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2021 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: January 19, 2022.)

Baseball Generations: Career Value Index: A New Look at the Hall of Fame and Rating the Greatest Players of All Time by David J. Gordon. Summer Game Books. PB, $27.99.

Baseball in Hawaii during World War II by Gary Bedingfield. BiW Publishing. PB, $19.99.

The Baseball Widow (a novel) by Suzanne Kamata. Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing. PB, $15.95.

The Baseball 100 by Joe Posnanski. Avid Reader Press. HB, $40.

Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball's Color Barrier by Ted Reinstein. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $29.95.

The Best Little Baseball Town in the World: The Crowley Millers and Minor League Baseball in the 1950s by Gaylon H. White. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $38.

The Best Team over There: The Untold Story of Grover Cleveland Alexander and the Great War by Jim Leeke. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Beyond Baseball's Color Barrier: The Story of African Americans in major League Baseball, Past, Present, and Future by Rocco Constantino. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $32.

The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell: Speed, Grace, and the Negro Leagues by Lonnie Wheeler. Abrams. HB, $28.

The Boston Red Sox All-Time All-Stars: The Best Players at Each Position for the Sox by Jeffrey Lyons. Lyons Press. PB, $18.95.

The Bronx Zoom: Inside the New York Yankees' Most Bizarre Season by Bryan Hoch. Triumph Books. HB, $28.

The Captain and Me: On and Off the Field with Thurman Munson by Ron Bloomberg and Dan Epstein. Triumph Books. HB, $28.

Carl Hubbell: Five Fabulous Seasons that Paved the Way to Cooperstown by Ronald A. Mayer. Sunbury Press. PB, $19.95.

The Case for Barry Bonds in the Hall of Fame: The Untold and Forgotten Stories of Baseball's Home Run King by K. P. Wee. Riverdale Avenue Books. PB, $16.99.

Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and a Colorful History of Sign Stealing by Andy Martino. Doubleday. HB, $28.

Clubbie: A Minor league Baseball Memoir by Greg Larson. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $27.95.

Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood by Dave Parker and Dave Jordan. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.

Comeback Pitchers: The Remarkable Careers of Howard Ehmke and Jack Quinn by Lyle Spatz & Steve Steinberg. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $39.95.

Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship with the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Players by Cam Peterson w/Nick Chiles. Gallery Books. HB, $27.

Curveball at the Crossroads (novel) by Michael Lortz. Legacy Publishing. PB, $19.95.

A Diamond for Her (novel) by Mark W. Sasse. Self-published. PB, $19.95.

Double Plays and Double Crosses: The Black Sox and Baseball in 1920 by Don Zminda. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $36.

Escape from Castro's Cuba (novel) by Tim Wendel. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $19.95.

A Fastball for Freedom: A Dark Depths Novel by Gary Morgenstein. BHC Press. PB, $19.95.

The Forgotten 1970 Chicago Cubs: Go and Glow by William S. Bike. The History Press. PB, $21.99.

Forty Years a Giant: The Life of Horace Stoneham by Steven Tredder. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $36.95.

Game Won: How the Greatest Home Run Ever Hit Sparked the 1988 Dodgers to Game One Victory and an Improbable World Series Title by Steven K. Wagner. Sunbury Press. PB, $16.95.

Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities by Stew Thornley. The History Press. PB, $21.99.

Hitting Drills and Much More by Robert M. Braun, Sr. iUniverse. PB, $17.99.

Is Baseball Holy: Jack Kerouac and the National Pastime by Gregory Stephenson. Ober-Limbo Verlag. PB, $4.95.

Joe Nuxhall, the Old Lefthander & Me: My Conversations with Joe Nuxhall about the Reds, Baseball & Broadcasting by John Kieswetter. Chilidog Press. PB, $20.

The Least Among Them: 29 Players, Their Brief Moments in the Big Leagues, and a Unique History of the New York Yankees by Paul Russell Semendinger. Artemesia Publishing. PB, $17.95.

Light at the Edge of the Field (short stories) by Bill Meissner. Stephen F. Austin University Press. PB,

Lights, Camera, Fastball: How the Hollywood Stars Changed Baseball by Dan Taylor. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $38.

Moon Baseball Road Trips: The Complete Guide to All the Ballparks, with Beer, Bites, and Sights Nearby by Timothy Malcolm. PB, $27.99.

My 1961 by Andy Strasberg. August Publications. PB, $19.61.

One Line Drive: A Life-threatening Injury and a Faith-fueled Comeback by Daniel Ponce De Leon w/Tom Zenner. Faith Words. HB, $26.

The Only Way Is the Steady Way: Essays on Baseball, Ichiro, and How We Watch the Game by Andrew Forbes. Invisible Publishing. PB, $19.95.

Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series that Changed Baseball by Luke Epplin. Flatiron Books. HB, $29.99.

Picturing America's Pastime: Historic Photography from the Baseball Hall of Fame's Archives. Mango Publishing Group. HB, $34.95.

The Pride of Minnesota: The Twins in the Turbulent 1960s by Thom Henniger. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $32.95.

Redleg Memories: The Reds of the Fifties and Sixties by Greg Rhodes. Road West Publishing. PB, $25.

Shadows of Swayne Field: The Search for the Abraham Lincoln Baseball (novel) by Ronald R. Harrington. Outskirts press. PB, $19.95.

Slices of Americana: A Road Trip through American Baseball History by Jason Love. Sunbury Press. PB, $14.95.

This Never Happened: The Mystery Behind the Death of Christy Mathewson (novel) by J. B. Manheim. Summer Game Books. PB, $15.99.

Tokyo Junkie: 60 Years of Bright Lights and Back Alleys ... and Baseball by Robert Whiting. Stone Bridge Press. PB, $19.95.

Tony Lazzeri: Yankees Legend and Baseball Pioneer by Lawrence Baldassaro. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.

Two Sides of Glory: The 1986 Boston Red Sox in Their Own Words by Eric Sherman. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Uglyball: The 1973 San Diego Padres by Douglas Mallon. Self-published. PB, $29.95.

The Ultimate Chicago Cubs Time Machine Book by Martin Gitlin. Lyons Press. PB, $18.95.

The Ultimate New York Mets Time Machine Book by Martin Gitlin. Lyons Press. PB, $18.95.

When the Forgotten Borough Reigned: The 1964 Little League World Champions by Jeff Ingber. Self-published. PB, $16.99.

When Your Wife Has Tommy John Surgery and Other Baseball Stories: Poems by E. Ethelbert Miller. City Point Press. PB, $15.99.

42 Today: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy ed. by Michael G. Long. New York University Press. HB, $27.95.

100 Miles of Baseball: Fifty Games, One Summer by Dale & Heidi L.M. Jacobs. Biblioasis. PB, $18.95.

1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK by David Krell. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.

#Never Give Up: A Memoir of Baseball & Traumatic Brain Injury by Ruppert Jones w/Ryan Dempsey. Self-published. PB, $14.99.

2020 Books on Baseball

( Last updated: December 3, 2020)

@titanticstruggle: The Best of Marty Brennaman by Randy Freaking and Mike Zilliox. Cincinnati Book Publishing. PB, $24.95.

The Baltimore Black Sox: A Negro Leagues History, 1913-1936 by Bernard McKenna. McFarland. PB, $35.

Baseball & Bubble Gum: The 1952 Topps Collection by Tom and Ellen Zappala w/John Molori. Peter E. Randall Publisher. HB, $35.

The Baseball Book of Why: The Answers to Questions You've Always Wondered about from America's National Pastime by John McCollister. Lyons Press. PB, $16.95.

Baseball in Evansville: Booms, Busts and One Global Disaster by Kevin Wirthwein. The History Press. PB, $21.99.

Baseball Memories: A Collection of 101 Poems Celebrating Immortal players, Classic Games, and Wacky Events of the National Pastime by Ronald A. Mayer. Sunbury Press. PB, $19.95.

Big Apple Wars: New York's 14 Subway Series by Ammie Nurse. Summer Games Books. PB, $20.

Big Sexy: Bartolo Colon in His Own Words by Bartolo Colon w/Michael Stahl. Abrams Image. HB, $24.99.

Billy Ball: Billy Martin and the Resurection of the Oakland A's by Dale Tafoya. Lyons Press. HB, $24.95.

Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original by Mitchell Nathanson. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $34.95.

Buddha Takes the Mound: Enlightenment in 9 Innings by Donald Lopez, Jr. St. Matrin's. HB, $19.99.

Buzzie & The Bull: A GM, a Clubhouse favorite, and the Dodgers' 1965 Championship Season by Ken LaZebnik. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

BuzzSaw: The Improbable Story of How the Washington Nationals Won the World Series by Jesse Dougherty. Simon and Schuster. HB, $28.

The Cactus League: A Novel by Emily Nemens. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. HB, $27.

The Called Shot: Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs, & the Unforgettable Season of 1932 by Thomas Wolf. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $36.95.

Cincinnati Sports Chronicle, Vol. 1, 1869-1899 by James L. farmer, Sr. Free Soil Publishing. PB, $22.99.

The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson: The Baseball Legend's Battle for Civil Rights during World War II by Michael Lee Lanning. Stackpole Books. HB, $29.95.

Cum Posey of the Homestead Grays: A Biography of the Negro Leagues Owner and Hall of Famer by James E. Overmyer. McFarland& Co. PB, $35.

The Cup of Coffee Club: 11 Players and their Brush with Baseball History by Jacob Kornhauser. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $29.95.

Dalko: The Untold Story of Baseball's Fastest Pitcher by Bill Dembski, Alex Thomas, and Brian Vikander. Influence Publishers. HB, $26.95.

Deaf Players in Major League Baseball: A History, 1883 to the Present by R.A.R. Edwards. McFarland. PB, $39.95.

Eddie Cicotte: The Life and Career of the Banned Black Sox Pitcher by David L. Fleitz. McFarland. PB, $35.

Fenway 1946: Red Sox, Peace, and a Year of Hope by Michael Connelly. Lyons Press. HB, $28.

Game 163: The Epic '07 Wild Card Tiebreaker, and the Rockies Team that Went to the World series by Denny Dressman. ComServ Books. PB, $20.

Gotham Baseball: New York's All-Time Team by Mark C. Healey, The History Press. PB, $21.99.

How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed by Thomas W. Gilbert. David R. Godine. HB, $27.95.

The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League by Anika Orrock. Chronicle Books. HB, $19.95.

An Illustrated Introduction to Japanese Baseball Cards by Robert K. Fitts. RobsJapaneseCards.com, LLC. PB, $24.99.

The Inside Game: Bad Calls, Strange Moves, and What Baseball Behavior Teaches Us about Ourselves by Keith Law. William Morrow. HB, $28.99.

Intangibles: Unlocking the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry by Joan Ryan. Little, Brown and Company. HB, $28.

Isabel :Lefty" Alvarez: The Improbable Life of a Cuban American Baseball Star by Kat D. Williams. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Issei Baseball: The Story of the First Japanese American Ballplayers by Robert K. Fitts. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

I've Been There (Wurzelbacher Ballfield) by Walter Wurzelbacher. Cincinnati Book Publishing. PB,$22.

Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir w/A Biographical Essay by Alan D. Gaff. Simon and Schuster. HB, $26.

Mickey Mantle's Last Home Run (novel) by Steven A. Falco. iUniverse. PB, $13.99.

Mr. Rickey's Redbirds: Baseball. Beer, Scandals & Celebrations in St. Louis by Mike Mitchell.Self-published. PB, $19.99.

Mutt's Dream: Making the Mick (novel) by Howard Burman. Ascend Books. HB, $22.95.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame Collection: Celebrating the Game's Greatest Players by James Buckley Jr. Epic Ink. HB, $40.

Negro Leaguers and the Hall of Fame: The Case for Inducting 24 Overlooked Ballplayers by Steven R. Greenes. McFarland. PB, $39.95.

The Negro Leagues Were Major Leagues: Historians Reappraise Black Baseball ed. by Todd Peterson. McFarland. PB, $49.95.

The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars: The Best Players at Each Position for the Amazin's by Brian Wright. Lyons Press. PB, $18.95.

No Wind (A Novel) by Judd Garrett. Main Point Press.PB, $14.99.

One Pitch at a Time (a novellas) by C. W. Spooner. iUniverse. PB, $13.99.

The Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time All-Stars: The Best Players at Each Position for the Bucs by David Finoli. Lyons Press. PB, $18.95.

Queen of the Negro Leagues: Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles by James Overmyer. Roman & Littlefield. HB, $40.

Red Sox in 5s and 10s: Boston's Agony and Ecstasy by Bill Nowlin. The History Press. PB, $21.99.

Rod Carew: One Tough Out: Fighting off Life's Curveballs by Rod Carew w/Jaime Aron. Triumph Books. HB, $26.95.

A Season by the Sea by Pete Alexander. Kindle Direct Publishing. PB, $14.95.

The Spaceman Chronicles: The Life of the Earthling Named Bill Lee by Scott Russell. Stillwater River. PB, $24.99.

Spanking the Yankees: 366 Days of Bronx Bummers by Gabriel Schecter. Summer Game Books. Pb, $18.99.

State of Play: The Old School Guide to New School Baseball by Bill Ripken, Diversion Books. HB, $24.99.

Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between by Eric Nusbaum. Public Affairs. HB, $28.

Summer Baseball Nation: Nine Days in the Wood Bat Leagues by Will Geoghegan. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Swing Kings: The Inside Story of Baseball's Home Run Revolution by Jared Diamond. William Morrow. HB, $28.99.

Teach Your Kid to Hit ... So They Don't Quit! by Kevin Gallagher. KG Publishing. PB, $24.95.

Three Rivers Stadium: A Confluence of Champions by the Association of Gentleman Pittsburgh Journalists. The History Press. PB, $21.99.

Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life by Bill Madden. Simon and Schuster. HB, $28.

The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book by Martin Gitlin. Lyons Press. PB, $18.95.

The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife by Brad Balukjian. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $27.95.

Who Got Game? Baseball: Amazing but True Stories by Derrick Barnes. Workman. PB, $12.95.

Working a "Perfect Game": Conversations with Umpires by Bill Nowlin. Summer Game Books. PB, $19.95.

A Year of Playing Catch: What a Simple Daily Experiment Taught Me about Life by Ethan D. Bryan. Zondervan Books. PB, $18.99.

Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask by Jon Pessah. Little, Brown and Company. HB, $30.

24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid by Willie Mays & John Shea. St. Martin's Press, HB, $28.99.

50 At 50: The Society for American Baseball Research's Fifty Most Essential Contributions to the Game ed. by Bill Nowlin. University of Nebraska Press,

2019 Books on Baseball

(Last updated: November 3, 2020)

After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets by Art Shamsky and Erik Sherman. Simon & Schuster. HB, $28.

All Heart: The Baseball Life of Frank Torre by Frank Torre ATT Cornelius Geary. Henschel Haus Books. PB, $16.95.

Almost Yankees: The Summer of '81 and the Greatest Baseball Team You've Never Heard Of by J. David Herman. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Prewar Years, 1937-1941 by Scott H. Longert. Ohio University Press. PB, $24.95.

Ballpark: Baseball in the American City by Paul Goldberger. Knopf. HB, $35.

Baseball Card Vandals: Over 200 Decent Jokes on Worthless Cards by Beau and Bryan Abbott. Chronicle Books. PB, $18.95.

The Baseball Gods Are Real: Vol. 2: The Road to the Show by Jonathan A. Fink. Polo Grounds Publishing. HB, $19.95.

Baseball Epic: Famous and Forgotten Lives of the Dead Ball Era by Jason Novak. Coffee House Press. HB, $16.95.

Baseball Revolutionaries: How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Rocked the Country and Made Baseball Famous by Greg Rhodes, John Erardi, and Greg Gajus. Baseball Revolutionaries Press. PB, $25.

Baseball Under the Palms: History of Miami Minor League Baseball, The Early Years: 1892-1960 by Sam Zygner and Barbra Cabrera. Sunbury Press. PB, $24.95.

Can't We All Just Get Along: Resolving Baseball's Civil War by Dean Wilson. Yorkshire Publishing. PB, $

Celebration: the Magic of the Cardinals in the 1980s by Dan O'Neill. Reedy Press. HB, $39.95.

Chumps to Champs: How the Worst Teams in Yankees History Led to the '90s Dynasty by Bill Pennington. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $28

Classic Reds: The 50 Greatest Games in Cincinnati Reds History by Joe Heffron and Jack Heffron. Black Squirrel Books. PB, $19.95.

Confessions of a Baseball Card Addict: The Story of a Man Who Acquired Ten Million Cards and Managed to Stay Married by Tanner Jones. Self-published. PB, $13.95.

The Dizzy and Daffy Dean Barnstorming Tour: Race, Media, and America's National Pastime by Phil S. Dixon. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $36.

Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought for New York's Baseball Soul by Chris Donnelly. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Empire of Infidels: Baseball in Taiwan and Cultural Identity, 1895-1968 by John J. Harney. Nebraska University Press. HB, $50.

Extra Innings: My Life in Baseball by Max Schumacher w/Mark Montieth. Blue River Press. PB, $19.99.

Fidel Castro and Baseball: The Untold Story by Peter C. Bjarkman. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $38.

A Fine Team Man: Jackie Robinson and the Lives He Touched by Joe Cox. Lyons Press. HB, $27.95.

Four-Finger Singer and His Late Wife, Kate: a Novel of Life, Death & Baseball by Arthur D. Hittner. Apple Ridge Press. PB, $16.95.

Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher by David Cone & Jack Curry. Grand Central Publishing. HB, $28.

George Foster and the 1977 Reds: The Rise of a Slugger and the End of an Era by Mike Shannon. McFarland. PB, $35.

Great American Baseball Stories ed. by Jeff Silverman. Lyons Press. PB, $16.

Hello Friends! Stories from My Life and Blue Jays Baseball by Jerry Howarth. ECW Press. HB, $26.95.

Here's the Catch: A Memoir of the Miracle Mets and More by Ron Swoboda. St. Martin's Press. HB, $27.99.

Here's the Pitch: The Amazing, True, New, and Improved Story of Baseball and Advertising by Roberta J. Newman. University of Nebraska Press, HB, $34.95.

The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign-Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our National Pastime, 2nd ed., by Paul Dickson. University of Nebraska Press. PB, $19.95.

Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up by Alex Speier. William Morrow. HB, $27.99.

Infinite Baseball: Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark by Alva Noe.Oxford University Press. HB, $21.95.

Inside the Empire: The True Power behind the New York Yankees by Bob Klapisch & Paul Solotaroff. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $28.

It's Game Time, Folks: Quest for 30 by Mark Darden.Buckeye Muscle Media. PB, $25.

James T. Farrell & Baseball: Dreams & Realism on Chicago's South Side by Charles DeMotte. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

John Cangelosi: The Improbable Baseball Journey of the Undersized Kid from Nowhere by John Cangelosi & K. P. Wee. Riverdale Avenue Books. PB, $19.99.

K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches by Tyler Kepner. Doubleday. HB, $28.95.

The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe: a Novel by Granville Wyche Burgess.Chickadee Prince. PB, $12.99.

Last Ride of the Iron Horse: How Lou Gehrig Fought ALS to Play One Final Championship Season by Dan Joseph. Sunbury Press. PB, $19.95.

Last Seasons in Havana: The Castro Revolution and the End of Professional Baseball in Cuba by Cesar Brioso. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Left on Base in the Bush Leagues: Legends, Near Greats, and Unknowns in the Minors by Gaylon H. White. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $35.

The Legendary Harry Caray: Baseball's Greatest Salesman by Don Zminda. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $34.

Let's Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, The Life of Ernie Banks by Ron Rapoport. Hachette Books. HB, $28.

Let's Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks by Doug Wilson. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $24.95.

Mantle: The Best There Ever Was by Tony Castro. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $24.95.

Mike Hargrove and the Cleveland Indians: A Baseball Life by Jim Ingraham. Gray & Company, Publishers. PB, $16.95.

Mrs. Morhard and the Boys: One Mother's Vision. TheFirst Boys' Baseball league. A Nation Inspired. by Ruth Hanford Morhard. Citadel Press. HB, $27.

My Life in Yankee Stadium: 40 Years as a Vendor and Other Tales of Growing Up Somewhat Sane in the Bronx by Stewart J. Zully. CreateSpace. PB, $14.99.

New York Yankees All-Time All-Stars: The Best Players at Each Position for the Bronx Bombers by Jim Griffin. Lyons Press. PB, $18.95.

The New York Yankees of the 1950s: Mantle, Stengel, Berra, and a Decade of Dominance by David Fischer. Lyons Press. HB, $26.95.

No Place I'd Rather Be: Roger Angell and a Life in Baseball Writing by Joe Bonomo. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $27.95.

Now Taking the Field:Baseball's All-Time Dream Team for All 30 Franchises by Tom Stone.Acta. PB, $18.95.

One Base at a Time: How I Survived PTSD and Found My Field of Dreams by David R. Mellor. Post Hill Press. HB, $26.

Oscar Charleston: The Life and legend of Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Player by Jeremy Beer. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Pastime Lost: The Humble, Original, and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball by David Block. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

Phinally! The Phillies, The Royals and the 1980 Baseball Season that Almost Wasn't by J. Daniel. McFarland. PB, $29.95.

Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball during the Great War by Alexander F. Barnes, Peter L. Belmonte, & Samuel O. Barnes. Schiffer Publishing. HB, $26.99.

Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player by Pete Rose. Penguin Press. HB, $28.

Reclaiming 42: Public Memory and the Reframing of Jackie Robinson's Radical Legacy by David Naze. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $45.

Roadside Baseball: The Locations of America's Baseball Landmarks by Chris Epting; 3rd Ed. Santa Monica Press. PB, $19.95.

San Francisco Year Zero: Political Upheaval, Punk Rock, and a Third-Place Baseball Team by Lincoln A. Mitchell. RutgersUniversity Press. HB, $34.95.

Shea Stadium Remembered: The Mets, the Jets, and Beatlemania by Matthew Silverman. Lyons Press. HB, $29.95.

Son of Havana: A Baseball Journey from Cuba to the Big Leagues and Back by Luis Tiant w/Saul Wisnia. Diversion Books. HB, $25.99.

Strike Four: The Evolution of Baseball by Richard Hershberger. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $38.

Tangled in the Web (A Quick Baseball Mystery) by Jeff Stanger. Blue Trolley Press.PB, $14.99.

Ten Innings at Wrigley: The Wildest Baseball Game Ever, with Baseball on the Brink by Kevin Cook. Henry Holt. HB, $28.

They Bleed Blue: The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Ever Had by Jason Turbow. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. HB, $26.

They Played the Game: Memories from 47 Major Leaguers by Norman Macht. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $29.95.

They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History by Wayne Coffey. Crown Archetype. HB, $28.

Ultimate Cleveland Indians Time Machine Book by Martin Gitlin. Lyons Press. PB, $18.95.

Unwritten: Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball's New Future by Danny Knobler. Triumph Books. HB, $26.95.

When Big Data Was Small: My Life in Baseball Analytics and Drug Design by Richard D. Cramer. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $28.95.

When the Crowd Didn't Roar: How Baseball's Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope by Kevin Cowherd. University of Nebraska Press. HB, $27.95.

White Sox Park's Amazing Vendors by Lloyd Rutzky & Joel Levin. Aracadia Publishing. PB, $22.99.

The Workingman's Game: Waverly, New York, the Twin Tiers and the Making of Modern Baseball, 1887-1898 by William H. Brewster. Luminare Press. PB, $17.95.

108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game by Ron Darling w/Daniel Paisner. St. Martin's Press. HB, $29.99.

2018 Books on Baseball

(Last updated: February 17, 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.

The Four Home Run Club bySteven K. Wagner. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $33.

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.

The 1988 Dodgers: Reliving the Championship Season by K. P. Wee. Rowman & Littlefield. HB, $36.

2017 Books on Baseball

(Last updated: 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.