Batters Up! A New Round of Baseball Books

Major League baseball starts next week!  Nothing says Spring better than the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd or the smell of those wonderful overcooked hot dogs at your local stadium.  I, for one, can’t wait for the new season to begin. But, for those occasions when a storm cancels the game or your team is off for the day, what better way to enjoy your favorite sport than to open one of the new baseball books  coming out this year. Here are a number of titles including biographies, fiction, history and trivia to help you celebrate America’s past time. There must be at least one that will hit a home run with your reading tastes!

Baldassaro, Lawrence. Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball.

Galarraga, Armando & Jim Joyce with Daniel Paisner.  Nobody’s Perfect: Two Men, One Call and a Game for Baseball History.

Hample, Zack. The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches.

Kaplan, Jim. The Greatest Game ever Pitched: Juan Marichal, Warren Spahn, and the Pitching Duel of the Century.

Lanctot, Neil. Campy: the Two Lives of Roy Campanella.

O’Connor. Ian. The Captain: the Journey of Derek Jeter.

Ruck, Rob.Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Games.

Shank, Jenny. The Ringer.

Silverman, Matthew. Baseball Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know aboout Baseball.

Thorn, John.  Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game.

Wakefield, Tim with Tony Massarotti. Knuckler: My Life with Baseball’s Most Confounding Pitch.

Weintraub, Robert. The House That Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankee Championship, and the Redemption of 1923.

Williams, Pete in assn with MLB. Baseball: How to Play the Game




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