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2018 Books on Baseball 

(These titles received for review by Spitball make up the most comprehensive list of new baseball books to be found anywhere. Lists of previous years' books follow this one. Last updated on January 28, 2019). 

Alou: My Baseball Journey by Felipe Alou w/Peter Kerasotis. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

The Anatomy of Baseball Nicknames by Ken Melley. Page Publishing. PB, $15.95.

Astroball: The New Way to Win It All by Ben Reiter. Crown Archetype. HB, $27.

The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty by Bryan Hoch. Diversion Books. HB, $24.99.

Bachelor Girl (a novel) by Kim Van Alkemade. Touchstone. PB, $16.

Ballpark 2 Ballpark: Journey through the Minor Leagues (Vol. 1) by John & Vicki Hoppin. Black Rose Writing. HB, $44.95.

Ballpark 2 Ballpark: Journey through the Minor Leagues (Vol. 2) by John & Vicki Hoppin. Black Rose Writing. HB, $44.95.

Baseball in Alabama: Tales of Hardball in the Heart of Dixie by Doug Wedge. The History Press. PB, $22.99.

Baseball and America by Jim Halloran. TriMark Press. PB, $22.95.

Baseball Cop: The Dark Side of America's National Pastime by Eddie Dominguez w/Christian Red & Teri Thompson. Hachette Books. HB, $28.

The Baseball Fanbook: Everything You Need to Become a Hardball Know-It-All  by Gary Gramling. Liberty Street. HB, $19.99.

The Baseball Fan's Treasury of Quotations: Wisdom from the Legends of America's Favorite Pastime. Hatherleigh Press. HB, $12.50.

Baseball Goes West: The Dodgers, the Giants, and the Shaping of the Major Leagues by Lincoln A. Mitchell. Kent State University Press. HB, $39.95.

Baseball in a Grain of Sand: Seeing the Game through a Small Town season by Bill Gruber. McFarland. PB, $35.

Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs: A Reference Guide (2nd Edition) by Ron Keurajian. McFarland. PB, $35.

Baseball Italian Style: Great Stories Told by Italian American Major Leagues from Crosetti to Piazza by Lawrence Baldassaro. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

Baseball Pioneers: True Stories of Guts and Glory as Told by Pioneering Men and Women of the Game ed. by Kelly Holtzclaw & Jon Leonoudakis. Facetious Publishing. PB, $14.99.

Baseball Sites Every Fan Should Visit in Philadelphia and New Jersey by Jason Love. Self-published. PB, $4.99.

Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind by David Wanczyk. Ohio University Press. HB, $26.95.

Being Ted Williams: Growing Up with a Baseball Idol by Dick Enberg w/Tom Clavin. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created by Jane Leavy. Harper. HB, $32.50.

Biz Mackey, A Giant behind the Plate: The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Famer by Rich Westcott. Temple University Press. HB, $27.50.

Breaking Babe Ruth: Baseball's Campaign against Its Biggest Star by Edmund F. Wehrle. University of Missouri Press. HB, $24.98.

Brothers in Arms: Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers' Extraordinary Pitching Tradition byJon Weisman. Triumph Books. PB, $19.95.

The Chicken Runs at Midnight by Tom Friend. Zondervan. HB, $24.99.

Cincinnati's 150-Year Opening Day History by Randy Freking. Cincinnati Book Publishing. PB, $29.95.

The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team that Helped Win World War II by Anne R. Keene. Sports Publishing. HB, $26.99.

The Clubhouse Thief (novel) by James Janko. Western Michigan University. PB, $18.

The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America's National Pastime by Alex Irvine (ill. by Tomm Coker & C.P. Smith). Ten Speed Press. PB, $18.99.

Contesting the Myths of Samurai Baseball: Cultural Representations of Japan's National pastime by Christopher T. Keaveney. Hong Kong University Press. HB, $45.

The Cornfield Boys: An Epic Novel of Negro League Baseball by Douglas Quinn. White Heron Press. PB, $19.95.

Curving Foul: A Story about Baseball, A Story about Life (novel) by Harris Frommer. Gray Productions. PB, $13.99.

Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond by Davey Johnson w/Erik Sherman. Triumph Books. HB, $26.95.

Dick Bosman on Pitching: Lessons from the Life of a Maor League Ballplayer and Pitching Coach by Ted Leavengood & Dick Bosman. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $35.

The Dodgers: 60 Years in Los Angeles by Michael Schiavone. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

Dugout, Icons and Dreams: Minor League Baseball Career, Major League Baseball Memories by Bill Davidson. Wasteland Press. PB, $12.95.

Everything I Know I Learned from Baseball: 99 Life Lessons from the Ball Field by Philip Theibert. Summer Games Books. HB, $16.99.

Fairly at Bat: My 50 Years in Baseball, from the Batter's Box to the Broadcast Booth by Ron Fairly w/Steve Springer. Back Story Publishing. PB, $13.99.

Fenway Park: Images of Modern America by Raymond Sinibaldi. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $22.99.

A Franchise on the Rise: The First Twenty Years of the New York Yankees by Dom Amore. Sports Publishing. HB, $27.99.

Game Faces: Early Baseball Cards from the Library of Congress by Peter Devereaux. Smithsonian Books. HB, $24.95.

Gator: My Life in Pinstripes by Ron Guidry w/Andrew Beaton. Crown Archetype. HB, $26.

Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud by Tony Castro. Triumph Books. HB, $29.95.

Gettysburg Eddie: The Story of Eddie Plank by Lawrence Knorr. Sunbury Press. PB, $19.95.

The Giants of the Polo Grounds: The Glorious Times of Baseball's New York Giants (revised & expanded ed.) by Noel Hynd. Red Cat Tales Publishing. PB, $26.50.

Gods of Wood and Stone (a novel) by Mark Di Ionno. Touchstone. HB, $26.

Home of the Braves: The Battle for Baseball in MIlwaukee by Patrick W. Steele. University of Wisconsin press. HB, $26.95.

Hurrican Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City by Joe Holley. Hachette Books. HB,$27.

If God Invented Baseball (poems) by E. Ethelbert Miller. City Point Press. PB, $14.99.

I'm Keith Hernandez: A Memoir by Keith Hernandez.Little Brown. HB, $28.

The Immaculate Inning: Unassisted Triple Plays, 40/40 Seasons, and the Stories behind Baseball's Rarest Feats by Joe Cox. Lyons Press. HB, $27.95.

Insight Pitch: My Life as a Major League Closer by Skip Lockwood. Sports Publishing.HB, $19.99.

Joe DiMaggio Moves like Liquid Light: Poems by Loren Broaddus. Pencil Box Press. PB, $20.

Joy in Tigertown: A Determined Team, a Resilient City, and Our Magical Run to the 1968 World Series by Mickey Lolich w/Tom Gage. Triumph Books. PB, $19.95.

Koufax Throws a Curve: The Los Angeles Dodgers at the End of an Era, 1964-1966 by Brian M. Endsley. McFarland. PB, $35.

L.A. Baseball: From the Pacific Coast League to the Major Leagues ed. by David Davis. Photo Friends of the Los Angeles Public Library. PB, $15.

Maz to Yaz to Amazin': Baseball's Spectacular 1960s by Thad Mnmau. Summer Games Press. PB, $16.99.

Mets in 10s: Best and Worst of an Amazin' History by Brian Wright. The History Press. PB, $21.99.

Mexican American Baseball in Kansas City (Images of Baseball) by Richard A. Santillan, Gene T. Chavez, Rod Martinez, Raymond Olais, & Ben Chappell. Arcadia. PB, $21.99.

Mexican American Baseball in the San Gabriel Valley by Richard A. Santillan, Camila Alva Lopez, James H. Aguirre et al. Arcadia. PB, $23.99.

Motor City Champs: Mickey Cochrane and the 1934-1935 Detroit Tigers by Scott Ferkovich. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

A Mound over Hell: Book 1 of the Dark Depths Series (novel) by Gary Morgenstein. Indigo. PB, $18.95.

...And My Father was There (a novel) by Noah McCaffrey. Glory Road Books. PB, $14.99.

Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball by Bob Tewksbury & Scott Miller. Da Capo Press. HB, $27.

An October to Remember: 1968: The Tigers-Cardinals World Series as Told by the Men Who played it by Brendan Donley. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

Once upon a Team: The Epic Rise and Histpric Fall of Baseball's Wilmington Quicsteps by Jon Springer. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

The Pitcher and the Dictator: Satchel Paige's Unlikely Season in the Dominican Republic by Averell "Ace" Smith. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $26.95.

The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball & the White House by Curt Smith. University of Nebrask a Press. HB, $29.95.

Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game by Rob Neyer. HarperCollins. HB, $27.99.

A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle by Randy Roberts & Johnny Smith. Basic Books. HB, $28.

September 1918: War, Plaque, and the World Series by Skip Desjardin. Regnery History. HB,$29.99.

The Shift: The Next Evolution in Baseball Thinking by Russell A. Carelton. Triumph Books. PB, $19.95.

A Short Season: Faith, Family, and a Boy's Love for Baseball by G. David Bohner & Jake Gronsky. Sunbury Press. PB, $19.95.

Roy Sievers:"The Sweetest Right Handed Swing" in 1950s Baseball by Paul Scimonelli. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Singles and Smiles: How Artie Wilson Broke Baseball's Color Barrier by Gaylon H. White. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $35.

Something Magic: The Baltimore Orioles, 1979-1983 by Charles Kupfer. McFarland. PB, $35.

The Sons of Summer (a novel) by Michael Dault. Christopher Matthews Publishing. PB, $17.95.

The Story of Baseball in 100 Photographs by the editors of Sports Illustrated (introduction by Kostya Kennedy). Time Inc. Books. HB, $30.

The Spy Who Played Baseball by Carrie Jones (illustrated by Gary Cherrington). Kar-Ben Publishing. PB, $7.99.

Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, A Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing by Wil Haygood. Knopf. HB, $27.95.

Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America by David Rapp. The University of Chicago Press. HB, $27.50.

Tom Yawkey: Patriarch of the Boston Red Sox by Bill Nowlin. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $36.95.

Try Not to Suck: The Exceptional, Extraordinary Baseball Life of Joe Maddon by Bill Chastain $ Jesse Rogers. Triumph Books. HB, $29.95.

Warren Spahn: A Biography of the Legendary Lefty by Lew Freedman. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

Wee Willie Sherdel: The Cardinals' Winningest Left-Hander by John G. Coulson w/John T. Sherdel. Friesen Press. PB, $15.99.

Why Baseball Matters by Susan Jacoby. Yale University Press. HB, $26.

Winning Ugly: A Visual History of the Most Bizarre Baseball Uniforms Ever Worn by Todd Radom. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

Wrigley Field's Amazing Vendors by Lloyd Rutzky & Joel Levin. Arcadia. PB, $23.99.

Yankees 1936-39, Baseball's Greatest Dynasty: Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and the Birth of a New Era by Stanley Cohen. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

The 1967 American League Pennant Race: Four Teams, Six Weeks, One Winner by Cameron Bright. McFarland. PB, $35.

2017 Books on Baseball

(These titles received for review by Spitball make up the most comprehensive list of new baseball books to be found anywhere. Lists of previous years' books follow this one. Last updated on September 28, 2018.

Aaron Judge: The Incredible Story of the New York Yankees' Home-run-hitting Phenom by David Fischer. Sports Publishing. HB, $19.99.

Almost Perfect: The Heartbreaking Pursuit of Pitching's Holy Grail by Joe Cox. Lyons Press. HB, $26.95.

The Amazing Baseball Adventure: Ballpark Wonders from the Bushes to the Show by Josh Pahigian. Lyons Press. HB, $19.95.

America at the Seams: 50 Stories in 50 States of How Baseball Unites Our Country by Nathan Rueckert w/Ethan D. Bryan. Baseball Seams Co. HB, $34.95.

Aussie Baseball Musings by Nicholas R. W. Henning. Self-published. PB, $15.99.

Aussie World Baseball Classic Experiences from 2006 to 2017 by Nicholas R. W. Henning. Self-published. PB, $15.99.

The Backwards K (novel) by J. J. Hebert. Mindstir Media. PB, $9.99.

Baseball Beyond Our Borders: An International Pastime ed. by George Gmelch & Daniel A. Nathan. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $14.95.

Baseball in Buffalo (Images of Baseball) by Paul Lagendorfer and the Buffalo History Museum. Arcadia. PB, $21.99.

The Baseball Diary Anthology, Vol. 2: 1984-85 ed. by William Fuller. Self-published. PB, $20.

Baseball Goes to the Movies by Ron Backer. Applause Books. PB, $19.99.

Baseball Junkie: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of a World Series Champion by Aubrey Huff w/Stephen Cassar. Dream Grinder Press. PB, $18.99.

Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game that Saved Me by Stacey May Fowles. McClelland & Stewart. PB, $18.

Baseball in Montgomery (Images of Baseball) by Clarence Watkins. Arcadia. PB, $21.99.

Baseball in Northwest Iowa (Images of Baseball) by Joan Wendl Thomas. Arcadia. PB, $21.99.

Between the Innings (novel) by Dan J. Kirk. Pocol Press. PB, $21.95.

The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager by Ned Colletti w/Joseph A. Reaves. G.P. Putnam's Sons. HB, $28.

Big League Dream: The Sweet Taste of Life in the Majors by Roy Berger. Mountain Arbor Press. PB, $16.95.

The Bill James Handbook: The Complete Up-to-Date Statistics on Every Major League Player, Team and Manager through Last Season. Acta Sports. PB, $29.95.

The Boy Who Knew Too Much: An Astounding True Story of a Young Boy's Past-Life Memories by Cathy Byrd. Hay House. HB, $19.99.

The Call (a baseball novel) by Laurie Boris. Self-published. PB, $14.

Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character by Marty Appel. Doubleday. HB, $27.95.

Caught Looking: Poems by Charles Sean Carroll. WordTech Editions. PB, $9.00.

The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse by Rich Cohen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. HB, $26.

Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue: Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Rivalry by Tom Van Riper. Rowman & Little field. HB, $38.

Cleburner Baseball: A Railroader History by Scott Cain. The History Press. PB, $21.99.

The Cooperstown Casebook: Who's in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Who Should Be In, and Who Should Pack Their Plaques by Jay Jaffe. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $25.99.

Coulda Woulda Shoulda: Baseball Stories You Haven't Heard Yet by Chris Williams. Acta Sports. PB, $10.95.

The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse by Tom Verducci. Crown Archetype. HB, $28.

Diamonds from the Dugout: 115 Baseball Legends Remember Their Greatest Hits by Mark Newman. Blue River Press. HB, $24.95.

Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of an American Hero by Dr. Rock Positano and John Positano. Simon & Schuster. HB, $26.

Distilled: A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball, and Philanthropy by Charles Bronfman w/Howard Green. HarperCollins. HB, $33.99 (Canadian).

Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's by Jason Turbow. Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt. HB, $26.

Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters by Mark Kingwell. Biblioasis. PB, $16.95.

Fantasy Life: Baseball and the American Dream (photographs) by Tabitha Soren. Aperture. HB, $45.

Father, Sons, & Holy Ghosts: Baseball as a Spiritual Experience by Austin Gisriel. Self-published. PB, $5.49.

Fathers, Sons, and the Holy Ghosts of Baseball (novel) by Tommy Murray. Beaver's Pond Press. PB, $17.95.

From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball during the Great War by Jim Leeke. University of Nebraska Press, HB, $32.95.

Hard to Grip: A Memoir of Youth, Baseball, and Chronic Illness by Emil DeAndreis. Schaffner Press. PB, $16.95.

Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants by Robert F. Garratt. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Houston to Cooperstown: The Houston Astros' Biggio & Bagwell Years by Greg Lucas. Blue River Press. HB, $27.95.

Hugh Casey: The Triumphs and Tragedies of a Brooklyn Dodger by Lyle Spatz. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $40.

The Inventors: Ingenious Ideas & Creative Designs: Baseball by Christopher J. Fox. Bad Burro Press. PB, $12.95.

It Happens Every Spring: DiMaggio, Mays, the Splendid Splinter, and a Lifetime at the Ballpark by Ira Berkow. Triumph Books. PB, $19.95.

Jack Sanford: From Blightville to the Big Leagues by Jim Hawkins. 3 Swallys Press. PB, $15.

Just Baseball: A Guide to Navigating the World of Baseball Recruitment for Players and Parents by Mike Just. Sports Publishing. HB, $19.99.

Kill the Ampaya! The Best Latin American Baseball Fiction ed. and translated by Dick Cluster. Mandel Vilar Press. PB, $19.95.

Latino Stars in Major League Baseball: From Bobby Abreu to Carlos Zambrano by Jonathan Weeks. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $36.

Lefty O'Doul: Baseball's Forgotten Ambassador by Dennis Snelling. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $27.95.

Leo Durocher: Baseball's Prodigal Son by Paul Dickson. Bloomsbury. $28.

Lost Ballparks by Dennis Evanosky & Eric J. Kos. Pavilion. HB, $19.95.

Lou: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball by Lou Piniella w/Bill Madden. HarperCollins. HB, $27.99.

Macho Row: The 1993 Phillies and Baseball's Unwritten Code by William C. Kashatus. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $27.95.

Make the Call Baseball #1 Opening Day: Choose Your Path and Win the Game! by Dan Gorgone. Self-published. PB, $5.99.

Making My Pitch: A Woman's Baseball Odyssey by Ila Borders w/Jean Hastings Ardell. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $26.95.

The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance, 4th ed. by H.A. Dorfman. Lyons Press. PB, $18.95.

Mexican American Baseball in El Paso (Images of Baseball) by Richard A. Santillan, Eric Enders, Pete G. Flores, Donavan Lopez, and Jorge Iber. Arcadia. PB, $21.99.

Mexican American Baseball in Houston and Southeast Texas (Images of Baseball) by Richard A. Santillan, Gregory Garrett, Joseph Thompson, Mikaela Selley, and William Lange. Arcadia. PB, $21.99.

National Pastime: U. S. History through Baseball by Martin C. Babicz & Thomas W. Zeiler. Roman & Littlefield. HB, $36.

The New Baseball Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists, and Legends from Our National Pastime by Dan Schlossberg. Sports Publishing. PB, $17.99.

One Nation under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime by John Florio & Ouisie Shapiro. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

The Only Del: The Greatest Batsman in the Land (novel) by W. G. Braund. Out of the Park. HB, $30.

Papi: My Story by David Ortiz w/Michael Holley. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $28.

The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life by Rick Ankiel & Tim Brown. Public Affairs. HB, $27.

Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star by Greg W. Prince. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

The Plan: Epstein, Maddon, and the Audacious Blueprint for a Cubs Dynasty by David Kaplan. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.

The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic by Richard Sandomir. Hachette Books. HB. $27.

Rock Solid: My Life in Baseball's Fast Lane by Tim Raines w/Alan Maimon. Triumph Books. HB, $25.95.

The Slide: Leyland, Bonds, & the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates by Richard & Stephen Peterson. University of Pittsburgh Press. HB, $24.95.

Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats that Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones that Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think about Baseball by Keith Law. William Morrow. HB, $27.99.

Smarty Marty Steps up Her Game by Amy Gutierrez. Cameron + Company. HB, $13.95.

So You Think You Are a Chicago Cubs Fan? Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards by Sam Pathy. Sports Publishing. PB, $14.99.

So You Think You Are a Kansas City Royals Fan? Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards by Curt Nelson. Sports Publishing. PB, $14.99.

So You Think You Are a New York Mets Fan? Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards by Brett Topel. Sports Publishing. PB, $14.99.

Spirit of '67: The Cardiac Kids, El Birdos, and the World Series that Captivated America by Thomas J. Whalen. Rowman & Little field. HB, $35.

St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team by Bill Borst, Bill Rogers, and Ed Wheatley. Reedy Press. HB, $36.

The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record by John Eisenberg. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $26.

Suicide Squeeze: Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the Fight against Teenage Steroid Abuse by William C. Kashatus. Temple University Press. HB, $28.

Tales from the 1967 Red Sox Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Stories ever Told from the Impossible Dream Season by Rico Petrocelli & Chad Scoggins. Sports Publishing. HB, $19.99.

Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages by David Ross w/Don Yeager. Hachette Books. HB, $28.

The Ultimate Yankee Book: From the Beginning to Today: Trivia, facts and Stat, Oral History, Marker Moments and Legendary Personalities-A History and Reference Book about Baseball's Greatest Franchise by Harvey Frommer. Page Street Publishing. HB, $35.

Waiting for Pumpsie (children's picture book) by Barry Wittenstein (ill. London Ladd). Charlesbridge. HB, $16.99.

We All Have Fathers: A Red Sox Memoir by Peter Hartshorn. Miniver Press. PB,

The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age by Sridhar Pappu. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $28.

The 50 Greatest Players in Cubs History by Robert W. Cohen. Blue River Press. HB, $24.95.

The 50 Greatest Players in Dodgers History by Robert W. Cohen. Blue River Press. HB, $24.95.

The 50 Greatest Players in New York/San Francisco Giants History by Robert W. Cohen. Sports Publishing. HB, $25.99.

2016 Books on Baseball

(These titles received for review by Spitball make up the most comprehensive list of new baseball books to be found anywhere. Lists of previous books follow this one. Updated March 5, 2017.)

Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution by Brian Kenny. Simon & Schuster. HB, $28.

The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports by Jeff Passan. HarperCollins. HB, $26.99.

At the Ballpark: A Fan's Companion by Kevin O'Malley & Charlie Vascellaro. PB, $12.95.

Baseball FAQ: All that's Left to Know about America's Pastime by Tom Demichael. Backbeat Books. PB, $24.99.

Baseball Field Guide: An In-Depth Illustrated Guide to the Complete Rules of Baseball by Dan Formosa & Paul Hamburger. The Experiment. PB, $14.95.

Baseball's Dynasties and the Players Who Built Them by Jonathan Weeks. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $40.

Baseball's Most Baffling MVP Ballots by Jeremy Lehrman. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Baseball's Power Shift: How the Players Union, the Fans, and the Media Changed American Sports Culture by Krister Swanson. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big league Dreams by Michael Tackett. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB,$26.

Beyond the Ballpark: The Honorable, Immoral, and Eccentric Lives of Baseball Legends by John A. Wood. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $40.

Born into Baseball: Laughter and Heartbreak at the Edge of The Show by Jim Campanis, Jr. Summer Game Books. PB, $15.99.

Bucky F*ucking Dent (a novel) by David Duchovny. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. HB, $26.

The Cardinal Way: How One Team Embraced Tradition and Moneyball at the Same Time by Howard Megdal. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $26.99.

Change Up (juvenile fiction) by Derek Jeter w/Paul Mantell. Simon & Schuster. HB, $16.99.

Chasing Willie Mays: A Memoir by Paul Kocak. Creators Publishing. PB, $14.99.

Clearing the Bases: A Veteran Sportswriter on the National Pastime by Jim Kaplan. Levellers Press. PB, $18.95.

Cuba's Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story by Peter C. Bjarkman. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $36.

DiMag & MIck: Sibling Rivals, Yankee Blood Brothers by Tony Castro. Lyons Press. HB, $24.95.

Dingers: The 100 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History by Joshua Shifrin and Tommy Shea. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977-78 Dodgers by Michael Fallon. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.

Ed, Not Eddie: An Eli Sharpe Mystery (novel) by Max Everhart. Camel Press. PB, $14.95.

The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Life of Houston's Iconic Astrodome by Robert C. Trumpbour & Kenneth Womack. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $27.95.

Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame that Lasted Forever by Kevin Cook. Henry Holt. HB, $30.

Fall from Grace: The Truth and Tragedy of "Shoeless Joe" Jackson by Tim Hornbaker. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

Fastball John by John D'Acquisto & Dave Jordan. Instream Books. PB, $20.99.

Fastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and Women Who Made the Game by Erica Westly. Touchstone. HB, $26.

Finley Ball: How Two Outsiders Turned the Oakland A's into a Dynasty and Changed the Game Forever by Nancy Finley. Regnery History. HB, $27.99.

Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments by Stephen Wong and Dave Grob. Smithsonian Books. HB, $34.95.

Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life by Ron Darling w/Daniel Paisner. St. Martin's Press. HB, $25.99.

God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen by Mitchell Nathanson. University of Pennsylvania Press. HB, $35.

The Great Baseball Revolt: The Rise and Fall of the 1890 Players League by Robert B. Ross. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Greatness in the Shadows: Larry Doby and the Integration of the American League by Douglas M. Branson. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.

Hairs vs. Squares: The Mustache Gang, the Big Red Machine, and the Tumultuous Summer of '72 by Ed Gruver. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Handsome Ransom Jackson: Accidental Big Leaguer by Ransom Jackson Jr. w/Gaylon H. White. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $40.

Herb Pennock: Baseball's Faultless Pitcher by Keith Craig. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $35.

Hits and Sacrifices (poetry) by Bruce W. Niedt. Finishing Line Press. PB, $12.49.

The House of Daniel: A Novel of Wild Magic, the Great Depression, and Semipro Baseball by Harry Turtledove. Tor/Forge. HB, $24.99.

If These Walls Could Talk, Milwaukee Brewers: Stories from the Milwaukee Brewers Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box by Bill Schroeder w/Drew Olson. Triumph Books. PB, $16.95.

I'm Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies by Tim Kurkjian. St. Martin's Press. HB, $26.99.

Incredible Baseball Stats: The Coolest, Strangest Stats and Facts in Baseball History by Kevin Reavy and Ryan Spaeder. Sports Publishing. PB, $16.99.

Jackie Robinson: An Integrated Life by J. Christopher Schultz. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $38.

Jackie Robinson in Quotes: The Remarkable Life of Baseball's Most Significant Player by Danny Peary. Page Street Publishing. HB, $19.95.

Ken Boyer: All-Star, MVP, Captain by Kevin D. McCann. BrayBree Publishing. PB, $

Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball with the '86 Mets by Erik Sherman. Berkley. HB, $27.

The Knuckleball Club: The Extraordinary Men Who Mastered Baseball's Most Difficult Pitch by Richard A. Johnson. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $40.

The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty Before the Curse by Hal Bock. Rowman & Littlefield. HB. $35.

The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers by Michael Leahy. Harper. HB, $26.99.

Legends of Giants Baseball by Mike Shannon (illustrated by Chris Felix, Scott Hannig, & Donnie Pollard). Kent State University Press. HB, $29.95.

Mickey Mantle: Inside and Outside the Lines by Tom Molito. Black Rose Writing. PB, $15.95.

My 30 Ballpark Summer: A Journey through Baseball's Generations by Tobey Shiverick. Summer Game Books. PB, $14.95.

Night at the Stadium (children's picture book) by Phil Bildner (illus. by Tom Booth). Aladdin. HB, $17.99.

The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh & Sam Miller. Henry Holt. HB, $30.

Playing with Tigers: A Minor League Chronicle of the Sixties by George Gmelch. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $26.95.

Right Down the Middle: The Ralph Terry Story by Ralph Terry w/John Wooley. Mullerhaus. PB, $17.95.

Rule Graphics: Professional Baseball (2nd Ed.) by Dennis Goodman. CoffeHouse Development. PB, $16.99.

A Season for the Ages: How the 2016 Chicago Cubs Brought a World Series Championship to the North Side by Al Yellon. Sports Publishing. HB, $19.99.

The Selling of the Babe: The Deal that Changed Baseball and Created a Legend by Glenn Stout. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $27.99.

A Single Thing Happened (novel) by Daniel Paisner. Relegation Books. PB, $16.

Sports Illustrated Kids Baseball Then to Now! Liberty Street. HB, $19.95.

Sports Illustrated Kids My First Book of Baseball: Mostly Everything Explained about the Game. Liberty Street. HB, $11.95.

Stealing Games: How John McGraw Transformed Baseball with the 1911 New York Giants by Maury Klein. Bloomsbury Press. HB, $34.

Ted Strong Jr.: The Untold Story of an Original Harlem Globetrotter and Negro Leagues All-Star by Sherman L. Jenkins. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $38.

Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball by Nathan Michael Corzine. University of Illinois Press. PB, $19.95.

Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit by Tom Stanton. Lyons Press. HB, $26.

They Played for the Love of the Game: Untold Stories of Black Baseball in Minnesota by Frank M. White. Minnesota Historical Press. PB, $19.95.

Ty Cobb: Baseball and American Manhood by Steven Elliott Tripp. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $45.

Under One Roof: The Yankees, the Cardinals, and a Doctor's Battle to Integrate Spring Training by Adam Henig. Wise Ink Creative Publishing. PB, $9.95.

The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays by Andrew Forbes. Invisible Publishing. PB, $16.95.

Wild in the Strike Zone: Baseball Poems by Tim Peeler. Rank Stranger Press. PB, $13.95.

Weaponized Baseball: Declassified, Withheld Stories Reveal Baseball's Hidden Role in Geopolitics, International Military Action, Mental Manipulation, & Mass Distraction by Scott A. Rowan. Sherpa Multimedia. HB, $24.95.

Will Big League Baseball Survive?: Globalization, the End of Television, Youth Sports, and the Future of Major League Baseball by Lincoln Mitchell. Temple University Press. PB, $24.95.

You Never Heard of Casey Stengel? (children's picture book) by Jonah Winter & Barry Blitt. Schwartz & Wade Books. HB, $17.99.

The 50 Greatest Players in Pittsburgh Pirates History by David Finoli. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $39.95.

2015 Books on Baseball

(These titles received for review by Spitball make up the most comprehensive list of new baseball books to be found anywhere. Lists of previous books follow this one. Updated December 6, 2015.)

Against All Odds: A Success Story by Charlton Maxwell Jimerson. Self-published. PB, $12.99.

Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History by Matt Nadel. Summer Game Books. PB, $10.

America's Fall Classic: The Games Played Defining Records, Repeats and Reputation: Vol. 1, 1903 to 1928 by J. B. Scott & Evan S. Fiedler. Self-published. PB, $9.99.

America's Fall Classic: When Heroes Become Legends: Vol. 2, 1929-1953 by J. B. Scott & Evan S. Fiedler. Self-published. PB, $9.99.

America's Fall Classic: The Golden Age: Vol. 3, 1954-1978 by J. B. Scott & Evan S. Fiedler. Self-published. PB, $12.99.

America's Fall Classic: Endurance: Vol. 4, 1979-2003 by J. B. Scott & Evan S. Fiedler. Self-published. PB, $17.99.

Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years of Orioles Magic by Jim Henneman. Insight Editions. HB, $50.

Baseball Immortal Derek Jeter: A Career in Quotes by Danny Peary. Page Street Publishing. HB, $19.99.

Baseball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets by Steve Kettmann. Atlantic Monthly Press. HB, $26.

The Baseball Stadium Insider: A Dissection of all Thirty Ballparks, Legendary Players, and Memorable Moments by Matt Lupica. Kent State University Press. PB, $29.95.

Baseball's Top 10: Ranking the Best Major League Players by Position by Robert Kuenster. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $35.

Baseball's Untold History: The People by Michael Lynch. Summer Game Books. PB. $12.

Before the Ivy: The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago by Laurent Pernot. University of Chicago Press. PB, $16.95.

Belles of the Ballpark: Celebrating the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League by Diana Star Helmer & Thomas S. Owens. Summer Game Books. PB, $13.

The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers' Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse by Molly Knight. Simon & Schuster. HB, $26.

The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball by Charles Fountain. Oxford University Press. HB, $27.95.

Big Data Baseball: Math, Miracles, and the End of a 20-Year Losing Streak by Travis Sawchik. Flatiron Books. HB,$26.99.

Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed genius by Bill Pennington. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $30.

Breaking Ground: How Jackie Robinson Changed Brooklyn by Alan Lelchuk. Mandel Vilar Press. PB, $15.95.

A Calculus of Color: The Integration of Baseball's American League by Robert Kuhn McGregor. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Capone, the Cobbs, and Me (novel) by Rex Burwell. Livingston Press. PB, $17.95.

Championship Blood: The San Francisco Giants 2014 World Series Champions by Brian Murphy (photography by Brad Mangin). Cameron + Company. HB, $49.95.

Cincinnati Reds Legends by Mike Shannon. Kent State University Press. HB, $29.95.

The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees by Steve Steinberg & Lyle Spatz. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.

Connie Mack: The Grand Old Man of Baseball; In His Final Years, 1932-1956 by Norman L. Macht. Nebraska University Press. HB, $39.95.

Crack of the Bat: A History of Baseball on the Radio by James R. Walker. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $28.95.

The Curse of the Bambino or How the Sox Finally End It by Liam. Self-published. PB, $15.99.

The Dad Report: Fathers, Sons, and Baseball Families by Kevin Cook. Norton. HB, $26.95.

Diehards: Why Fans Care So Much about Sports by Chip Scarinzi. Rowe Publishing. PB, $15.95.

Dreaming .400: Tales of Baseball Redemption (short fiction) by Steve Myers. Summer Game Books. PB, $12.95.

The Essential W.P. Kinsella by W. P. Kinsella. Tachyon. PB, $15.95.

The Flannel Past (novel) by Matt Dahlgren. Self-published. PB, $14.

The Galveston Buccaneers: Shearn Moody and the 1934 Texas League Championship by Kris Rutherford. The History Press. PB, $21.99.

The Game Must Go On: Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the Great Days of Baseball on the Home Front in WWII by John Klima. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $27.99.

A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball by Jennifer Ring. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life by Mort Zachter. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.

The Global Baseball Classroom: Reflections Beyond Home by Brent Loehr. Summer Game Books. PB, $15.

The Golden Era of Major League Baseball: A Time of Transition and Integration by Bryan Soderholm-Difatte. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $38.

The Gospel According to Casey: Casey Stengel's Inimitable, Instructional, Historical Baseball Book by Ira Berkow & Jim Kaplan. Summer Game Books. $14.

The Grind: Inside Baseball's Endless Season by Barry Svrluga. Blue Rider Press. HB, $23.95.

Handy Andy: The Andy Pafko Story by Joe Niese. Chippewa River Press. HB, $25.

Hardball Retrospective: Evaluating Scouting and Development Outcomes for the Modern-Era Franchises by Derek Bain. Tuatara Software. PB, 19.99.

Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League by Cesar Brioso. University Press of Florida. HB, $24.95.

Heard but Not Seen: Richard Nixon, Frank Robinson and the All-Star Game's Most Debated Play by Denny Dressman. ComServ Books. PB, $14.

A History of Baseball in 100 Objects: A Tour through the Bats, Balls, Uniforms, Awards, Documents, and Other Artifacts that Tell the Story of the National Pastime by Josh Leventhal. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. HB, $29.95.

Indiana-Born major League Baseball Players: A Biographical Dictionary, 1871-2014 by Pete Cava. McFarland. PB, $39.95.

I Found Someone to Play With: A Biography of Larry LeGrande, The Last Member of the Satchel Paige All-Stars by M. M. Angelo. Tate Publishing. PB, $17.99.

In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball by Mark L. Armour & Daniel R. Levitt. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.

Intangiball: The Subtle Things that Win Baseball Games by Lonnie Wheeler. Simon & Schuster. HB, $26.

Joe Black: More than a Dodger by Martha Jo Black & Chuck Schoffner. Academy Chicago Publishers. HB. $27.95.

The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes by Jorge Posada w/Gary Brozek. Dey St. HB, $27.99.

Knuckleball: The History of the Unhittable Pitch by Lew Freedman. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

The League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of Baseball's Forgotten Heroes by Gary Cieradkowski. Simon & Schuster. HB, $25.

The Little General: Gene Mauch, A Baseball Life by Mel Proctor. Blue River Press. $22.95.

The Making of Major League by Jonathan Knight. Gray & Company. PB, $15.95.

Marvin Miller: Baseball Revolutionary by Robert F. Burk. University of Illinois Press. HB, $35.

Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer by Robert K. Fitts. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $28.95.

The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life by Mike Matheny w/Jerry B. Jenkins. Crown Archetype. HB, $24.

The Minneapolis Millers of the American Association by Rex Hamann. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.

The Miracle Braves, 1914-1916 bby Charles C. Alexander. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Molina: The Story of the Father who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty by Bengie Molina w/Joan Ryan. Simon & Schuster. HB, $25.

Montana Baseball History by Skylar Browning & Jeremy Watterson. The History Press. PB, $19.99.

Mystery Ball '58: A Season-Long Whodunit (novel) by Jeff Polman. Grassy Gutter Press. PB, $12.99.

The Nats and the Grays: How Baseball in the Nation's Capital Survived WWII by David E. Hubler & Josuua H. Drazen. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $65.

The Negro Southern League: A Baseball History, 1920-1951 by William J. Plott. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Nickel a Pack by Jim Worsley. Self-published. PB, $13.99.

Nine Innings for the King: The Day Wartime London Stopped for Baseball, July 4, 1918 by Jim Leeke. MvFarland. PB, $29.95.

On-Base Specialist: A New Model for Baseball Offense by Bill Hagedorn. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

The Only Game (juvenile fiction) by Mike Lupica. Simon & Schuster. HB, $16.99.

Pedro by Pedro Martinez & Michael Silverman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $28.

The Perfect Game (novel) by Leslie Dana Kirby. Poisoned Pen Press. HB, $24.95.

Philadelphia Phillies: Where Have You Gone: Robin Roberts, Steve Carlton, Richie Ashburn, and Other Phillies Greats by Fran Zimniuch. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball's Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy by Filip Bondy. Scribner. HB, $25.

Pinstripe Pride: The Inside Story of the New York Yankees by Marty Appel. Simon & Schuster. HB, $19.99.

Pinstripes and Penance: The Life Story of Ex-Yankee John Malangone by Michael Harrison. Jarndyce & Jarndyce Press. PB, $23.

Pitch by Pitch: My View of One Unforgettable Game by Bob Gibson & Lonnie Wheeler. Flatiron Books. HB, $26.99.

The Pittsburgh Pirates' 1960 Season by David Finoli. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.

Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk by Doug Wilson. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $26.99.

Reading's Big League Exhibition Games by Brian C. Engelhardt. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.

The Real McCoy: My Half-Century with the Cincinnati Reds by Hal McCoy. Orange Fraser Press. PB, $19.95.

Red Sox Nation: The Rich and Colorful History of the Boston Red Sox by Peter Golenbock. Triumph Books. PB, $19.95.

Red Sox Rhymes: Verses and Curses by Dick Flavin. William Morrow. HB, $19.99.

Rule Graphics by Dennis Goodman. CoffeeHouse Development. PB, $14.99.

A Season to Remember: How Canada's Team Gave Us Our Best Summer in Twenty-Two Years. Toronto Star. PB, $22.

The Second-Greatest Baseball Game Ever Played by Drew Bridges. IUniverse. PB, $14.95.

Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story by Ed & Christopher Lucas. Simon & Schuster. HB, $26.

The St. Paul Saints: Baseball in the Capital City by Stew Thronley. Minnesota Historical Society Press. PB, $19.95.

Split Season: Fernandomania, The Bronx Zoo, and the Strike that Saved Baseball by Jeff Katz. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $27.99.

Split to Splinters (novel; an Eli Sharpe Mystery) by Max Everhart. Camel Press. PB, $14.95.

Strangers in the Bronx: DiMaggio, Mantle, and the Changing of the Yankee Guard by Andrew O'Toole. Triumph Books. HB, $25.95.

Tearin' Up the Pea Patch: The Brooklyn Dodgers, 1953 by Andrew Paul Mele. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

The Tenth Inning by Doug Hoekstra. Five-Minute Books. PB, $9.99.

Throw Like a Woman (novel) by Susan Petrone. The Story Plant. HB, $25.95.

Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen. Simon & Schuster. HB, $27.50.

The Voices of Baseball: The Game's Greatest Broadcasters Reflect on America's Pastime by Kirk McKnight. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $38.

War on the Basepaths: The Definitive Biography of Ty Cobb by Tim Hornbaker. Sports Publishing. HB. $24.99.

Wild Cards (novel) by Ken Berris. Acta Publications. HB, $24.95.

Willie Keeler: From the Playgrounds of Brooklyn to the Hall of Fame by Lyle Spatz. Rowman & Littlefield. PB, $40.

The World of Little League (Images of Modern America) by Janice L. Ogurcak. Arcadia. PB, $22.99.

Yankee Doodle: Inside the Locker Room with Mickey, Yogi, Reggie, and Derek by Phil Pepe. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

Yankees by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Bronx Bombers by Uniform Number by Bill Gutman. Sports Publishing. PB, $17.99.

The 50 Greatest Dodgers Games of All Time by J. P. Hoornstra. Riverdale Avenue Books. PB, $19.99.

100 Years of Who's Who in Baseball by Douglas B. Lyons. Lyons Press. PB, $24.95.

101 Baseball Places to See before You Strike Out, 2nd ed. by Josh Pahigian. Lyons Press. PB, $24.95.

715: Reflections on Hammerin' Hank & the Home Run that Made History by Kevin Neary. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.99.

1975 Red Sox: American League Champions by Raymond Sinibaldi. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.

2014 Books on Baseball

(These titles received for review by Spitball make up the most comprehensive list of new baseball books to be found anywhere. Lists of previous years' books follow this one. Updated: March 2, 2015)

Al Kaline's Last Bat Boy by Dennis Clotworthy. Wynwidyn Press. PB, $16.99.

American Past Time (a novel) by Len Joy. Hark! New Era Publishing. PB, $15.

At the Old Ballgame: Stories from Baseball's Golden Era ed. by Jeff Silverman. Lyons Press. PB, $16.95.

Babe Ruth's Called Shot: The Myth and Mystery of Baseball's Greatest Home Run by Ed Sherman. Lyons Press. HB, $25.95.

Baseball Card Generations by Matthew Orso. Tate Publishing. PB, $14.99

Baseball Road Trips: The Midwest and Great Lakes by Timothy M. Mullin. Triumph Books. PB, $16.95.

Baseball on the Prairie: How Seven Small-Town Teams Shaped Texas League History by Kris Rutherford. The History Press. PB, $19.99.

Baseball Skippers and Their Crews: The History of Every Major league Manager and Coach, 1871-2014 by Thomas W. Brucato. St. Johnann Press. HB, $42.50.

Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption by Nathaniel Grow. University of Illinois Press. PB, $35.

Baseball's Greatest Comeback: The Miracle Braves of 1914 by J. Brian Ross. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $38.

Battery Brothers (novel) by Steven Carman. Elephant's Bookshelf Press. PB,

Before Wrigley Became Wrigley: The Inside Story of the First Years of the Cubs' Home Field by Sean Deveney. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.95.

Big Red: Baseball, Fatherhood, and My Life in the Big Red Machine by Ken Griffey & Phil Pepe. Triumph Books. HB, $25.95.

Bigger than the Game: Restitching a Major League Life by Dirk Hayhurst. Kensington. PB, $14.95.

Bill Giles & Baseball by John B. Lord. Temple University Press. HB, $35.

The Bilko Athletic Club: The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels by Gaylon H. White. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $38.

Black Ball and the Boardwalk: The Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City, 1916-1929 by James E. Overmyer. McFarland. PB, $39.95.

Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era by Tim Elfrink & Gus Garcia-Roberts. Dutton. HB, $27.95.

Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser by Austin Gisriel. Summer Game Books. PB, $15.

The Bridgeport Hammer (novel) by Jonathan Weeks. Black Rose Writing. PB, $15.95.

Bring in the Right-Hander! My Twenty-Two Years in the Major Leagues by Jerry Reuss. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $27.95.

Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson by Doug Wilson. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $26.99.

Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark ed. by Sam Stephenson. Daylight Books. HB, $49.95.

Bush league Boys: The Postwar Legends of Baseball in the American Southwest by Toby Smith. University of New Mexico Press. PB, $24.95.

Called Out but Safe: A Baseball Umpire's Journey by Al Clark w/Dan Schlossberg. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $24.95.

Catching Lightning without the Bottle (novel) by Timothy F. Bouvine. Savage Press. PB, $16.95.

The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title that Became a National Obsession by Rick Huhn. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Chasing the Setting Sun: A Baseball Road Trip Alt-History Mystery Sci-fi Fantasy Story by Ron Collins. Skyfox Publishing. PB, $9.99.

The Closer: My Story by Mariano Rivera w/Wayne Coffey. Little Brown. HB, $28.

Collisions at Home: The Baseball Poems of Philip Theibert by Philip Theibert. Baseball Bard. PB, $15.

The Continental League: A Personal History by Russell D. Buhite. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $24.95.

The Cooperstown Chronicles: Baseball's Colorful Characters, Unusual Lives, and Strange Demises by Frank Russo. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $40.

The Cubs Quotient: How the Chicago Cubs Changed the World by Scott Rowan. Sherpa Multimedia. PB, $19.95.

The Death Row All Stars: A Story of Baseball, Corruption, and Murder by Howard Kazanjian & Chris Enss. Twodot. PB, $16.95.

Derek Jeter: Thanks for the Memories by David Fischer. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.95.

The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes from Left Field by Josh Ostergaard. Coffee House Press. PB, $15.95.

Don't Let Us Win Tonight: An Oral History of the 2004 Boston Red Sox's Impossible Playoff Run by Allan Woods & Bill Nowlin. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.

Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time by Tim Wendel. Da Capo. HB, $25.99.

Ed McKeon: Slugging Shortstop of the Cleveland Spiders by Rich Blevins. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Facing Mariano Rivera: Players Recall the Greatest Relief Pitcher Who Ever Lived ed. by David Fischer. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.95.

Fastball Fari (novel) by Michael John Cruit. Summer Game Books. PB, $14.

The Fight of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal and John Roseboro Turned Baseball's Ugliest Brawl into a Story of Forgiveness and Redemption by John Rosengren. Lyons Press. HB, $25.95.

For the Love of Baseball: A Celebration of the Game that Connects Us All ed. by Lee Gutkind & Andrew Blauner. Skyhorse Publishing. HB, $19.95.

Heroes in Hard Times: Satchel Paige, Dizzy Dean, and Baseball in Depression America (novel) by George Ehring. Self-published. PB, $19.95.

Go Go Gato: An Eli Sharpe Mystery by Max Everhart. Camel Press. PH, $14.95.

The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds ed. by Mark Armour. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $24.95.

Great Stuff: Baseball's Most Amazing Pitching Feats by Rich Westcott. Sports Publishing. HB, $25.95.

The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats in Stories and Images, The Complete Roster of Inductees. Little, Brown and Company. HB, $35.

Having a Career Day: 101 Incredible Baseball Feats by Stan Fischler. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.95.

Heart of the Order: Baseball Poems, An Anthology ed. by Gabriel Fried. Persea Books. PB, $17.95.

How Baseball Explains America by Hal Bodley. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.

How to Play Baseball: A Parent's Role in Their Child's Journey by Chuck Schumacher. Dunham Books. PB. $14.99.

How to Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide to Ballpark Banter by James Charlton & Sally Cook. Chronicle Books. HB, $14.95.

How the Yankees Explain New York by Chris Donnelly. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.

Jackie & Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and the Breaking of Baseball's Color Line by William C. Kashatus. University of Nebraska Press. HB. $24.95.

Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait by Rachel Robinson w/Lee Daniels. Abrams. HB, $29.95.

Johnny Evers: A Baseball Life by Dennis Snelling. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Just My Game by Jason Grilli. Mascot Books. PB, NA.

Killing the Curse (novel) by Dennis Hetzel w/Rick Robinson. Publisher Page. PB, $19.95.

Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership by Howard C. Fero & Rebecca L. Herman. Major League Leadership Enterprises. PB, $19.99.

The Local Boys: Hometown Players for the Cincinnati Reds by Joe Heffron & Jack Heffron. Clerisy Press. PB, $17.95.

Million Dollar Arm by J. B. Bernstein. Gallery Books. PB, $16.

The Minnesota Twins: Hardball History on the Prairie by Stew Thornley. The History Press. PB, $19.99.

The Minnesota Twins through Memorabilia by Clyde Doepner, Stew Thornley, & Jerry Stebbins. Nodin press. HB, $29.

Miracle at Fenway: The Inside Story of the Boston Red Sox 2004 Championship Season by Saul Wisnia. St. Martin's Press. HB, $26.99.

Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the '86 Mets by Mookie Wilson w/Erik Sherman. Berkley. HB, $26.95.

The Most Wonderful Week of the Year by Roy Berger. BookLOGIX. PB, $19.95.

Mover & Shaker: Walter O'Malley, the Dodgers, & Baseball's Westward Expansion by Andy McCue. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.

Mudville Madness: Fabulous Feats, Belligerent Behavior, and Erratic Episodes on the Diamond by Jonathan Weeks. Rowman & Littlefield. PB, $16.95.

A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred by George Will. Crown Archetype. HB, $25.

Nine Bucks a Pound: A Novel by James Bailey. Sun Field Press. PB, $13.95.

Nolan Ryan: The Making of a Pitcher by Rob Goldman. Triumph Books. HB, $26.95.

Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876-1950 by Scott Simkus. Chicago Review Press. HB, $26.95.

Parker Field (novel) by Howard Owen. Permanent Press. HB, $28.

Pete Rose: An American Dilemma by Kostya Kennedy. Sports Illustrated Books. HB, $26.95.

Pitching Around Fidel: A Journey into the Heart of Cuban Sports by S. L. Price, revised ed. University Press of Florida. PB, $19.95.

Pitching to the Pennant: The 1954 Cleveland Indians ed. by Joseph Wancho. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $26.95.

Rage: The Legend of "Baseball Bill" Denehy by Bill Denehy w/Peter Golenbock. Central Recovery Press. PB, $16.95.

Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball by Roger Kahn. Rodale. HB, $25.99.

The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball by Benjamin Baumer & Andrew Zimbalist. University of Pennsylvania Press. HB, $26.50.

Saving Babe Ruth (novel) by Tom Swyers. Hillcrest House Publishing. PB, $16.95.

The Set Up Man (novel) by T. T. Monday. Doubleday. HB, $24.95.

Sol White's Official Base Ball Guide w/introduction and notes by Gary Ashwill. Summer Game Books. PB, $12.

Stars and Stripes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76 by Dan Epstein. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $28.99.

Strike Four! The Crankshaft Baseball Book by Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers. Kent Stat University Press. PB, $24.95.

A Summer to Remember: Bill Veeck, Lou Boudreau, Bob Feller, and the 1948 Cleveland Indians by Lew Freedman. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.95.

Tales from the Deadball Era: Ty Cobb, Home Run Baker, Shoeless Joe Jackson, and the Wildest Times in Baseball History by Mark S. Halfon. Potomac Books. HB, $26.95.

The Texas League Baseball Almanac by David King & Tom Kayser. The History Press. PB, $16.99.

They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived by Doug Harvey & Peter Golenbock. Gallery Books. HB, $27.

Three Up and Three Down: Pearls of Wisdom by Merrianna L. McCully. Self-published. PB, $24.95.

Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played by Jason Kendall & Lee Judge. St. Martin's Press. HB, $25.99.

A Tribe Reborn: How the Cleveland Indians of the '90s Went from Cellar Dwellers to Playoff Contenders by George Christian Pappas. Sports Publishing. HB, $24. 95.

Triple Crowned: The San Francisco Giants' Incredible 2014 Championship Season by Bay Area News Group. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.

Turning the Black Sox White: The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. Comiskey by Tim Hornbaker. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.95.

The Umpire (novel) by William Francis. Self-published. PB, $11.99.

Up, Up & Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, & the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos by Jonah Keri. Random House Canada. HB, $32.

When Baseball Went White: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, & Dreams of a National Pastime by Ryan A. Swanson. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Where the Falcon Flies (novel) by August Sterling. Barringer Publishing. PB, $14.95.

Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein. Doubleday. HB, $26.95.

A Whole Lot of Bar-B-Q and Other Baseball Stories by Mike Shannon. Summer Game Books. PB, $12.

Wild Pitches: Rumblings, Grumblings, and Refections on the Game I Love by Jayson Stark. Triumph Books. HB, $22.95.

Wrigley Field: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Chicago Cubs by Ira Berkow. Stewart Tabori & Chang. HB. $45.

Wrigley Field Year by Year: A Century at the Friendly Confines by Sam Pathy. Sports Publishing. HB, $35.

Wrigley Field: 100 Stories for 100 Years by Dan Campana & Rob Carroll. The History Press. PB, $19.99.

The 1929 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row by Charlie Gentile. Rowan & Littlefield. HB, $45.

1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever by Bill Madden. Da Capo. HB, $25.99.

1967 Red Sox: The Impossible Dream Season (Images of Baseball) by Raymond Sinibaldi. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.

2014 World Series Champions: San Francisco Giants. Fenn/McClelland & Stewart. PB, $19.95.

2013 Books on Baseball

(These titles received for review by Spitball make up the most comprehensive list of new baseball books to be found anywhere. Lists of previous years's books follow this one. Updated: April 15, 2014)
All the Babe's Men: Baseball's Greatest Home Run Seasons and How They Changed America by Eldon L. Ham. Potomac Books. HB, $29.95.
The American League in Transition, 1965-1975: How Competition Thrived When the Yankees Didn't by Paul Hensler. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
America's Jews: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball by Larry Ruttman. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.
Arriba Baseball: A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction ed. by Robert Paul Moreira. Vao Publishing. PB, $11.99.
Ballplayers in the Great War: Newspaper Accounts of Major Leaguers in World War I Military Service compiled & annotated by Jim Leeke. McFarland. PB, $33.
Base Ball Founders: The Clubs, Players and Cities of the Northeast that Established the Game ed. by Peter Morris, William J. Ryczek, et al. McFarland. PB, $49.95.
Baseball beyond Borders: From Distant Lands to the Major Leagues by Frank P. Jozsa Jr. Scarecrow Press. HB, $65.
Baseball and the Bottom Line in World War II by Jeff Obermeyer. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Baseball in Colorado Springs (Images of Baseball) by Roger P. Hadix. Arcadia. PB, $21.99.
Baseball in Denver (Images of Baseball) by Matthew Kasper Repplinger II. Arcadia. PB, $21.99.
Baseball GPA: A New Statistical Approach to Performance and Strategy by David. P. Gerard. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Baseball Injuries: Case Studies, by Type, in the Major Leagues by W. Laurence Coker. McFarland. PB, $45.
Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing beyond the Game by John Sexton. Gotham Books. HB, $27.50.
Baseball Team Nicknames: A Worldwide Dictionary, 1869-2011 by Richard Worth. McFarland. PB, $55.
The Baseball Thesaurus by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler. Lineup Books. PB, $14.95.
Baseball's Creation Myth: Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown Story by Brian Martin. McFarland. PB, $35.
Baseball's Iconic 1-0 Games by Warren N. Wilbert. The Scarecrow Press. HB, $65.
Baseball's Last Great Scout: The Life of Hugh Alexander by Dan Austin. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $24.95.
Baseball's Most Notorious Personalities: A Gallery of Rogues by Jonathan Weeks. Scarecrow Press. HB, $45.
Baseball's New Frontier: A History of Expansion, 1961-1998 by Fran Zimniuch. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $19.95.
Bat, Ball & Bible: Baseball and Sunday Observance in New York by Charles DeMotte. Potomac Books. HB, $24.95.
Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares. Candlewick Press. HB, $16.99.
Becoming Big League: Seattle, the Pilots, and Stadium Politics by Bill Mullins. University of Washington Press. HB, $26.95.
Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson w/Kevin Baker. Doubleday. HB, $26.95.

The Best Phillies Team Ever by John J. Rust. Self-published. PB,
The Best They Could Be: How the Cleveland Indians Became the Kings of Baseball, 1916-1920 by Scott H. Longert. Potomac Books. HB, $27.50.
Big Dan Brouthers: Baseball's First Great Slugger by Roy Kerr. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Billy Southworth: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Manager and Ballplayer by John C. Skipper. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych by Doug Wilson. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $26.99.
Black Sox in the Courtroom: The Grand Jury, Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation by William F. Lamb. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Bridging Two Dynasties: The 1947 New York Yankees ed. by Lyle Spatz. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $26.95.
Bud Fowler: Baseball's First Black Professional by Jeffrey Michael Laing. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Burleigh Grimes: Baseball's Last Legal Spitballer by Joe Niese. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Bushers: Ballplayers Drawn from Left Field by Ed Attanasio & Eric Gouldsberry (ill. by Attanasio). McFarland. PB, $17.99.
Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere by Lucas Mann. Pantheon Books. HB, $26.95.
Classic Bucs: The 50 Greatest Games in Pittsburgh Pirates History by David Finoli. Black Squirrel Books. PB, $18.
Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero by the Clemente family. Celebra. HB, $28.95.
Cleveland Indians Legends by Russell Schneider (ill. by Tom Denny). Black Squirrel Books. HB, $29.95.
Closer: Major League Players Reveal the Inside Pitch on Saving the Game by Kevin Neary w/Leigh A. Tobin. Running Press. PB, $15.
The Coal Barons Played Cuban Giants: A History of Early Professional Baseball in Pennsylvania, 1886-1896 by Paul Browns. McFarland. PB, $35.
Color Blind: The Forgotten Team that Broke Baseball's Color Line by Tom Dunkel. Atlantic Monthly Press. HB, $25.
Conversations with Coach Wooden: On Baseball, Heroes, and Life by Gary Adams. Santa Monica Press. HB, $24.95.
Core Four: The Heart and Soul of the Yankees Dynasty by Phil Pepe. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball's Prized Players by Tom & Ellen Zappala, et al. Peter E. Randall Publisher. HB, $30.
Cracking Baseball's Cold Cases: Filling in the Facts about 17 Mystery Major Leaguers by Peter Morris. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream by Tom Clavin. Ecco. HB, $25.99.
Double A Blues (novel) by Patrick Rockenbach. Tate Publishing. PB, $20.99.
Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals ed. by John Harry Stahl & Bill Nowlin. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $26.95.
Duke City Diamonds: Baseball in Albuquerque by Gary Herron. Rio Grande Books. PB, $24.95.
The Easter Monday Baseball Game: North Carolina State and Wake Forest on the Diamond, 1899-1956 by Tim Peeler. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Ebbets Field: Essays and Memories of Brooklyn's Historic Ballpark, 1913-1960 ed. by John G. Zinn & Paul G. Zinn. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Errors and Fouls: Inside Baseball's Ninety-Nine Most Popular Myths by Peter Handrinos. Potomac Books. HB, $24.95.
Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency by Daniel A. Gilbert. University of Massachusetts Press. PB, $22.95.
The Expos in Their Prime: The Short-Lived Glory of Montreal's Team, 1977-1984 by Alain Usereau. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Eyes on the Sporting Scene, 1870-1930: Will and June Rankin, New York's Sportswriting Brothers by Pamela A. Bakker. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Facing Ted Williams: Players from the Golden Age of Baseball  Recall the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived ed. by Dave Heller. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.95.
Fan Interference: A Collection of Baseball Rants and Reflections ed. by Mike Faloon & Steve Reynolds. Blue Cubicle Press. PB, $22.95.
The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America by David Vaught. The Johns Hopkins University Press. HB, $29.95.
The Forgotten Marlins: A Tribute to the 1956-1968 Original Miami Marlins by Sam Zygner. The Scarecrow Press. PB, $
Francona: The Red Sox Years by Terry Francona & Dan Shaughnessy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $28.
Frantic Frank Lane: Baseball's Ultimate Wheeler-Dealer by Bob Vanderberg. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball by Jeff Blair. Random House Canada. HB, $30.
George Altman: My Baseball Journey from the Negro Leagues to the Majors and Beyond by George Altman w/Lew Freedman. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Going the Distance, (novel) by Michael Joyce. State University of New York Press. PB, $24.95.
Great Baseball Stories: Ruminations and Nostalgic Reminiscences on Our National Pastime ed. by Lee Gutkind & Andrew Blauner. Skyhorse Publishing. PB, $14.95.

Great Expectations: The Lost Toronto Blue Jays Season by Shi Davidi & John Lott. ECW Press. PB, $19.95.
Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes by John Rosengren. New American Library. HB, $26.95.
Heart of a Tiger: Growing Up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb by Herschel Cobb. ECW Press. HB, $24.95.
Historical Dictionary of Baseball by Lyle Spatz. The Scarecrow Press. HB, $115.
Houston Astros: Deep in the Heart: Blazing a Trail from Expansion to World Series by Bill Brown & Mike Acosta. Bright Sky Press. HB, $39.95.
How the Red Sox Explain New England by Jon Chattman & Allie Tarantino. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
Hub Perdue: Clown Prince of the Mound by John A. Simpson. McFarland. PB, $35.
Inside the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Simon & Schuster. HB, $35.
Instant Baseball: The Baseball Instagrams of Brad Mangin. Cameron & Company. HB, $18.95.
I Weren't Always a Pitcher (novel) by Robert James. Self-published. PB, $12.99.
Just Tell Me I Can't: How Jamie Moyer Defied the Radar Gun and Defeated Time by Jamie Moyer & Larry Platt. Grand Central Publishing. HB, $27.
Keepers of the Game: When the Baseball Beat Was the Best Job on the Paper by Dennis D'Agostino. Potomac Books. HB, $29.95.
League Park 1891-1946: Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball by Ken Krsolovic & Bryan Fritz. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
The Little Book of Yankees Evil by Brook Zelcer. Self-published. PB, $17.
Long Shot by Mike Piazza w/Lonnie Wheeler. Simon & Schuster. HB, $27.
The Major League Baseball Ultimate Book of Records. Fenn/McClelland & Stewart. HB, $29.95.
Memories of Winter Ball: Interviews with Players in the Latin American Leagues of the 1950s by Lou Hernandez. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Mexican American Baseball in Orange County (Images of Baseball) by Richard A. Santillan, Susan C. Luevano, et al. Arcadia. PB, $21.95.
Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age by Allen Barra. Crown Publishing. HB, $27.
Mr. Wrigley's Ball Club: Chicago and the Cubs during the Jazz Age by Robert Ehrgott. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $34.95.
Nailed! The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra by Christopher Frankie. Running Press. HB, $25.
Napoleon Lajoie: King of Ballplayers by David L. Fleitz. McFarland. PB, $35.
New York Yankees Home Runs: A Comprehensive Factbook, 1903-2012 by Mitchell S. Soivenski. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Interment to the Major Leagues by Samuel O. Regalado. University of Illinois Press. PB, $25.
Nostalgia (a novel) by Dennis McFarland. Pantheon Books. HB, $25.95.
Pennant Hopes Dashed by the Homer in the Gloamin' by Ronald T. Waldo. McFarland. PB, $35.
Philadelphia's Top 50 Baseball Players by Rich Westcott. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $24.95.
The Pitcher (novel) by William Hazelgrove. Koehlerbooks. PB, $15.95.
Pitching for the Stars: My Seasons Across the Color Line by Jerry Craft & Kathleen Sullivan. Texas Tech University Press. HB, $18.95.
The Poet: The Life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray by Steven Travers. Potomac Books. HB, $27.50.
The Powers (novel) by Valerie Sayers. Northwestern University Press. HB, $24.95.
Put It in the Book! A Half-Century of Mets Mania by Howie Rose w/Phil Pepe. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
The Rivalry Heard 'Round the World; The Dodgers-Giants Feud from Coast to Coast by Joe Konte. Sports Publishing. HB, $24.95.
Rod Dedeaux: Master of the Diamond by David Rankin. Coaches Choice. PB, $19.95.
The Science of the Fastball by William Blewett. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Season of Ghosts: The '86 Mets and the Red Sox by Howard Burman. McFarland. PB, $35.
The Shutout in Major League Baseball: A History by Warren N. Wilbert. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Smoky Joe Wood: The Biography of a Baseball Legend by Gerald C. Wood. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.
So Many Seasons in the Sun: A Century and More of Conversations with Baseball's Greatest Clubhouse Managers by Lawrence D. Hogan. St. Johann Press. PB, $24.95.
Southern League: A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights, and the Deep South's Most Compelling Pennant Race by Larry Colton. Grand Central Publishing. HB, $28.
Speak English! The Rise of Latinos in Baseball by Rafael Hermoso. Black Squirrel Books. PB, $19.95.
Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing by Mike Lackey. Orange Frazer Press. PB, $19.99.
Spring Training in Bradenton and Sarasota (Images of Baseball) by Raymond Sinibaldi. Arcadia. PB, $21.99.
Spring Training Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Grapefruit and Cactus League Ballparks by Josh Pahigian. McFarland. PB, $39.95.

Sports Illustrated Baseball's Greatest ed. by Bill Syken. Sports Illustrated Books. HB, $32.95.
Stealing Home: Baseball Poems by Dwayne Brenna. Hagios Press. PB, $16.95.
The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game by Edward Achorn. Public Affairs Books. HB, $26.99.
Summers at Shea: Tom Seaver Loses His Overcoat and Other Mets Stories by Ira Berkow. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
Swinging '73: Baseball's Wildest Season by Matthew Silverman. Lyons Press. PB, $16.95.
Tales from First Base: The Best, Funniest, and Slickest First Baseman Ever by Brad Engel & Wayne Stewart. Potomac Books. HB, $22.95.

Trading Bases: A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball by Joe Peta. Dutton. HB, $27.95.
The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age by Robert Weintraub. Little, Brown and Company. HB, $27.99.
Vintage Pennant Price Guide II (Baseball & Football Edition) by Mike Egner. Self-published. PB, $19.99.
Warren Ballpark: Images of Sport by Mike Anderson. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.
We Were the All-American Girls: Interviews with Players of the AAGPBL, 1943-1954 by Jim Sargeant. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
When Baseball Isn't White, Straight and Male: The Media and Difference in the National Pastime by Lisa Doris Alexander. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Willard Mullin's Golden Age of Baseball: Drawings 1934-1972 by Willard Mullin, Hal Bock, and Michael Powers. Fantagraphics. HB. $35.
Willie Stargell: A Life in Baseball by Frank Garland. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Who's on Worst: The Lousiest Players, Biggest Cheaters, Saddest Goats and Other Antiheroes by Filip Bondy. Doubleday. HB, $24.95.
Wrigley Field: The Centennial: 100 Years at the Friendly Confines (w/DVD) by Les Krantz. Triumph Books. HB, $25.95.
21: Illustrated Journal of Outsider Baseball: Forgotten Stars & Hometown Heroes (written & ill.) by Gary Joseph Cieradkowski. Self-published. HB (in slip cover), $45.

The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told through Bobble Heads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black & 375 Other Strange & Unforgettable Objects by Steve Rushin. Little Brown. HB, $25.

The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History by Robert W. Cohen. Scarecrow Press. HB, $45.
100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do before They Die by Tom Haudricourt. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
100 Things Reds Fans Should Know & Do before They Die by Joel Luckhaupt. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die by Ron Kaplan. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $24.95.
.721: A History of the 1954 Cleveland Indians by Gary Webster. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The 1957 San Francisco Seals: End of an Era in the Pacific Coast League by P. J. Dragseth. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

2012 Books on Baseball

Addie Joss on Baseball: Collected Newspaper Columns and World Series Reports, 1907-1909 compiled & ed. by Rich Blevins. McFarland. PB, $33.
Arlie Latham: A Baseball Biography of the Freshest Man on Earth by L.M. Sutter. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Ballgame: A Decade Covering the Texas Rangers from the Best Seat in the House by Josh Lewin. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, & Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan by Robert K. Fitts. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.
The Barnstorming Hawaiian Travelers: A Multiethnic Baseball Team Tours the mainland, 1912-1916 by Joel S. Franks. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Base Ball Pioneers 1850-1870: The Clubs and Players Who Spread the Sport Nationwide ed. by Peter Morris, William J. Ryczek, et al. McFarland. PB, $49.95.
Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs: A Reference Guide by Ron Keurajian. McFarland. PB, $49.95.
The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown by Bruce Nash & Allan Zullo. Lyons Press. PB, $14.95.
Baseball in Memphis (Images of Baseball) by Clarence Watkins. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.
Baseball in Orange County (Images of America) by Chris Epting. Arcadia. PB, $21.99.
Baseball in Savannah (Images of Baseball) by Brian Harold Lee. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.
Baseball and Social Class: Essays on the Democratic Game that Isn't ed. by Ronald E. Kates & Warren Tormey. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Baseball State by State: Major and Negro League Players, Ballparks, Museums and Historical Sites by Chris Jensen. McFarland. PB, $55.
Baseball's Best Short Stories (expanded ed.) ed. by Paul D. Staudohar. Chicago Review press. PB, $18.95.
Baseball's War Roster: A Biographical Dictionary of Major and Negro League Players Who Served, 1861 to the Present by Brent Kiser. McFarland. PB, $55.
The Battling Bucs of 1925: How the Pittsburgh Pirates Pulled Off the Greatest Comeback in World Series History by Ronald T. Waldo. McFarland. PB, $40.
Before the Curse: The Chicago Cubs' Glory Years, 1870-1945 ed. by Randy Roberts & Carson Cunningham. University of Illinois Press. PB, $21.95.
Behind the Plate: A Catcher's View of the Braves Dynasty by Javy Lopez w/Gary Caruso. Triumph Books. HB, $25.95.

The Best Season: The First Ninety Games: Honoring Black Ball through Baseball Game Simulation by Bob May. Dog Ear Publishing. PB, $26.95
Big Klu: The Baseball Life of Ted Kluszewski by William A. Cook. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick by Paul Dickson. Walker & Company. HB, $28.
Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life by Katya Cengel. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $19.95.
The Bubble Gum Card War: the Great Bowman & Topps Sets from 1948 to 1955 by Dean Hanley. Mighty Casey Books. PB, $9.99.
Buck Ewing: A Baseball Biography by Roy Kerr. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Bushville Wins! The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball by John Klima. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $25.99.
Calico Joe (novel) by John Grisham. Doubleday. HB, $24.95.
Can You Believe It: 30 Years of Insider Stories with the Boston Red Sox by Joe Castiglione. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
Chasing a Dream by C. J. Boerger. Self-published. PB, $12.99.
The Classic Mantle by Buzz Bissinger (photographs by Marvin E. Newman). Stewart, Tabori & Chang. HB, $19,95.
Connie Mack: the Turbulent & Triumphant Years 1915-1931 by Norman L. Macht. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $39.95.
Conspiracy of Silence: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball by Chris Lamb. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $39.95.
Contract Year: A Baseball Novel by Bee Hylinski. Andrew Benzie Books. PB, $13.95.
Damn Yankees: Twenty-four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team ed. by Rob Fleder. Ecco. HB, $27.99.
Deacon Bill McKechnie: A Baseball Biography by Mitchell Conrad Stinson. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Dirty Rice: A Season in the Evangeline League (novel) by Gerald Duff. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press. PB, $20.
Double No-Hit: Johnny Vander Meer's Historic Night Under the Lights by James W. Johnson. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $15.95.
Drawing Card: A Baseball Novel by Dorothy Seymour Mills. McFarland. PB, $25.
Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift by Harvey Araton. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $26.
Eliot Asinof and the Truth of the Game: A Critical Study of the Baseball Writings by William Farina. McFarland. PB, $55.
Extra Innings (novel) by Bruce E. Spitzer. Bear Hill Media. PB, $16.95.
Extra Innings: More Baseball between the Numbers from the Team at Baseball Prospectus ed. by Steven Goldman. Basic Books. HB, $27.99.
Family Ties: A Comprehensive Collection of Facts and Trivia about Baseball's Relatives by Richard A. Cuicchi. PB, $29.95.
Fenway Park (Images of America) by David Hickey, Raymond Sinibaldi, & Kerry Keene. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.
Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Ballpark in America by John Powers & Ron Driscoll. Running Press. HB, $30.
Fenway Park at 100: Baseball's Hometown by Bill Nowlin & Jim Prime. Sports Publishing. HB, $29.95.
Few and Chosen: Defining Phillies Greatness Across the Eras by Gary Matthews w/Phil Pepe. Triumph Books. HB, $25.95.
F Is for Fenway: America's Oldest Major League Ballpark by Jerry Pallotta & John S. Dykes (illustrator). Sleeping Bear Press. HB, $16.95.
Gil Hodges: The Brooklyn Bums, the Miracle Mets, and the Extraordinary Life of a Baseball Legend by Tom Clavin & Danny Peary. New American Library. HB, $26.95.
Girardi: Passion in Pinstripes by Kevin Kernan. Triumph Books. HB, $25.95.
Golden Boys: Baseball Portraits, 1946-1960: Paintings by Andy Jurinko (text by Christopher Jennison). Skyhorse Publishing. HB, $50.
The Greatest Phillies Clubs of All Time by Ken Bingham. Camino Books. PB, $17.95.
Harmon Killebrew: Ultimate Slugger by Steve Aschburner. Triumph Books. Hb, $25.95.
Hazen "Kiki" Cuyler: A Baseball Biography by Ronald T. Waldo. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
High Fives, Pennant Drives, and Fernandomania: A Fan's History of the Los Angeles Dodgers' Glory Years 1977-1981 by Paul Haddad. Santa Monica Press. PB, $16.95.
Hit By Pitch: Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball by Molly Lawless. McFarland. PB, $24.95.
If You Love This Game: An MVP's Life in Baseball by Andre Dawson w/Alan Maimon. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
"If You Were Only White:" The Life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige by Donald Spivey. University of Missouri Press. HB, $29.95.
I Love the Red Sox; I Hate the Yankees: Personal Stories about the World's Greatest (Absolute Worst) Team, Fans, and Traditions by Jon Chattman, Allie Tarantino, & Rich Tarrantino. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
Imperfect: An Improbable Life by Jim Abbott & Tim Brown. Ballantine Books. HB, $26.
Jack and Larry: Jack Graney and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog by Barbara Gregorich. Philbar Books. PB, $12.
Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words: Oral Histories of 23 Players by Peter Ephross w/Martin Abramowitz. McFarland. PB, $35.
Jimmy Collins: A Baseball Biography by Charlie Bevis. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Jinxed! (juvenile fiction) by Kurtis Scaletta. Amulet Books. HB, $15.95.
John Tortes "Chief" Meyers: A Baseball Biography by William A. Young. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The Juju Rules: Or, How to Win Ballgames from Your Couch by Hart Seely. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB,$25.
Kid Nichols: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Pitcher by Richard Bogovich. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The Kitty League (Images of Baseball) by Joshua R. Maxwell & Kevin D. McCann. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.
Knuckleball: The Uncertainties of (a) Life, a novel by Ken Beckley. AuthorHouse. PB, $19.95.
The Last Natural: Bryce Harper's Big Gamble in Sin City and the Greatest Amateur Season Ever by Rob Miech. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $26.99.
Legal Decisions that Shaped Modern Baseball by Patrick K. Thornton. McFaland. PB, $39.95.
Lefty: An American Odyssey by Vernona Gomez & Lawrence Goldstone. Ballantine Books. HB, $28.
Long Taters: A Baseball Biography of George "Boomer" Scott by Ron Anderson. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The Magic Glove (novel) by Louis Anthony Agnello. Author House. PB, $23.95.
Major League Dads: Baseball's Best players Reflect on the Fathers Who Inspired Them to Love the Game by Kevin Neary & Leigh A. Tobin. Running Press. HB, $20.
Making It in the Minors: A Team Owner's Lessons in the Business of Baseball by Arthur P. Solomon w/Allyn Freeman. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
A Member of the Local Nine: Baseball and Identity in the Fiction of W. P. Kinsella by William Steele. McFarland. PB, $55.
The Mental Road to the Major Leagues: A Guide for Rising Ballplayers by Kelly J. Pfaff & Peder N. Piering. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Mercy! A Celebration of Fenway Park's Centennial Told through Red Sox Radio and TV by Curt Smith. Potomac Books. HB, $27.50.
Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire by Richard A. Santillan, Mark A. Ocegueda, & Terry A. Cannon. Arcadia. PB, $21.99.
The Might Have Been: A Novel by Joseph M. Schuster. Ballantine Books. HB, $25.
The Mighty Roman (novel) by Jon Sindell. Self-published. PB, $10.99.
The New York Times Story of the Yankees: 382 Articles, Profiles & Essays from 1903 to the Present ed. by Dave Anderson. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. HB, $29.95.
New York Versus New York, 1962: The Birth of the Yankees-Mets Rivalry by Bill Morales. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Nothing Down: The Short Baseball Life of Homer Newbody (novel) by Mike Reuther. Self-published. PB, $
Occasional Glory: The History of the Philadelphia Phillies by David M. Jordan. 2nd ed. McFarland. PB, $35.
One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season by Tony La Russa w/Rick Hummel. William Morrow. HB, $27.99.
Out of My Life: A Rookie's Survival in the Bigs by Dirk Hayhurst. Citadel Press. HB, $24.95.
Packaging Baseball: How Marketing Embellishes the Cultural Experience by Mathew J. Bartkowiak & Yuya Kiuchi. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
A People's History of Baseball by Mitchell Nathanson. University of Illinois Press. HB, $29.95.
The Rank and File of 19th Century Major League Baseball: Biographies of 1,084 Players, Owners, Managers and Umpires by David Nemec. McFarland. PB, $55.
Reasoning with Sabermetrics: Applying Statistical Science to Baseball's Tough Questions by Gabriel B. Costa, Michael R. Huber, & John T. Saccoman. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Red Sox Roll Call: 200 Memorable Players, 1901-2011 by William F. McNeil. McFarland. PB, $45.
Return to Dead City: A Cozzy Crager Mystery (novel) by Mike Reuther. Self-published. PB, $
Ron Shandler's 2012 Baseball Forecaster and Encyclopedia of Fanalytics ed. by Ray Murphy. Triumph Books. PB, $25.95.
The Rotation: A Season with the Phillies and One of the Greatest Pitching Staffs Ever Assembled by Jim Salisbury & Todd Zolecki. Runnniing Press. PB, $15.
Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories behind Them by Tim Hagerty. Cider Mill Press. PB, $12.95.
Rube Foster in His Time: On the Field and in the Papers with Black Baseball's Greatest Visionary by Larry Lester. McFarland. PB, $40.
Run Home & Take a Bow: Stories of Life, Faith, and a Season with the Kansas City Royals by Ethan D. Bryan. Samizdat Creative. PB, $14.99.
Running Out the Heart (novel) by Robert Joe Stout. Black Rose Writing. PB, $16.95.
Of Monarchs and Black Barons: Essays on Baseball's Negro Leagues by James A. Riley. McFarland. PB, $35.
Perfect: The Inside Story of Baseball's Twenty Perfect Games by James Buckley Jr. Triumph Books. PB, $16.95.
Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss by Marty Appel. Bloomsbury. HB, $28.
Pitching, Defense, and Three-Run Homers: The 1970 Baltimore Orioles ed. by Mark Armous & Malcolm Allen. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $24.95.
Players and Teams of the National Association, 1871-1875 by Paul Batesel. McFarland. PB, $35.
Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics with Baseball by Stanley Rothman. Johns Hopkins University Press. HB, $85.
Season of '42: Joe D, Teddy Ballgame, and Baseball's Fight to Survive a Turbulent First Year of War by Jack Cavanaugh. Skyhorse Publishing. HB, $24.95.
Sophomore Campaign: A Mickey Tussler novel by Frank Nappi. Skyhorse Publishing. PB, $12.95.
The South Bend Blue Sox: A History of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Team and Its Players, 1943-1954 by Jim Sargent & Robert M. Gorman. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Sparky and Me: My Friendship with Sparky Anderson and the Lessons He Shared about Baseball and Life by Dan Ewald. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $25.99.
Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards: The World's Biggest and Best price Guide. Sports Collectors Digest/Krause Publications. PB, $29.99.
Starting and Closing: Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year by John Smoltz w/Don Yaeger. William Morrow. HB, $26.99.
Steal that Base! (juvenile fiction) by Kurtis Scaletta. Amulet Books. HB, $15.95.
Stealing First (novel) by Drew Golden. Legacy Book Publishing. PB, $16.95.
Steve Blass: A Pirate for Life by Steve Blass w/Erik Sherman. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
Steve Carlton and the 1972 Phillies by Bruce Morgan. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Summer of '68: The Season that Changed Baseball, and America, Forever by Tim Wendel. Da Capo Press. HB, $25.
The Team that Forever Changed Baseball and America: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers ed. by Lyle Spatz. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $26.95.
There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived by Matt Tavares. Candlewick Press. HB, $16.99.
Third Base for Life: A Memoir of Fathers, Sons, and Baseball by Joshua L. Berkowitz. Vantage Point Books. PB, $15.95.
Touching All the Bases: Baseball in 101 Fascinating Stories by Thomas D. Phillips. Scarecrow Press. HB, $55.
Trading Manny: How a Father & Son Learned to Love Baseball Again by Jim Gullo. Da Capo Press. HB, $23.
Transpacific Field of Dreams: How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War by Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu. The University of North Carolina Press. HB, $39.95.
Turning Two: My Journey to the Top of the World and back with the New York Mets by Bud Harrelson w/Phil Pepe. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $25.99.
Two Pioneers: How Hank Greenberg and Jackie Robinson Transformed Baseball -and America by Robert C. Cottrell. Potomac Books. HB, $27.50.
 Ty Cobb: Two Biographies: Our Ty: Ty Cobb's Life Story & Which Was Greatest: Ty Cobb or Babe Ruth? (reprints) by H. G. Salsinger, ed. by William R. Cobb. McFarland. PB, $33.
The Ultimate Cardinals Record Book: A Complete Guide to the Most Unusual, Unbelievable, and Unbreakable Records in Cardinals History by Dan Moore. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
Yankee Greats: 100 Classic Baseball Cards by Bob Woods. Stewart, Tobori & Chang. HB, $19.95.
You Stink: Major League Baseball's Terrible Teams & Pathetic Players by Eric J. Wittenberg & Michael Aubrecht. Black Squirrel Books. PB, $24.95.
When Baseball Was Still King: Major League Players Remember the 1950s by Gene Fehler. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Wherever I wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball by R. A. Dickey w/Wayne Coffey. Blue Rider Press. HB, $26.95.
Willie Mays Aikens: Safe at Home by Gregory Jordan. Triumph Books. HB, $25.95.
World Series Winners: MLB Champions in Their Own Words: What It Takes to Claim Baseball's Ultimate Prize by Ross Bernstein. Triumph Books. PB, $22.95.
World Series 2012: The Year of the San Francisco Giants: Celebrating the 2012 World Series Champions. Fenn/McClelland & Stewart. PB, $19.99.

The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History by Robert W. Cohen. Scarecrow Press. HB, $45.
60'6": Balls, Strikes, and Baseball Mortality (a novel) by Mike Arsenault. General Store Publishing House. PB, $20.
100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Jimmy Greenfield. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
100 Things Phillies Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Bill Baer. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Rusty Burson. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
100 Things Yankees Fans Should Know Before They Die by David Fischer. triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
2012 Minor League Baseball Analyst by Rob Gordon & Jeremy Deloney. Triumph Books. PB, $19.95.


2011 Books on Baseball

(Updated: August 18, 2013)
A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants by Andrew Baggarly. Triumph Books. HB, $19.95.
All You Can Be: Learning and Growing through Sports by Curtis Granderson. Triumph Books. HB, $16.95.
The Amazins: Celebrating 50 Years of New York Mets History by the New York Post. Triumph Books. PB, $24.95.
The Art of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach. Little Brown. HB, $25.99.
Bargaining with Baseball: Labor Relations in an Age of Prosperous Turmoil by William B. Gould IV. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
The Baseball Film in Postwar America: A Critical Study, 1948-1962 by Ron Briley. McFarland. PB, $40.
Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game by John Thorn. Simon & Schuster. HB, $26.
Baseball, How to Play the Game: The Official Playing and Coaching Manual of Major League Baseball by Pete Williams. Universe. PB, $29.95.
Baseball Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Baseball by Matthew Silverman. Skyhorse Publishing. HB, $14.95.
Baseball Now! 2nd ed., by Dan Bortolotti. Firefly. PB, $24.95.
The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches by Zack Hample. Anchor Books. PB, $14.95.
Baseball in Albuquerque (Images of Baseball) by Gary Herron. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.
Baseball in Tacoma-Pierce County (Images of Baseball) by Marc H. Blau. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.
Baseball's Heartland War, 1902-1903: The Western League and the American Associati on Vie for Turf, Players and Profits by Dennis Pajot. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Basic Ball: New Approaches for Determining the Greatest Baseball, Football, and Basketball Players of All-Time by Dave Heeren & Pete Palmer. St. Johann Press. PB, $29.95.
The Beauty of Short Hops: How Chance and Circumstance Confound the Moneyball Approach to Baseball by Sheldon Hirsch & Alan Hirsch. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Before the Machine: The Story of the 1961 Pennant-Winning Cincinnati Reds by Mark Schmetzer. Clerisy Press. PB, $15.95.
Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball by Lawrence Baldassaro. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.
The Big Show: Golden Age Baseball Photographs by Neal & Constance McCabe. Abrams. HB, $35.
The Bill James Handbook 2011: The Complete Up-to-Date Statistics on Every Major League Player, Team and Manager through Last Season. Acta Sports. PB, $24.95.
Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game by Dan Barry. Harper. HB, $26.99 
Branch Rickey: A Penguin Life by Jimmy Breslin. Viking. HB, $19.95.
Brit at the Ballpark: An Englishman's Baseball Tour of All 50 States by Peter Taylor. McFarland. PB, $25.
Broadcasting Baseball: A History of the National Pastime on Radio and Television by Eldon L. Ham. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Brooklyn Dodgers in Cuba by Jim Vitti. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.
Bullpen Diaries: Mariano Rivera, Bronx Dreams, Pinstripe Legends, and the Future of the New York Yankees by Charley Rosen. Harper. HB, $25.99.
Bucketfoot Al: The Baseball Life of Al Simmons by Clifton Blue Parker. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Bucky Harris: A Biography of Baseball's Boy Wonder by Jack Smiles. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Cage Rat: Lessons from a Life in Baseball by the Yankees Hitting Coach by Kevin Long w/Glen Waggoner. Ecco. HB, $24.99.
The Cambridge Companion to Baseball ed. by Leonard Cassuto & Stephen Partridge. Cambridge University Press. PB, $24.99.
Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella by Neil Lanctot. Simon & Schuster. HB, $28.
The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter by Ian O'Connor. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $26.
The Cardinals and the Yankees, 1926: A Classic Season and St. Louis in Seven by Paul E. Doutrich. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Carl Furillo: Brooklyn Dodgers All-Star by Ted Reed. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Clark Griffith: The Old Fox of Washington Baseball by Ted Leavengood. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Clubhouse Confidential: A Yankee Bat Boy's Insider Tale of Wild Nights, Gambling, and Good Times with Modern Baseball's Greatest Team by Luis "Squeegee" Castillo. St. Martin's Press. HB, $25.99.
The Cooperstwon Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2009-2010 ed. by William M. Simons. McFarland. PB, $38.
Deadball: A Metaphysical Baseball Novel by David B. Stinson. Huntington Park Publications. PB, $15.
DiMaggio's Yankees: A History of the 1936-1944 Dynasty by Lew Freedman. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The Dog Sox (novel) by Russell Hill. Caravel Books. PB, $15.95.
Donnie Baseball: The Definitive Biography of Don Mattingly by Mike Shalin. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
Double-Headers: A Major League History by Charlie Bevis. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Drinking Coffe with a Fork: The Story of Steve Carlton abd the '72 Phillies by Steve Bucci & Dave Brown. Camino Books. PB, $17.95.
Ernie Banks: Mr. Cub and the Summer of '69 by Phil Rogers. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
Farewell to the Last Golden Era: The Yankees, the Pirates and the 1960 Baseball Season by Bill Morales. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year by Glenn Stout. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $26.
Fenway Park: The Centennial: 100 Years of Red Sox Baseball by Saul Wisnia (w/DVD). St. Martin's Press. HB, $29.99.
Flip Flop Fly Ball: An Infographic Baseball Adventure by Craig Robinson. Bloomsbury. HB, $25.
Fred Clarke: A Biography of the Baseball Hall of Fame Player-Manager by Ronald T. Waldo. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Gibson's Last Stand: The Rise, Fall, and Near Misses of the St. Louis Cardinals, 1969-1975 by Doug Feldman. University of Missouri Press. HB, $29.95.
Going Yard: The Everything Home Run Book by Lew Freedman. Triumph Books. PB, $16.95.
Graphical Player 2011: Eye-Opening Dashboards of Stats and Graphs for Over 1,050 Players ed. by John Burnson. Acta Sports. PB, $22.95.
The Greatest Game Ever Pitched: Juan Marichal, Warren Spahn, and the Pitching Duel of the Century by Jim Kaplan. Triumph Books. HB, $24.
The Greatest Minor League: A History of the Pacific Coast League, 1903-1957 by Dennis Snelling. McFarland. HB, $45.
Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn't Want to Be One by Mark Kurlansky. Yale University Press. HB. $25.
The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2011 ed. by Joe Distelheim et al. Acta Sports. PB, $22.95.
The House that Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923 by Robert Weintraub. Little Brown. HB, $26.99.
Hutch: Baseball's Fred Hutchinson and a Legacy of Courage by Mike Shannon (illustrated by Scott Hannig). McFarland. PB, $25.95.
Induction Day at Cooperstown: A History of the Baseball Hall of Fame Ceremony by Dennis Corcoran. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me by Lang Whitaker. Scribner. HB, $24.
Jim Thorpe: A Biography by William A. Cook. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil by Jerome Charyn. Yale University Press. HB, $24.
Juan Marichal: My Journey from the Dominican Republic to Cooperstown by Juan Marichal w/Lew Freedman. MVP Books. HB, $25.
The Kings of Casino Park: Black Baseball in the Lost Season of 1932 by Thomas Aielo. The University of Alabama Press. HB, $39.95.
Knuckler: My Life with Baseball's Most Confounding Pitch by Tim Wakefield w/Tony Massarotti. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $26.
The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times by Steven Travers. Taylor Trade Publishing. HB, $24.95.
Life Behind the Mask: Memoir of a Youth Baseball Umpire by Michael Schafer. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Life Is Yours to Win by Augie Garrido. Touchstone. HB, $23.
Lipman Pike: America's First Home Run King by Richard Michelson (illustrated by Zachary Pullen). Sleeping Bear Press. HB, $16.95.
The Longest Walk (novel) by Kirk Marty. Strategic Book Publishing. PB, $18.95.
The Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League: A History, 1903-1957 by Richard Beverage. McFarland. PB, $40.
Lucky Me: My Sixty-Five Years in Baseball by Eddie Robinson w/C. Paul Rogers III. Southern Methodist University Press. HB, $23.95.
Major League Baseball Players of 1884: A Biographical Dictionary by Paul Batesel. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Major League Baseball Profiles, 1871-1900: The Ballplayers Who Built the Game, Vol. 1, compiled & edited by David Nemec. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $39.95.
Major League Baseball Profiles, 1871-1900: The Hall of Famers and Memorable Personalities Who Shaped the Game, Vol. 2, compiled & edited by David Nemec. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $39.95.
Major League Baseball Scouts: A Biographical Dictionary by P. J. Dragseth. McFarland. PB, $75.
Major League Careers Cut Short: Leading Players Gone by 30 by Charles F. Faber. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Major League Umpires' Performance, 2007-2010: A Comprehensive Statistical Review by Andrew Goldblatt. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
New York Mets: 50 Amazin' Seasons by Matthew Silverman. MVP Books. HB, $30.
Mets Journal: Year by Year & Day by Day with the New York Mets Since 1962 by John Snyder. Clerisy Press. HB, $24.95.
Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles by Francisco E. Balderrama & Richard A. Santillan. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.
The McFarland Baseball Quotations Dictionary, 3rd Edition, compiled by David H. Nathan. McFarland. PB, $45.
A Moment in Time: An American Story of Baseball, Heartbreak, and Grace by Ralph Branca w/David Ritz. Scribner. HB, $25.
The Most Famous Woman in Baseball: Effa Manley and the Negro Leagues by Bob Luke. Potomac Books. HB, $27.50.
My Summer as a Cub (fiction) by R. Rathbone Leonard. Author House. PB, $16.95.
New York Baseball in 1951: The Dodgers, the Giants, the Yankees and the Telescope by Rudy Marzano. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Nobody's Perfect: Two Men, One Call, and a Game for Baseball History by Armando Galarraga & Jim Joyce w/Daniel Paisner. Atlantic Monthly Press. HB, $24.
Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball by Rebecca T. Alpert. Oxford University Press. HB, $27.95.
Parents Behaving Badly (novel) by Scott Gummer. Touchstone. HB, $23.
The Philadelphia Phillies (Images of Baseball) by Seamus Kearney & Dick Rosen. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.
The Physics of Pitching (w/DVD) by Len Solesky & James T. Cain w/Rusty Meacham. MVP Books. PB, $24.99.
The Pitch (novel) by Hank Owens. Pocol Press. PB, $17.95.
Pitchers of Beer: The Story of the Seattle Rainiers by Dan Raley. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $26.95.
Pitching in the Promised Land: A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League by Aaron Pribble. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $24.95.
Pujols: More than the Game by Scott Lamb & Tim Ellsworth. Thomas Nelson. HB, $24.99.
Red Sox Review: 110 Years of Boston Red Sox Photos by Mark Stang. St. Johann Press. HB, $39.95.
Richie Ashburn ... Why the Hall Not? The Amazing Journey to Cooperstown by Bruce E. Mowday & Jim Donahue. Barricade Books. HB, $19.95.
The Ringer: A Novel by Jenny Shank. Permanent Press. HB, $29.
The Rise of the Latin American Baseball Leagues, 1947-1961 by Lou Hernandez. McFarland. PB, $49.95.
Roger Connor: Home Run King of 19th Century Baseball by Roy Kerr. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Ron Santo: A Perfect 10 by Pat Hughes & Rick Wolfe. Lone Wolfe Press. HB, $24.95.
The Runmakers: A New Way to Rate Baseball Players by Frederick E. Taylor. The Johns Hopkins University Press. HB, $24.95.
Said in Stone: Your Game, My Way by Steve Stone. Triumph Books. HB, $22.95.
San Francisco Giants: Images of Baseball by Tricia O'Brien. Arcadia Publishing. PB, $21.99.
Shane Victorino: The Flyin' Hawaiian by Alan Maimon. Triumph Books, HB. $24.95.
Silver Bats and Automobiles: The Hotly Competitive, Sometimes Ignoble Pursuit of the Major League Batting Championship by David L. Fleitz. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Solid Fool's Gold: Detours on the Way to Conventional Wisdom by Bill James. Acta Sports. PB, $14.95.
The Stadium: Images and Voices of the Original Yankee Stadium by Jon Plasse. State University of New York Press, Albany. HB, $19.95.
Summer of Shadows: A Murder, a Pennamt Race, and the Twilight of the Best Location in the Nation by Jonathan Knight. Clerisy Press. PB, $17.95.
Take Me Out to the Ballpark: An Illustrated Tour of Baseball Parks Past and Present, rev. ed. by Josh Leventhal. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. PB, $17.95.
Taking the Field: A Fan's Quest to Run the Team He Loves by Howard Megdal. Bloomsbury. HB, $25.
A Talk in the Park: Nine Decades of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth by Curt Smith. Potomac Books. HB, $27.50.
This Is the Game (children's picture book) by Diane Z. Shore & Jessica Alexander, ill. by Owen Smith. HarperCollins. HB, $16.99.
This Is Our Time: The 2010 World Series Champions San Francisco Giants: The Inside Story: Improbable. Wild. Unforgettable by Chris Haft & Eric Alan. Confluence Books. PB, $16.95.
Turbulent Seasons: Baseball in 1890-1891 by Charles C. Alexander. Southern Methodist University Press. HB, $24.95.
The Ultimate Yankees Record Book: A Complete Guide to the Most Unusual, Unbelieveable, and Unbreakable Records in Yankees History by David Fischer. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
Under Pallor, Under Shadow: The 1920 American League Pennant Race that Rattled and Rebuilt Baseball by Bill Felber. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $26.95.
When Cobb Met Wagner: The Seven-Game World Series of 1909 by David Finoli & Bill Ranier. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
When the Dodgers Were Bridegrooms: Gunner McGunnigle and Brooklyn's Back-to-Back Pennants of 1889 and 1890 by Ronald G. Shafer. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball's First Dynasty 1912-1918 by Thomas J. Whalen. Ivan R. Dee. HB, $24.95.
Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals' Stunning 2011 Championship Season by Rob Rains. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
Wins, Losses, & Empty Seats: How Baseball Outlasted the Great Depression by David George Surdan. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $45.
Wizardry: Baseball's All-Time Greatest Fielders Revealed by Michael A. Humphreys. Oxford University Press. PB, $19.95.
The Yankees Baseball Reader: A Collection of Writings on the Game's Greatest Dynasty ed. by Adam Brunner & Josh Leventhal. MVP Books. HB, $25.
The Year of the St. Louis Cardinals: Celebrating the 2011 World Series Champions (no author). Fenn/McClelland & Stewart Ltd. PB, $19.99.
"21": The Roberto Clemente Story by Wilfrid Santiago. Fantagraphics Books. HB, $22.99.
56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports by Kostya Kennedy. Sports Illustrated Books. HB, $26.95.
100 Things Braves Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Jack Wilkinson. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
100 Things Giants Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Bill Chastain. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Alex Halsted. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
162-0: A Mets Perfect Season by Howie Karpin. Triumph Books. PB, $16.95.
162-0: A Phillies Perfect Season by Paul Kurtz. Triumph Books. PB, $16.95.
365 Oddball Days in St. Louis Cardinals History by John Snyder. Clerisy Press. PB, $14.95.
1961*: The Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase by Phil Pepe. Triumph Books. HB, $20.

2010 Books on Baseball

(Updated: March 5, 2013)

Abner Doubleday: A Civil War Biography by Thomas Barthel. McFarland. PB, $35.
Al Kaline: The Biography of a Tigers Icon by Jim Hawkins. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
The Amazing Tale of Mr. Herbert and His Fabulous Alpine Cowboys Baseball Club: An Illustrated History of the Best Little Semipro Baseball Team in Texas by DJ Stout. University of Texas Press. HB, $34.95.
Andrew "Rube" Foster: A Harvest on Freedom's Fields by Phil S. Dixon. Xlibris. PB, $19.99.
Are We Winning?: Fathers and Sons in the New Golden Age of Baseball by Will Leitch. Hyperion. HB, $24.99.
The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, & Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime by Jason Turbow w/Michael Duca. Pantheon. HB, $25.

Baseball: An Illustrated History ("with a new chapter by Kevin Baker') by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns. Knopf. PB, $39.95.
The Baseball Maniac's Almanac, 2nd Edition, ed. by Bert Randolph Sugar. Skyhorse Publishing. PB, $14.95.
Baseball for the Utterly Confused by Ed Randall. McGraw Hill. PB, $17.95.
Baseball's Dead of World War II: A Roster of Professional Players Who Died in Service by Gary Bedingfield. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Baseball's Longest Games: A Comprehensive Worldwide Record Book by Philip J. Lowry. McFarland. PB, $49.95.
Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records by Kerry Banks. Greystone Books. PB, $15.95.
Baseball's Ulimate Power: Ranking the All-Time Greatest Distance Home Run Hitters by Bill Jenkinson. Lyons Press. Pb, $17.95.
Batting Stance Guy by Gar Ryness & Caleb Dewart. Scribner. PB, $18.
The Big Bat by Anne Jewell. Butler Books. HB, $14.95.
The Bill James Gold Mine 2010 by Bill James. Acta Sports. PB, $23.95.

The Bill James Handbook: The Complete Up-to-Date Statistics on Every Major League Player, Team, and Manager Through Last Season. Acta Sports. PB, $23.95.
A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How MLB and the Players Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve by Douglas J. Gladstone. Word Association Publishers. PB, $18.
Blockade Billy by Stephen King. Scribner. HB, $14.99.
The Book of Baseball, 1911: Our National Pastime from Its Earliest Days ed. and compiled by William Patten & J. Walker McSpadden (reprint). Dover Publications. HB, $30.
The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran by Dirk Hayhurst. Citadel Press. PB, $14.95.
Canna Corn (a novel) by Con Chapman. Joshua Tree Publishing. PB, $18.95.
Cardboard Gods: An All-American Tale Told through Baseball Cards by Josh Wilker. Seven Footer Press. HB, $24.95.
The Cardinals of Cooperstown by Greg Marecek & Myron Hotlzman. Reedy Press. HB, $35.
Carew by Rod Carew w/Ira Berkow. (reprint of 1979 edition by Simon and Schuster) University of Minnesota Press. PB, $18.95.
Carl Hubbell: A Biography of the Screwball King by Lowell L. Blaisdell. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman by G. Michael Green & Roger D. Launius. Walker & Company. HB, $27.

Chief Bender: A Baseball Biography by Robert Peyton Wiggins. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Closing 'Em Down: Final Games at Thirteen Classic Ballparks by David M. Jordan. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The Comeback Kids: Cincinnati Reds, 2010 Championship Season by Mark J. Schmetzer & Joe Jacobs. Clerisy Press. PB, $22.95.
Cooperstown by the Numbers: An Analysis of Baseball Hall of Fame Elections by John McConnell. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The Cubs and the White Sox: A Baseball Rivalry, 1900 to the Present by Dan Helpingstine. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The Curse: Cubs Win! Cubs Win! ... Or Do They? (a novel) by Andy Van Slyke w/Rob Rains. Ascend Books. PB, $14.95.
Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League by Martha Ackmann. Lawrence Hill Books. HB, $24.95.
The Day All the Stars Came Out: Major League Baseball's First All-Star Game, 1933 by Lew Freedman. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Diamond Ruby: A Novel by Joseph Wallace. Touchstone. PB, $16.
Dixie Walker of the Dodgers: The People's Choice by Maury Allen w/Susan Walker. University of Alabama Press. PB, $22.50.
Drawing the Big Red Machine: Baseball' Greatest Team: More than 300 Drawings by Jerry Dowling. Edgecliff Press. PB, $29.95.
Early Black Baseball in Minnesota by Todd Peterson. McFarland. PB, $39.95.

Early Professional Baseball in Hampton Roads: A History, 1884-1928 by Peter C. Stewart. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro Marcoris by Mark Kurlansky. Riverhead Books. HB, $25.95.
Edd Roush: A Biography of the Cincinnati Reds Star by Mitchell Conrad Stinson. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold U. S. Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way Abroad by Robert Elias. The New Press. HB, $27.95.
Everybody On, Nobody Out: Hope and Possibility in the New York Collegiate Baseball League by Paul Casey Gotham. On the Pine Publishing. PB, $15.

Eye for Talent: Interviews with Veteran Baseball Scouts ed. by P. J. Dragseth. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets by Greg W. Prince. Skyhorse Publishing. PB, $16.95.
Few and Chosen: Defining Tigers Greatness Across the Eras by Lance Parrish w/Phil Pepe. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
Fifty-nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball & the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had by Edward Achorn. Smithsonian Books. HB, $25.99.
Final Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball, 1972-2008 compiled & ed. by Dean A. Sullivan. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $29.95.
Fireman: The Evolution of the Closer in Baseball by Fran Zimniuch. Triumph Books. PB, $16.95.
Fred Hutchinson and the 1964 Cincinnati Reds by Doug Wilson. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Giants: Past & Present by Dan Fost. MVP Books. HB, $25.
Glory in the Fall: The Greatest Moments in World Series History ed. by Peter Golenbock. Union Square. HB, $22.95.

Graphical Player: Eye-Opening Dashboards of Stats and Graphs for Over 1,000 Players ed. by John Burnson. Acta Sports. PB, $21.95.
The Great Match and Our Base Ball Club: Two Novels from the Early Days of Base Ball ed. by Trey Strecker & Geri Strecker. McFarland. PB, $33.
The Great Red Sox Spring Training Tour of 1911 by Bill Nowlin. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2010 ed. by Joe Distleheim et al. Acta Sports. PB, $21.95.
The Heater (a novel) by John Conlee. Pale Horse Books. PB, $13.95.
Henry Aaron's Dream (children's picture book) by Matt Tavares. Candlewick Press. HB, $16.99.
High Heat: The Secret History of The Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time by Tim Wendel. Da Capo Press. HB, $25.
Home, Away (a novel) by Jeff Gillenkirk. Chin Music Press. PB, $15.
Houdini Pie (novel) by Paul Michel. Bennett & Hastings Publishing. PB, $15.95.
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams by John Updike. The Library of America. HB, $15.00.
The Immortals: An Art Collection of Baseball's Best by Dick Perez (art) & William C. Kashatus (text). Brilliant Graphics. HB, $199.
Integrating Cleveland Baseball: Media Activism, the Integration of the Indians and the Demise of the Negro League Buckeyes by Stephanie M. Liscio. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

It Ain't So: A Might-Have-Been History of the White Sox in 1919 and Beyond by Michael T. Lynch, Jr. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
It's What's Inside the Lines that Counts: Baseball Stars of the 1970s and 1980s Talk About the Game They Loved by Fay Vincent. Simon & Schuster. HB, $25.
Jews and Baseball: Volume 2, The Post-Greenberg Years, 1949-2008 by Burton A. Boxerman & Benita W. Boxerman. McFarland. HB, $45.
Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball by Mark Armour. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $31.95.
Joe Mauer: From Hometown Hero to MVP. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.

Joy in Mudville: Essays on Baseball and American Life ed. by John B. Wiseman. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Knocking on Heaven's Door: Six Minor Leaguer in Search of the Baseball Dream by Marty Dobrow. University of Massachusetts Press. PB, $24.95.
The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood by Jane Leavy. Harper. HB, $27.99.

The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron by Howard Bryant. Pantheon. HB, $29.95.
Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories: Unforgettable Tales from the House that Ruth Built ed. Alex Beth. Skyhorse Publishing. PB, $17.95.
Latino Baseball Legends: An Encyclopedia  by Lew H. Freedman. Greenwood. Hb, $85.
The Man with Two Arms (novel) by Billy Lombardo. Overlook Press. HB, $24.95.
Mark and Me: Mark McGwire and the Truth behind Baseball's Worst-Kept Secret by Jay McGwire. Triumph. HB, $24.95.
Mike Schmidt: The Phillies' Legendary Slugger by Rob Maaddi. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
Of Mikes and Men: A Lifetime of Braves Baseball by Pete Van Wieren w/Jack Wilkinson. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
Minnesota Twins: The Complete Illustrated History by Dennis Brackin & Patrick Reusse. MVP Books. HB, $30.
Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession by Dave Jamieson. Atlantic Monthly Press. HB, $25.
MVP: A Controversial Look at Baseball's Greatest Players: Who Won the Award, and Who Should Have by Robert W. Cohen. Cardoza Publishing. PB, $17.95.
My Mother's Dream: Baseball with the Bankers by Bill Lightle. Mill City Press. PB, $14.95.
Mysteries from Baseball's Past: Investigations of Nine Unsettled Questions ed. by Angelo J. Louisa & David Cicotello. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The Nebraska Indians and Fun and Frolic with an Indian Ball Team: Two Accounts of Barnstorming Baseball at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Guy W. Green, ed. by Jeffrey P. Beck. (The McFarland Historical Baseball Library ed. by Gary Mitchem & Mark Durr). McFarland. PB, $33.
New Mexico Baseball: Miners, Outlaws, Indians and Isotopes, 1880 to the Present by L. M. Sutter. McFarland. PB, $38.
Our White Boy by Jerry Craft. Texas Tech University Press. HB, $29.95.
Phil Dixon's American Baseball Chronicles: Great Teams: The 1905 Philadelphia Giants, Vol. III by Phil S. Dixon. Xlibris Corporation. PB, $19.99.
Phillies: Past & Present by Rich Westcott. MVP Books. HB, $25.
Pie Traynor: A Baseball Biography by James Forr & David Proctor. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Pinstripe Defection: A Small Town Attorney's Battle with the New York Yankees by Clay McKinney. Self-published. PB, $19.73.
The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven: How a Ragtag Group of Fans Took the Fall for Major League Baseball by Aaron Skirboll. Chicago Review Press. HB, $22.95.
Playing in Shadows: Texas and Negro League Baseball by Rob Fink. Texas Tech University Press. HB, $29.95.
The Politics of Baseball: Essays on the Pastime and Power at Home and Abroad ed. by Ron Briley. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Red Sox Fans Are from Mars, Yankees Fans Are from Uranus: Why Red Sox Fans Are Smarter, Funnier, and Better Looking by Andy Wasif. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
Red Sox by the Numbers: A Comprehensive Team History of the Boston Red Sox by Uniform Number by Bill Nowlin & Matthew Silverman. Skyhorse Publishing. PB, $14.95.
Reggie Jackson: The Life and Thunderous Career of Baseball's Mr. October by Dayn Perry. Morrow. HB, $25.99.
Rick Ferrell, Knuckleball Catcher: A Hall of Famer's Life Behind the Plate and in the Front Office by Kerrie Ferrell w/William M. Anderson. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark by Allen Barra. W.W. Norton. HB, $27.95.
Roberto & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman. Harper. HB, $15.99.
Roger Maris: Baseball Reluctant Hero by Tom Clavin & Danny Peary. Touchstone. HB, $26.99.

Rum Point: A Baseball Novel by Rick Wilber. McFarland. PB, $25.
Satch, Dizzy, & Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson by Timothy M. Gay. Simon & Schuster. HB, $26.
Scooter: The Biography of Phil Rizzuto by Carlo DeVito. Triumph. HB, $24.95.
The Seventh Inning Stretch: Baseball's Most Essential and Inane Debates by Josh Pahigian. Lyons Press. PB, $18.95.
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs (juvenile fiction-in-verse) by Ron Koertge. Candlewick Press. HB, $15.99.
Signature Seasons: Fifteen Baseball Legends at Their Most Memorable, 1908-1949 by Paul Warburton. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Sliding Billy Hamilton: The Life and Times of Baseball's First Great Leadoff Hitter by Roy Kerr. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
Small Ball in the Big Leagues: A History of Stealing, Bunting, Walking and Otherwise Scratching for Runs by James D. Szalontai. McFarland. PB, $39.95.
Stan the Man: The Life and Times of Stan Musial by Wayne Stewart. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.
Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball by Bill Madden. Harper. HB, $26.99. 
Straight Talk from Wild Thing by Mitch Williams w/Darrell Berger. Triumph Books. HB, $19.95.
Strike Three! My Years in the 'Pen by Thomas A. Tomsick. Cincinnati Book Publishers. PB, $18.95.
The T206 Collection: The Players & Their Stories by Tom & Ellen Zappala. Peter E. Randall Publisher. HB, $38.
Target Field: The New Home of the Minnesota Twins by Steve Berg. MVP Books. HB, $40.
Top of the Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time ed. by Sean Manning. Da Capo Press. PB, $15.95.
Toy Cannon: The Autobiography of Baseball's Jimmy Wynn by Jimmy Wynn w/Bill McCurdy. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The Underground Baseball Encyclopedia by Robert Schnakenberg. Triumph Books. PB,  $14.95.
Waiting for the Cubs: The 2008 Season, the Hundred-Year Slump and One Fan's Lifelong Vigil by Floyd Sullivan. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
We're Gonna Win Twins!: 50 Years of Minnesota's Hometown Team by Doug Grow. University of Minnesota Press. HB, $25.95.
When the Game Changed: An Oral History of Baseball's True Golden Age: 1969-79 by George Castle. Lyons Press, $24.95.
Wiffle Ball: The Ultimate Guide by Michael Hermann. Triumph Books. PB, $12.95.
Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend by James S. Hirsch. Scribners. HB, $30.
The Wire-to Wire Reds: Sweet Lou, Nasty Boys, and the Wild Run to a World Championship by John Erardi & Joel Luckhaupt. Clerisy Press. PB, $24.95.

Wrigley Field: A Ballpark Pop-up Book. Universe Publishing. HB, $25.
Yankee Classics: World Series Magic from the Bronx Bombers, 1921 to Today by Les Krantz (w/DVD). MVP Books. HB, $30.
Yankees by the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Bronx Bombers by Uniform Number by Bill Gutman. Skyhorse Publishing. PB, $17.95.
You're the Umpire: 139 Scenarios to Test Your Baseball Knowledge by Wayne Stewart. Skyhorse Publishing. PB, $8.95.
90% of the Game Is Half Mental by Emma Span. Villard. PB, $15.
100 Things Cardinals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Derrick Goold. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Matthew Silverman. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.
162-0: Imagine a Red Sox Perfect Season by Mark Coffman. Triumph Books. PB, $16.95.
162-0: Imagine a Twins Perfect Season by Dave Wright. Triumph Books. PB, $16.95.
The 300 Club: Have We Seen the Last of Baseball's 300-Game Winners? by Dan Schlossberg. Ascend Books. HB, $24.95.
1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York by Lyle Spatz & Steve Steinberg. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $31.95.

The 1923 New York Yankees: A History of Their First World Championship Season by Ronald A. Mayer. McFarland. PB, $29.95.
The 1945 Detroit Tigers: 9 Old Men and 1 Young Left Arm Win It All by Burge Carmon Smith. McFarland. Pb, $29.95.
The 1972 Detroit Tigers: Billy Martin and the Half-Game Champs by Todd Masters. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

2009 Books on Baseball

(Updated: Jan. 20, 2010)

After Many a Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age in New York Baseball by Robert E. Murphy. Union Square Press. HB, $24.95.

Alexander Cartwright: The Life Behind the Baseball Legend by Monica Nucciarone. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $27.95.

All-Stars for All-Time: A Sabermetric Ranking of the Major League Best, 1876-2007 by William F. McNeil. McFarland. PB, $39.95.

All You Can Be: Dream It, Draw It, Become It by Curtis Granderson. Triumph Books. HB, $16.95.

American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America's Pastime by Teri Thompson et al. Knopf. HB, $26.95.

A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts. HarperCollins. HB, $26.99.

As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires by Bruce Weber. Scribner. HB, $26.

Ball, Bat and Bitumen: A History of Coalfield Baseball in the Appalachian South by L. M. Sutter. McFarland. PB, $35.

The Baltimore Elite Giants: Sport and Society in the Age of Negro League Baseball by Bob Luke. John Hopkins. HB, $29.95.

Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress by Harry Katz, Frank Ceresi, et al. Smithsonian Books. HB, $29.99.

Baseball Fiends and Flying Machines: The Many Lives and Outrageous Times of George and Alfred Lawson by Jerry Kuntz. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Baseball Great (juvenile fiction) by Tim Green. HarperCollins. HB, $16.99.

Baseball Visions of the Roaring Twenties: A Fan's Photographs of More than 400 Players and Ballparks of the Era by George E. Outland. McFarland. PB, $45.

Baseball's First Inning: A History of the National Pastime Through the Civil War by William J. Ryczek. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Behind the Green Monster: Red Sox Myths, Legends, and Lore by Bill Ballou. Triumph Books. PB, $16.95.

Bert Sugar's Baseball Hall of Fame: A Living History of America's Greatest Game by Bert Randolph Sugar. Running Press. HB, $35.

The Billy Goat Curse: Losing and Superstition in Cubs Baseball Since World War II by Gil Bogen. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Becoming Manny: Inside the Life of Baseball's Most Enigmatic Slugger by Jean Rhodes & Shawn Boburg. Scribner. HB, $25.

Black Barons of Birmingham: The South's Greatest Negro League Team and Its Players by Larry Powell. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Black Baseball Players in Canada: A Biographical Dictionary, 1881-1960 by Barry Swanton & Jay-Dell Mah. McFarland. PB, $39.95.

Born to Play: My Life in the Game by Dustin Pedroia w/Edward J. Delaney. Simon Spotlight Entertainment. HB, $25.

Bottom of the Ninth: Branch Rickey, Casey Stengel, and the Daring Scheme to Save Baseball from Itself by Michael Shapiro. Times Books. HB, $26.

Bums No More: The 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers, World Champions of Baseball by Brian M. Endsley. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Catcher: How the Man Behind the Plate Became an American Folk Hero by Peter Morris. Ivan R. Dee. HB, $27.50.

Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators: The War Torn Career of an All-Star Shortstop by Rob Kirkpatrick. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $14.95.

Chasing Monnlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams' Doc Graham by Brett Friedlander & Robert Reising. John F. Blair Publisher. HB, $19.95.

Citi Field: A Ballpark Pop-Up Book by David Hawcock. Universe Publishing. HB, $25.

Classic Tribe: The 50 Greatest Games in Cleveland Indians History by Jonathan Knight. The Kent State University Press. PB, $18.95.

Collecting Baseball Memorabilia: A Handbook (2nd Ed.) by Dan Zachofsky. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the Mound by Ron Darling. Knopf. HB, $24.95.

The Complete New York Clipper Baseball Biographies: More than 800 Sketches of Players, Managers, Owners, Umpires, Reporters and Others, 1859-1903, Vol. I & II compiled by Jean-Pierre Caillault. McFarland. PB, $59.95 each vol.

The Corporal Was a Pitcher: The Courage of Lou Brissie by Ira Berkow. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.

Death at the Ballpark: A Comprehensive Study of Game-Related Fatalities, 1862-2007 by Robert M. Gorman & David Weeks. McFarland. HB, $39.95.

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (3rd Ed.) by Paul Dickson. Norton. HB, $49.95.

The Early Images of Black Baseball: Race and Representation in the Popular Press, 1871-1890 by James E. Brunson III. McFarland. PB, $39.95.

Early Wynn, The Go-Go White Sox and the 1959 World Series by Lew Freedman. McFarland. PB, $29.95

Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets by Greg W. Prince. Skyhorse Publishing. HB, $24.95.

Fathers and Sons in Baseball Broadcasting: The Carays, Brennamans, Bucks and Kalases by Tony Silva. McFarland. PB, $35.

The Federal League of Base Ball Clubs: The History of an Outlaw League, 1914-1915 by Robert Peyton Wiggins. McFarland. HB, $49.95.

Few and Chosen: Defining Mets Greatness Across the Eras by Rusty Staub w/Phil Pepe. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.

The Fifth Season: Tales of My Life in Baseball by Donald Honig. Ivan R. Dee. HB, $26.95.

The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, The Giants, and the Cast of Players, Pugs, and Politicos Who Reinvented the World Series in 1912 by Mike Vaccaro. Doubleday. HB, $26.95.

Forever Blue: The True Story of Walter O'Malley, Baseball's Most Controversial Owner, and the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles by Michael D'Antonio. Riverhead Books. HB, $25.95.

For the Love of the Mets: An A-to-Z Primer for Mets Fans of All Ages by Frederick C. Klein (ill. by Mark Anderson). Triumph Books. HB, $16.95.

For the Love of the Tigers: An A-to-Z Primer for Tigers Fans of All Ages by Frederick C. Klein (ill. by Mark Anderson). Triumph Books. HB, $16.95.

Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry by Frank Messina. The Lyons Press. PB, $12.95.

Game Six: Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime by Mark Frost. Hyperion. HB, $26.99.

George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire by Peter Golenbock. Wiley. PB, $16.95.

Growing Up with Clemente by Richard Peterson. The Kent State University Press. PB, $18.

Going. Going ... Caught! Baseball's Great Outfield Catches as Described by Those Who Saw Them, 1887-1964 by Jason Aronoff. McFarland. PB, $39.93.

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Chicago White Sox History by Mark Gonzales. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.

Graphical Player: Eye-Opening Profiles of 900 Major-and-Minor Leaguers by John Burnson. Acta Sports. PB, $21.95.

The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2009 ed. by Joe Distelheim et al. Acta Sports. PB, $21.95.

Hardluck Harvey Haddix and the Greatest Game Ever Lost by Lew Freedman. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Heart of the Game: Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America by S. L. Price. Ecco. HB, $24.99.

The Heroes Have Gone: Personal Essays on Sports, Pop Culture, and the American West by Jim W. Corder. Moon City Press. PB, $14.

High-Flying Birds: The 1942 St. Louis Cardinals by Jerome M. Mileur. University of Missouri Press. HB, $34.95.

Home Run's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Monumental Dingers, Prodigious Swingers, and Everything Long-ball by David Vincent. Potomac Books. PB, $13.95.

The Integration of Major League Baseball: A Team by Team History by Rick Swaine. McFarland. HB, $49.95.

The Irish in Baseball: An Early History by David L. Fleitz. McFarland. PB, $39.95.

Iron Man McGinnity: A Baseball Biography by Don Doxsie. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

It Was Never About the Babe: The Red Sox, Racism, Mismangement, and the Curse of the Bambino by Jerry M. Gutlon. Skyhorse Publishing. HB, $24.95.

Jerry Remy's Red Sox Heroes by Jerry Remy w/Corey Sandler. The Lyons Press. HB, $24.95.

Legendary Yankee Stadium: Memories & Memorabilia from the House that Ruth Built by T. S. O'Connell. Krause Publications. HB, $27.99

Living the Dream: An Inside Account of the 2008 Cubs Season by Jim McArdle. Triumph Books. HB, $19.95.

The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a Heart-Stopping World Series: The Story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds by Joe Posnanski. William Morrow. HB, $25.99.

The Major League Pennant Race of 1916: "The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in History" by Paul G. Zinn & John G. Zinn. McFarland. PB, $32.

Making the Big Red Machine: Bob Howsam and the Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s by Darryl Smith. McFarland. PB, $35.

Mighty Casey by James Preller (ill. by Matthew Cordell). Feiwel and Friends. $16.95.

Minor League Baseball Analyst 2009 by Deric McKamey. Triumph Books. PB, $19.95.

Miracle Ball: My Hunt for the Shot Heard 'Round the World by Brian Biegel. Crown. HB, $25.

Miracle Collapse: The 1969 Chicago Cubs by Doug Feldman. Bison Books. PB, $17.95.

Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain by Marty Appel. Doubleday. HB, $26.

Nine College Baseball Nines: A Closeup View of Campus Baseball Programs Today by Gregory J. Tully. McFarland. PB, $35.

No Girls in the Clubhouse: The Exclusion of Women from Baseball by Marilyn Cohen. McFarland. PB, $35.

Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit by Matt McCarthy. Viking. HB, $25.95.

The Orioles Encyclopedia: A Half Century of History and Highlights by Mike Gesker. John Hopkins. HB, $55.95.

Perfect: Don Larsen's Miraculous World Series Game and the Men Who made It Happen by Lew Paper. New American Library. HB, $24.95.

Perfect Game USA and the Future of Baseball: How the Remaking of Youth Scouting Affects the National Pastime by Les Edgerton. McFarland. PB, $35.

The Philadelphia Phillies by Frederick G. Lieb & Stan Baumgartner (reprint of A.S. Barnes volume, 1948). The Kent State University Press. PB, $18.

Pouring Six Beers at a Time: Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball by Bill Giles w/Doug Myers. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.

Practicing Sabermetrics: Putting the Science of Baseball Statistics to Work by Gabriel B. Costa, Michael R. Huber, & John T. Saccoman. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

The Prince of Fenway (juvenile fiction) by Julianna Baggott. HarperCollins. PB, $16.99.

The Psycho 100: Baseball's Most Outrageoous Moments by Steve Lyons. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.

Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story by Curt Smith. Potomac Books. HB, $29.95.

Ray and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman. HarperCollins. HB, $15.99.

Ray Schalk: A Baseball Biography by Brian E. Cooper. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

The Red Sox Before the Babe: Boston's Early Days in the American League, 1901-1914 by Donald Hubbard. McFarland. PB, $35.

Red Sox University: Baseball's Foremost Institution of Higher Learning by Andy Wasif. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.

The Rise of Milwaukee Baseball: The Cream City fom Midwestern Outpost to the Major Leagues, 1859-1901 by Dennis Pajot. McFarland. PB, $45.

The Road to Omaha: Hits, Hopes, and History at the College World Series by Ryan McGee. Thomas Dunne Books. HB, $25.95.

The Rocket that Fell to Earth: Roger Clemens and the Rage for Baseball Immortality by Jeff Pearlman. HarperCollins. HB, $26.99.

Rollie's Follies: A Hall of Fame Revue of Baseball Stories and Stats, Lists and Lore by Rollie Fingers & Yellowstone Ritter. Clerisy Press. PB, $14.95.

Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster 2009 ed. by Ray Murphy & Rod Truesdell. Triumph Books. PB, $24.95.

Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic by Alyssa Milano. William Morrow. HB, $22.99.

St. Louis Cardinals Past and Present by Doug Feldmann. MVP Books. HB, $25.

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye. Random House. HB, $26.

Satch and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman. HarperCollins. PB, $5.99.

Shea Goodbye: The Untold Inside Story of the Historical 2008 Season by Keith Hernandez w/Matthew Silverman. Triumph Books. HB, $19.95.

Sixty Feet, Six Inches: A Hall of Fame Pitcher & a Hall of Fame Hitter Talk about How the Game Is Played by Bob Gibson & Reggie Jackson w/Lonnie Wheeler. Doubleday. HB, $26.

Sniper Bid (novel) by Rick Robinson. Publisher Page. HB, $24.95.

The South Atlantic League, 1904-1963: A Year-by-Year Statistical History by Marshall D. Wright. McFarland. PB, $55.

Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball by Jennifer Ring. University of Illinois Press. HB, $24.95.

Straw: Finding My Way by Darryl Strawberry w/John Strausbaugh. Ecco. HB, $26.99.

Summer in the Bronx: Attila the Hun and Other Yankee Stories by Ira Berkow. Triumph Books. PB, $15.95.

The Super Sluggers: Slumpbusters (juvenile fiction) by Kevin Markey. HarperCollins. HB, $15.99.

Sweet Lou and the Cubs: A Year Inside the Dugout by George Castle. The Lyons Press. PB, $16.95.

Sweet Lou: Lou Piniella: A Life In Baseball by Melissa Jackson. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.

Sweet Spot: 125 Years of Baseball and the Louisville Slugger by David Magee & Philip Shirley. Triumph Books. HB, $27.95.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: The Story of the Sensational Baseball Song by Amy Whorf McGuiggan. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $24.95.

A Tale of Three Cities: the 1962 Baseball Season in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco by Steven Travers. Potomac Books. HB, $29.95.

Ted Williams and the 1969 Washington Senators: The Last Winning Season by Ted Leavengood. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Teenagers on First, Geezer at Bat, 4-F on Deck: Major League Baseball in 1945 by James D. Szalontai. McFarland. PB, $35.

Theo-logy: How a Boy Wonder Led the Red Sox to the Promised Land by John Frascella. Cambridge House Press. PB, $14.95.

Tigers Confidential: The Untold Story of the 2008 Season by Andy Van Slyke w/Jim Hawkins. Triumph Books. HB, $19.95.

Tony LaRussa: Man on a Mission by Rob Rains. Triumph Books. HB, $24.95.

Top of the Order (juvenile fiction) by John Coy. Feiwel and Friends. HB, $16.99.

Under the March Sun: The Story of Spring Training by Charles Fountain. Oxford University Press. HB, $24.95.

The Unwritten Rules of Baseball: The Etiquette, Conventional Wisdom, and Axiomatic Codes of Our National Pastime by Paul Dickson. Collins. HB, $14.95.

View from the Booth: Four Decades with the Phillies by Chris Wheeler ATT Hal Gullan. Camino Books. HB, $24.95.

When the Cubs Won It All: The 1908 Championship Season by George R. Matthews. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

White Sox Journal: Year by Year & Day by Day with the Chicago White Sox Since 1901 by John Snyder. Clerisy Press. PB, $29.95.

A Whole New Ballgame by Stephen J. Walker. Pocol Press. PB, $17.95.

Willie's Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the Last Negro League World Series, and the Making of a Baseball Legend by John Klima. John Wiley & Sons. HB, $25.95.

The Wizard of Waxahachie: Paul Richards and the End of Baseball as We Knew It by Warren Corbett. Southern Methodist University. HB, $24.95.

Worth the Wait: Tales from the 2008 Phillies by Jayson Stark. Triumph Books. HB, $19.95.

The Wrecking Crew of '33: The Washington Senators' Last Pennant by Gary A. Sarnoff. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

The Yankee Years by Joe Torre & Tom Verducci. Doubleday. HB, $26.95.

Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee by Allen Barra. Norton. HB, $27.95.

"Yogi Was Up with a Guy on Third ...":Hall of Famers Recall Their Favorite Baseball Games Ever by Maureen Mullen. Triumph Books. HB, $19.95.

78' The Boston Red Sox, A Historic Game, and a Divided City by Bill Reynolds. New American Library. HB, $24.95.

100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Jon Weisman. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.

100 Things Rockies Fans Should Know & Do Beofre They Die by Adrian Dater. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.

100 Things Tigers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Terry Foster. Triumph Books. PB, $14.95.

The 1969 Miracle Mets: The Improbable Story of the World's Greatest Underdog Team by Steven Travers. The Lyons Press. HB, $24.95.

The 1976 Cincinnati Reds: Last Hurrah for the Big Red Machine by Doug Feldman. McFarland. Ph, $35.

2009 Minor League Baseball Analyst (4th Ed.) by Deric McKamey. Triumph Books. PB, $19.95.