Fiction and Nonfiction books about baseball – everything you ever wanted to know and probably some things you never wanted to know.
Friendship of pitcher Henry Wiggen with catcher Bruce Pearson as Pearson struggles with a progressive illness.
Robert B. Parker
Joseph Burke, WWII veteran, is hired to be Jackie Robinson’s bodyguard. Gives interesting insight to the challenges faced by Robinson as he broke major league baseball’s color barrier.
The story of Roy Hobbs, a natural talent who dreamed of being the best baseball player ever. His fight through adversity was captured in the popular film by the same title.
Tale of a magical baseball field in Iowa where dreams come true. Basis for the movie, Field of Dreams.
Irreverent tale of over-the-hill pitcher, Charlie Stopard, who gets a second chance in the big leagues after the Red Sox lose two starting pitchers.
The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth
Tells the story of Babe Ruth from his impoverished childhood to his days as the Sultan of Swat.
Biography of a true American hero.
From the wacky Merkle bonehead play to the victory of the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, this book recounts the 1908 baseball season, the year that baseball came of age as America’s pastime.
The real story behind the fixing of the 1919 World Series and its aftermath.
Follows the friendship of Boston Red Sox teammates Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Dom DiMaggio, and Johnny Pesky from their playing days in the 1940s to Ted Williams’ death in 2002.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Goodwin’s story of growing up loving baseball (especially the Brooklyn Dodgers) during the 1950s