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Fall 2014

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  • Houston Baseball: The Early Years 1861-1961, edited by Mike Vance
  • The First Yankees Dynasty: Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins and the Bronx Bombers of the 1920s, by Gary A. Sarnoff
  • Black Ball and the Boardwalk: The Bachrach Giants of Atlantic City, 1916-1929, by James E. Overmyer
  • The Millers and the Saints: Baseball Championships of the Twin Cities Rivals, 1903-1955, by Rex D. Hamann
  • Frank Robinson: A Baseball Biography, by John C. Skipper
  • The Catcher's Handbook, by Conor Kelley
  • Baseball's Great Hispanic Pitchers: Seventeen Aces from the Major, Negro and Latin American Leagues, by Lou Hernandez
  • Joe Quinn among the Rowdies: The Life of Baseball's Honest Australian, by Rochelle Llewelyn Nichols
  • More Than a Pastime: An Oral History of Baseball Fans, by William Freedman
  • The Days of Wee Willie, Old Cy and Baseball War: Scenes from the Dawn of the Deadball Era, 1900-1903, by Chuck Kimberly
  • Tom Candiotti: A Life of Knuckleballs, by K.P. Wee
  • Kammie on First: Baseball’s Dottie Kamenshek, by Michelle Houts
  • Joe Black: More than a Dodger, by Martha Jo Black and Chuck Schoffner
  • The Lost Decade: Players of the 1970s Cardinals, by Gary W. Abbott
  • Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson, by Doug Wilson
  • The Cooperstown Chronicles: Baseball's Colorful Characters, Unusual Lives, and Strange Demises, by Frank Russo
  • The Valley Baseball League: A History of Baseball In the Shenandoah Valley, by Chaz Weaver
  • Baseball: A Special Gift from God, by Bryan Steverson
  • Lon Warneke, by Don Duren
  • Baseball: It's More Than Just a Game, by Greg Lucas
  • Van Lingle Mungo: The Man, The Song, The Players, edited by Bill Nowlin
  • Fastball Fari: A Novel, by Michael John Cruit
  • Protection: A fading baseball career and the Great Depression, by Kevin Nielsen
  • Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos: How the Best Team in Baseball Ended Up in Washington Ten Years Later, by Danny Gallagher and Bill Young

 

Summer 2014

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  • Yesterday's Tiger Heroes: The Detroit Tigers and the 1956 Baseball Season, by Jim Sargent
  • Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hellraiser, by Austin Gisriel
  • Sol White's Official Baseball Guide, by Solomon White, with introduction and notes by Gary Ashwill
  • A Whole Lot of Bar-B-Q: and Other Baseball Stories, by Mike Shannon
  • Baseball Skippers and Their Crews: The History of Every Major League Manager and Coach – 1871-2014, by Thomas W. Brucato 
  • The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals: The World Champion Gas House Gang, edited by Charles F. Faber
  • Baseball: The Fans' Game, by Gordon S. (Mickey) Cochrane
  • Japanese American Baseball in California: A History, by Kerry Yo Nakagawa
  • The Texas League Baseball Almanac, by David King and Tom Kayser
  • The Bridgeport Hammer, by Jonathan Weeks
  • Baseball on the Prairie: How Seven Small-Town Teams Shaped Texas League History, by Kris Rutherford
  • Strike Four! The Crankshaft Baseball Book, by Tom Batiuk and Chuck Ayers
  • How Baseball Explains America, by Hal Bodley 
  • Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of the Strange and Supernatural, edited by Rick Wilber 
  • Mudville Madness: Fabulous Feats, Belligerent Behavior, and Erratic Episodes on the Diamond, by Jonathan Weeks
  • The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field, by Josh Ostergaard
  • Three Up - Three Down: Pearls of Wisdom, by Merrianna L. McCully
  • The All-In-One Baseball Stat 'Effectiveness of Advanced Bases' (EAB), by Alfredo Nasiff Fors
  • Baseball's Greatest Comeback: The Miracle Braves of 1914, by J. Brian Ross
  • The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row, by Charlie Gentile
  • Milwaukee Braves: Heroes and Heartbreak, by William Povletich
  • Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1902-1931: The Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues, by Michael Lomax
  • Inventing Baseball Heroes: Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and the Sporting Press in America, by Amber Roessner
  • Winning in Both Leagues: Reflections from Baseball's Front Office, by J. Frank Cashen
  • When Baseball Went White: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Dreams of a National Pastime, by Ryan A. Swanson
  • Forfeits and Successfully Protested Games in Major League Baseball: A Complete Record, 1871-2013, by David Nemec and Eric Miklich
  • Baseball Explained, by Phillip Mahony
  • When in Doubt, Fire the Skipper: Midseason Managerial Changes in Major League Baseball, by Gary Webster 
  • The Set-Up Men: Race, Culture and Resistance in Black Baseball, by Sarah L. Trembanis 
  • Old Comiskey Park: Essays and Memories of the Historic Home of the Chicago White Sox, 1910-1991, edited by Floyd Sullivan
  • Johnny Evers: A Baseball Life, by Dennis Snelling
  • Lefty Grove and the 1931 Philadelphia Athletics, by Robert P. Broadwater
  • Ed McKean: Slugging Shortstop of the Cleveland Spiders, by Rich Blevins 
  • Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership, by Howard C. Fero and Rebecca L. Herman 

 

Spring 2014

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  • 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
  • Wrigley Field: The Long Life & Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines, by Stuart Shea
  • Baseball On Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption, by Nathaniel Grow
  • Early Professional Baseball and the Sporting Press: Shaping the Image of the Game, by R. Terry Furst
  • Baseball Prodigies: Best Major League Seasons by Players Under 21, by Charles F. Faber
  • Baseball's Comeback Players: Forty Major Leaguers Who Fell and Rose Again, by Rick Swaine
  • A's Bad as it Gets: Connie Mack's Pathetic Athletics of 1916, by John G. Robertson and Andy Saunders
  • The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds, edited by Mark Armour
  • Pitching to the Pennant: The 1954 Cleveland Indians, edited by Joseph Wancho
  • Jackie & Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and the Breaking of Baseball's Color Barrier, by William C. Kashatus
  • Throwing Hard Easy: Reflections on a Life in Baseball, by Robin Roberts with C. Paul Rogers
  • Bring In the Right-Hander! My Twenty-Two Years in the Major Leagues, by Jerry Reuss
  • The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title That Became a National Obsession, by Rick Huhn
  • The Continental League: A Personal History, by Russell D. Buhite
  • The Bilko Athletic Club: The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels, by Gaylon H. White 
  • Pitching Around Fidel: A Journey into the Heart of Cuban Sports, by S.L. Price 
  • The Cubs Quotient: How The Chicago Cubs Changed The World, by Scott Rowan 
  • Down To The Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time, by Tim Wendel 
  • 1954: The Year Willie Mays And The First Generation Of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever, by Bill Madden 
  • Mover and Shaker: Walter O'Malley, The Dodgers, and Baseball's Westward Expansion, by Andy McCue 
  • Called Out But Safe: A Baseball Umpire's Journey, by Al Clark with Dan Schlossberg 
  • How to Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide to Ballpark Banter, by James Charlton and Sally Cook 
  • Shane Victorino: The Flyin' Hawaiian, by Alan Maimon 
  • Wrigley Field Year by Year: A Century at the Friendly Confines, by Sam Pathy 
  • Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar, by Roberta J. Newman and Nathan Rosen 
  • Thar's Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves, edited by Gregory H. Wolf 
  • The Ashippun Trap, by Doug Welch 
  • A Tribe Reborn: How The Cleveland Indians Of The '90's Went From Cellar Dwellers To Playoff Contenders, by George Christian Pappas 
  • Baseball in Hawai'i, by Jim Vitti 
  • Minnesota Twins Baseball: Hardball History On The Prairie, by Stew Thornley 
  • The Best Seat In Baseball, But You Have To Stand!: The Game As Umpires See It, by Lee Gutkind 
  • Star Spangled Baseball: True Tales Of Flags And Fields, by James Breig

 

Winter 2014

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  • The Forgotten History of African American Baseball, by Lawrence Hogan
  • Curse of the Black Bambino: Baseball's Failure to Attract African-American Athletes, by Anup Sinha
  • Ball Nuts: A Mad 1977 Baseball Replay Odyssey, by Jeff Polman
  • Babe Ruth's Called Shot: The Myth and Mystery of Baseball's Greatest Home Run, by Ed Sherman
  • Gib Bodet, Major League Scout: Twelve Thousand Baseball Games and Six Million Miles, by Gib Bodet as told to P.J. Dragseth
  • Vaudeville on the Diamond: Minor League Baseball in Today's Entertainment World, by David M. Sutera
  • The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball, by Benjamin Baumer and Andrew Zimbalist
  • Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos: How the Best Team in Baseball Ended up in Washington 10 Years Later, by Danny Gallagher and Bill Young
  • Analyzing Baseball Data with R, by Max Marchi and Jim Albert
  • 521: The Story of Ted Williams' Home Runs, by Bill Nowlin
  • Tales from the Deadball Era: Ty Cobb, Home Run Baker, Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Wildest Times in Baseball History, by Mark Halfon
  • Turning the Black Sox White: The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. Comiskey, by Tim Hornbaker
  • Great Stuff: Baseball’s Most Amazing Pitching Feats, by Rich Westcott
  • The Closer: A Baseball Love Story, by Alan Mindell
  • Base-Ball: How to Become a Player, by John Montgomery Ward
  • The Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston's Original Worst-to-First World Series Champions, edited by Bill Nowlin
  • New Century, New Team: The 1901 Boston Americans, edited by Bill Nowlin
  • Angels in the Ozarks: Professional Baseball in Fayetteville and the Arkansas State/Arkansas-Missouri League 1934-1940, by J.B. Hogan
  • White Elephant: The Rise and Fall of Miami Baseball Stadium, by Rolando Llanes
  • Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876–1950, by Scott Simkus
  • Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos, by Jonah Keri
  • Hits and Misses in the Baseball Draft: What the Top Picks Teach Us About Selecting Tomorrow's Major League Stars, by Alan Maimon and Chuck Myron
  • The A's: A Baseball History, by David M. Jordan
  • The Irish and the Making of American Sport, 1835-1920, by Patrick R. Redmond

 

Fall 2013

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  • The Fenway Project, edited by Bill Nowlin and Cecilia Tan
  • Dollar Sign on the Muscle, by Kevin Kerrane
  • The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams, by Ben Bradlee Jr.
  • Bushers: Ballplayers Drawn from Left Field, by Ed Attanasio and Eric Gouldsberry
  • New York Yankees Home Runs: A Comprehensive Factbook, 1903–2012, by Mitchell S. Soivenski
  • The Stars Are Back: The St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, and Player Unrest in 1946, by Jerome M. Mileur
  • The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History, by Robert W. Cohen
  • Baseball Beyond Borders: From Distant Lands to the Major Leagues, by Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
  • Before Jackie: The Negro Leagues, Civil Rights and the American Dream, by Mary E. Corey and Mark Harnischfeger
  • The Groundbreakers! There Is a First Time for Everything: 1,804 Answers to First Time Happenings in Major League Baseball That You Were Curious to Know, by Richard L. Chilton
  • Double Play, by Art Voellinger
  • Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency, by Daniel A. Gilbert
  • Keepers of the Game: When the Baseball Beat was the Best Job on the Paper, by Dennis D'Agostino
  • Wrigley Field: The Centennial: 100 Years at the Friendly Confines, by Les Krantz
  • Baseball: A Casual Fan's Guide, by John Yates Britt
  • I Love The Work, But I Hate the Business, by Mel Proctor
  • Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing, by Mike Lackey
  • Barnstormin' Across America: The Bustin’ Babes and Larrupin’ Lous, by Rick Cabral
  • Hub Perdue: Clown Prince of the Mound, by John A. Simpson
  • George Altman: My Baseball Journey from the Negro Leagues to the Majors and Beyond, by George Altman with Lew Freedman
  • Baseball GPA: A New Statistical Approach to Performance and Strategy, by David P. Gerard
  • .721: A History of the 1954 Cleveland Indians, by Gary Webster
  • Big Dan Brouthers: Baseball's First Great Slugger, by Roy Kerr

 

Summer 2013

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  • Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues, by Samuel O. Regalado
  • The Little Book of Yankees Evil, by Brook Zelcer
  • Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction, edited by Robert Paul Moreira
  • Tough Guy, Gentle Heart, by Felix Millan with Jane Allen Quevedo
  • The 1957 San Francisco Seals: End of an Era in the Pacific Coast League, by P.J. Dragseth
  • The Shutout in Major League Baseball: A History, by Warren N. Wilbert
  • Napoleon Lajoie: King of Ballplayers, by David L. Fleitz
  • We Were the All-American Girls: Interviews with Players of the AAGPBL, 1943-1954, by Jim Sargent
  • Baseball and the Bottom Line in World War II: Gunning for Profits on the Home Front, by Jeff Obermeyer
  • When Baseball Isn't White, Straight and Male: The Media and Difference in the National Pastime, by Lisa Doris Alexander
  • Memories of Winter Ball: Interviews with Players in the Latin American Winter Leagues of the 1950s, by Lou Hernandez
  • Spring Training Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Grapefruit and Cactus League Ballparks, Second Edition, by Josh Pahigian
  • Baseball's Creation Myth: Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown Story, by Brian Martin
  • Pennant Hopes Dashed by the Homer in the Gloamin': The Story of How the 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates Blew the National League Pennant, by Ronald T. Waldo
  • Eyes on the Sporting Scene 1870-1930: Will and June Ranking, New York's Sportswriting Brothers, by Pamela A. Bakker
  • Burleigh Grimes: Baseball's Last Legal Spitballer, by Joe Niese
  • Base Ball Founders: The Clubs, Players and Cities of the Northeast that Established the Game, edited by Peter Morris, William J. Ryczek, Jan Finkel, Leonard Levin and Richard Malatzky
  • Willie Stargell: A Life in Baseball, by Frank Garland
  • Ballplayers in the Great War: Newspaper Accounts of Major Leaguers in World War I Military Service, compiled and edited by Jim Leeke
  • Baseball's New Frontier: A History of Expansion, 1961-1998, by Fran Zimniuch
  • The Forgotten Marlins: A Tribute to the 1956-1960 Original Miami Marlins, by Sam Zygner
  • Pitching for the Stars: My Seasons Across the Color Line, by Jerry Craft and Kathleen Sullivan
  • America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation, by Joshua Kendall
  • You Can't Beat the Hours: Umpires in the Deadball Era from 1901-1909, by David W. Anderson
  • Research Notes for Women at Play, Volume 2, by Barbara Gregorich
  • The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History, by Robert W. Cohen
  • Conversations with Coach Wooden: On Baseball, Heroes, and Life, by Gary Adams
  • Put It In the Book! A Half-Century of Mets Mania, by Howie Rose with Phil Pepe
  • 100 Things Angels Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, by Joe Haakenson
  • Pops: The Willie Stargell Story, by Richard "Pete" Peterson
  • "Then Bowa Said to Schmidt. . .": The Greatest Phillies Stories Ever Told, by Robert Gordon
  • The Mouth That Roared: My Six Outspoken Decades in Baseball, by Dallas Green
  • Speak English! The Rise of Latinos in Baseball, by Rafael Hermoso
  • Cleveland Indians Legends, by Russell J. Schneider
  • Diamond Madness: Classic Episodes of Rowdyism, Racism and Violence in Major League Baseball, by William A. Cook
  • Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century, edited by Bill Felber
  • The Year of the Blue Snow: The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies, edited by Mel Marmer and Bill Nowlin
  • So Many Seasons in the Sun: A Century and More of Conversation with Baseball's Greatest Clubhouse Managers, by Larry Hogan
  • Bud Fowler: Baseball's First Black Professional, by Jeffrey Michael Laing
  • Relentless Pursuit: Pete Rose's Self-Serving Quest for the All-Time Hits Record – 1983-1986, by Kerry Keene

 

Spring 2013

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  • Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes, by John Rosengren
  • Swinging '73: Baseball's Wildest Season, by Matthew Silverman
  • The Coal Barons Played Cuban Giants: A History of Early Professional Baseball in Pennsylvania, 1886-1896, by Paul Browne
  • League Park: Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball, 1891-1946, by Ken Krsolovic and Bryan Fritz
  • Baseball Team Names: A Worldwide Dictionary, 1869-2011, by Richard Worth  
  • Billy Southworth: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Manager and Ballplayers, by John C. Skipper
  • Baseball Injuries: Case Studies, by Type, in the Major Leagues, by W. Laurence Coker, M.D.
  • Frantic Frank Lane: Baseball's Ultimate Wheeler-Dealer, by Bob Vanderberg
  • Black Sox in the Courtroom: The Grand Jury, Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation, by William F. Lamb
  • The Easter Monday Baseball Game: North Carolina State and Wake Forest on the Diamond, 1899-1956, by Tim Peeler
  • Cracking Baseball's Cold Cases: Filling in the Facts About 17 Mystery Major Leaguers, by Peter Morris
  • 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die, by Ron Kaplan
  • Bridging Two Dynasties: The 1947 New York Yankees, Edited by Lyle Spatz
  • Philadelphia's Top 50 Baseball Players, by Rich Westcott
  • Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals, edited by John Harry Stahl and Bill Nowlin
  • Smoky Joe Wood: The Biography of a Baseball Legend, by Gerald C. Wood
  • Baseball's Last Great Scout: The Life of Hugh Alexander, by Dan Austin
  • American Jews and America's Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball, by Larry Ruttman
  • Mr. Wrigley's Ball Club: Chicago & the Cubs During the Jazz Age, by Roberts Ehrgott Baseball's Iconic 1-0 Games, by Warren N. Wilbert
  • The Pitching Professor: The Life & Times of Ernie Kershaw, by Ernie Kershaw and Len Corben
  • Summers At Shea, by Ira Berkow
  • 100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, by Tom Haudricourt
  •  100 Things Reds Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, by Joel Luckhaupt
  • How the Red Sox Explain New England, by Jon Chattman and Allie Tarantino
  • Classic Bucs: The 50 Greatest Games in Pittsburgh Pirates History, by David Finoli
  • Bleacher In The Bedroom: The Swampoodle Irish and Connie Mack, by John J. Rooney
  • Sports Illustrated Kids presents Goodnight Baseball, by Michael Dahl 
  • Baseball Comes Out: A Revolutionary Novel, by Jack Saunders
  • Heart of a Tiger: Growing Up With My Grandfather, Ty Cobb, by Herschel Cobb
  • Sweet '60: The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates, edited by Clifton Blue Parker and Bill Nowlin

 

Winter 2013

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  • Becoming Big League: Seattle, The Pilots and Stadium Politics, by Bill Mullins
  • Shibe Park-Connie Mack Stadium: Images of Sports, by Rich Westcott
  • The American League in Transition, 1965-1975, by Paul Hensler
  • Ebbets Field: Essays and Memories of Brooklyn's Historic Ballpark, 1913-1960, edited by John G. Zinn and Paul Zinn
  • Season of Ghosts: The '86 Mets and the Red Sox, by Howard Burman
  • The Expos in Their Prime: The Short-Lived Glory of Montreal's Team, 1977-1984, by Alain Usereau
  • The Science of the Fastball, by William Blewett
  • The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2011-2012, edited by William M. Simons
  • Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line, by Tom Dunkel
  • Lefty: An American Odyssey, by Vernona Gomez and Lawrence Goldstone
  • The Happiest Recap, First Base: 1962-1973, by Greg W. Prince
  • Auditioning for Cooperstown: Rating Baseball's Stars for the Hall of Fame, by Andre Lower
  • Historical Dictionary of Baseball, by Lyle Spatz
  • Memories of a Ballplayer: Bill Werber and Baseball in the 1930s, by Bill Werber and C. Paul Rogers III
  • Batting, by F.C. Lane
  • The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America, by David Vaught
  • Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish!, edited by Mark Pattison and David Raglin
  • Miracle on Grass, by David Fanucchi
  • Bat, Ball & Bible: Baseball and Sunday Observance in New York, by Charles DeMotte
  • After Many A Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age in New York Baseball, by Robert E. Murphy
  • One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season, by Tony La Russa and Rick Hummel

 

Fall 2012

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  • Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes, by John Rosengren
  • Small Town Baseball, Big League Dreams, by Bob Meyer
  • Images of America: Baseball in Orange County, by Chris Epting
  • Deacon Bill McKechnie: A Baseball Biography, by Mitchell Conrad Stinson
  • Reasoning with Sabermetrics: Applying Statistical Science to Baseball's Tough Questions, by Gabriel B. Costa, Michael R. Huber and John T. Saccoman
  • Arlie Latham: A Baseball Biography of the Freshest Man on Earth, by L.M. Sutter
  • Kid Nichols: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Pitcher, by Richard Bogovich
  • Hazen "Kiki" Cuyler: A Baseball Biography, by Ronald T. Waldo
  • Big Klu: The Baseball Life of Ted Kluszewski, by William A. Cook
  • Players and Teams of the National Association, 1871-1875, by Paul Batesel
  • Occasional Glory: The History of the Philadelphia Phillies, Second Edition, by David M. Jordan
  • Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs: A Reference Guide, by Ron Keurajian 
  • When Baseball Was Still King: Major League Players Remember the 1950s, by Gene Fehler
  • New York Versus New York, 1962: The Birth of the Yankees-Mets Rivalry, by Bill Morales
  • Baseball and Social Class: Essays on the Democractic Game that Isn't, edited by Ronald E. Kates and Warren Tormey
  • Making It in the Minors: A Team Owner's Lessons in the Business of Baseball, by Arthur P. Solomon with Allyn I. Freeman
  • Baseball Myths: Debating, Debunking and Disproving Tales From the Diamond, by Bill Deane
  • Cellar Dwellers: The Worst Teams in Baseball History, by Jonathan Weeks
  • Family Ties: A Comprehensive Collection of Facts and Trivia About Baseball's Relatives, by Richard A. Cuicchi
  • The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, by Doug Wilson
  • Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics With Baseball, by Stanley Rothman
  • The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2013, edited by Dave Studenmund
  • Red Sox By The Numbers, by Bill Nowlin and Matthew Silverman
  • Bucky: A Story of Baseball in the Deadball Era, by Fred W. Veil
  • Fenway Park at 100: Baseball's Hometown, by Bill Nowlin and Jim Prime
  • Golden Boys: Baseball Portraits, 1946-1960, by Andy Jurinko and Christopher Jennison
  • Baseball's Biggest Miracle: The 1914 Boston Braves, by John Holway with Frank Ceresi

 

Summer 2012

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  • Baseball's Starry Night: Reliving Major League Baseball's 2011 Wild Card Night of Shock and Awe, by Paul Kocak
  • 'The Deacon's' Daughter, by Carol McKechnie Montgomery with Jerry Hanks
  • Legal Decisions that Shaped Modern Baseball, by Patrick K. Thornton
  • Packaging Baseball: How Marketing Embellishes the Cultural Experience, by Mathew J. Bartkowiak and Yuya Kiuchi
  • Addie Joss on Baseball, edited by Rich Blevins
  • Ty Cobb: Two Biographies, by H.G. Salsinger, edited by William R. Cobb
  • John Tortes "Chief" Meyers: A Baseball Biography, by William A. Young
  • Steve Carlton and the 1972 Phillies, by Bruce Morgan
  • Base Ball Pioneers 1850-1879: The Clubs and Players Who Spread the Sport Nationwide, edited by Peter Morris, Bill Ryczek, Jan Finkel, Len Levin and Richard Malatzky
  • Buck Ewing: A Baseball Biography, by Roy Kerr
  • Of Monarchs and Black Barons: Essays on Baseball's Negro Leagues, by James A. Riley
  • Baseball State by State: Major and Negro League Players, Ballparks, Museums and Historical Sites, by Chris Jensen
  • Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life, by Katya Cengel
  • The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers: 1920-1950, by William M. Anderson
  • "If You Were Only White": The Life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, by Donald Spivey
  • Dick Siebert: A Life In Baseball, by Joel Rippel
  • Diamonds and Diplomas: How to Get Recruited to Play College Baseball, by Bill Ballew
  • Ron Santo: A Perfect 10, by Pat Hughes and Rich Wolfe
  • Baseball's Rare Triple Crown, by Michael Francis Mann
  • Knuckleball: The Uncertainties of (a) life, by Ken Beckley
  • My Baseball Journey: A Broadcaster's Memoir, by Bill Brown and Tim Gregg
  • World Series Winners: What it Takes to Claim Baseball's Ultimate Prize, by Ross Bernstein
  • They Call Me Oil Can, by Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd with Mike Shalin
  • Harmon Killebrew: Ultimate Slugger, by Steve Aschburner
  • Connie Mack: Grand Old Man of Baseball, by Frederick G. Lieb
  • You Stink! Terrible Teams & Pathetic Players, by Eric J. Wittenberg and Michael Aubrecht
  • The Man in the Crowd: A Fan's Notes on Four Generations of New York Baseball, by Stanley Cohen
  • Season of '42: Joe D, Teddy Ballgame, and Baseball's First Fight to Survive a Turbulent First Year of War, by Jack Cavanaugh
  • Nine Aces and a Joker: Defining Seasons from British Baseball's Standout Pitchers, by Joe Gray
  • The Hall of Nearly Great, edited by Jason Wojciechowski & Marc Normandin

 

Spring 2012

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  • A People's History of Baseball, by Mitchell Nathanson 
  • Imperfect: An Improbable Life, by Jim Abbott and Tim Brown
  • Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball's Greatest Gift, by Harvey Araton
  • Behind the Plate: A Catcher's View of the Braves Dynasty, by Javier Lopez with Gary Caruso
  • Fenway Park: Images of America, by David Hickey, Raymond Sinibaldi and Kerry Keene
  • The Baseballl Hall of Shame:The Best of Blooperstown, by Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo
  • Hit by Pitch: Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball, by Molly Lawless 
  • Life Behind the Mask: Memoir of a Youth Baseball Umpire, by Michael Schafer 
  • Hardball Legends and Journeymen and Short-Timers: 333 Illustrated Baseball Biographies, by Ronnie Joyner
  • The Rank and File of 19th Century Major League Baseball: Biographies of 1,084 Players, Owners, Managers and Umpires, by David Nemec
  • Drawing Card: A Baseball Novel, by Dorothy Seymour Mills
  • Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick, by Paul Dickson
  • Conspiracy of Silence: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball, by Christopher J. Lamb
  • Connie Mack: The Turbulent and Triumphant Years, 1915-1931, by Norman L. Macht
  • Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, & Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan, by Robert K. Fitts
  • Major League Baseball Profiles 1870-1900 Vol. 1: The Ballplayers who Built the Game, by David Nemec
  • Major League Baseball Profiles 1870-1900 Vol. 2: The Hall of Famers and Memorable Personalities Who Shaped the Game, by David Nemec
  • Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand: Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among Us, by John Schulian
  • The Team that Forever Changed Baseball and America: The 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers, edited by Lyle Spatz
  • Pitching, Defense, and Three-Run Homers: The 1970 Baltimore Orioles, edited by Mark Armour and Malcolm Allen
  • Double No-Hit: Johnny Vander Meer's Historic Night Under the Lights, by James W. Johnson
  • Strikeout: Baseball, Broadway and the Brotherhood in the 19th Century, by James Hawking
  • Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero, by Bob Kann
  • The Last Rebel Yell: True tales from baseball's last bastion of racial segregation: the Alabama-Florida League, by Ken Brooks
  • Deadball: A Metaphysical Baseball Novel, by David B. Stinson
  • Baseball Fantography: A Celebration in Snapshots and Stories from the Fans, by Andy Strasberg
  • The Greatest Show on Dirt: A Novel, by James Bailey
  • Baseball's Lost Tradition: Two Eight-Team Leagues, by Eric Thompson
  • The Battle that Forged Modern Baseball: The Federal League Challenge and Its Legacy, by Daniel R. Levitt
  • 100 Things Rangers fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, by Rusty Burson 
  • 100 Things Yankees Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, by David Fischer 
  • Safe At Home: Willie Mays Aikens, by Gregory Jordan
  • Marietta College Baseball: The Story of the 'Etta Express, by Gary Caruso
  • Tales from the Philadelphia Phillies Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Phillies Stories Ever Told, by Rich Westcott
  • Red Sox Review: 110 Years of Boston Red Sox Photos, by Mark Stang
  • Basic Ball: New Approaches for Determining the Greatest Baseball, Football and Basketball Players of All-Time, by Dave Heeren and Pete Palmer
  • Painting the Corners: A Collection of Off-Center Baseball Stories, by Bob Weintraub
  • Shipwrecked: A People's History of the Seattle Mariners, by Jon Wells
  • Third Base For Life: A Memoir of Fathers, Sons, and Baseball, by Joshua L. Berkowitz

 

Winter 2012

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  • Before the Curse: The Chicago Cubs' Glory Years, by Randy Roberts & Carson Cunningham
  • Trading Manny: How A Father & Son Learned To Love Baseball Again, by Jim Gullo
  • Summer of '68: The Season that Changed Baseball — and America — Forever, by Tim Wendel
  • 1924 and You Are There!, by Jeff Polman
  • The School With All The Catchers: A History of the Crawford High School Baseball Program, by Joe Naiman 
  • The South Bend Blue Sox: A History of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Team and Its Players, 1943-1954, by Jim Sargent and Robert M. Gorman
  • Long Taters: A Baseball Biography of George "Boomer" Scott, by Ron Anderson
  • Eliot Asinof and the Truth of the Game: A Critical Study of the Baseball Writings, by William Farina
  • A Member of the Local Nine: Baseball and Identity in the Fiction of W.P. Kinsella, by William Steele
  • The Battling Bucs of 1925: How the Pittsburgh Pirates Pulled Off the Greatest Comeback in World Series History, by Ronald T. Waldo
  • Red Sox Roll Call: 200 Memorable Players, 1901-2011, by William F. McNeil
  • The Mental Road to the Major Leagues: A Guide for Rising Ballplayers, by Kelly J. Pfaff and Peder N. Piering
  • The Barnstorming Hawaiian Travelers: A Multiethnic Baseball Team Tours the Mainland, 1912-1916, by Joel S. Franks
  • Baseball's War Roster: A Biographical Dictionary of Major and Negro League Players Who Served, 1861 to the Present, by Brett Kiser
  • Center Field Grasses: Poems from Baseball, by Gene Fehler
  • Tiger Stadium, Comerica Park: History & Memories, by Irwin J. Cohen
  • Baseball Between Us: A Road Map to a Winning Father/Son Relationship, by Mike Luery
  • Travels with Ghosts and Other Tales, by Joe Scherrman and Suzanne Wright, eds.
  • The Wonder Team in the White City: U.V.M. At the Intercollegiate Base Ball Tournament of 1893, by Tom Simon
  • Jack and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog, by Barbara Gregorich
  • Wrigley Field: The Unauthorized Biography, by Stuart Shea
  • The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times, by Steven Travers
  • Best Mets: Fifty Years of Highs and Lows from New York's Most Agonizingly Amazin' Team, by Matthew Silverman
  • Willy's Ballgame, by Dennis N. Ricci
  • Hot Hand: The Statistics Behind Sports' Greatest Streaks, by Alan Reifman
  • Celebrating Ourselves: African-Americans and the Promise of Baseball, by Daryl Russell Grigsby
  • 3 Tales From the Grand Old Game, by Austin Gisriel


Fall 2011

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  • Wizardry: Baseball's All-Time Greatest Fielders Revealed, by Michael Humphreys
  • Moneyball, by Michael Lewis (republished)
  • Baseball Is …: Defining the National Pastime, edited by Paul Dickson
  • Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year, by Glenn Stout
  • The Deacon and the Schoolmaster: Phillippe and Leever, Pittsburgh's Great Turn-of-the-Century Pitchers, by Robert Peyton Wiggins
  • DiMaggio's Yankees: A History of the 1936-1944 Dynasty, by Lew Freedman
  • Roger Connor: Home Run King of 19th Century Baseball, by Roy Kerr
  • The Baseball Film in Postwar America: A Critical Study, 1948-1962, by Ron Briley
  • Baseball's Heartland War, 1902-1903: The Western League and American Association vie for Turf, Players and Profits, by Dennis Pajot
  • The Rise of Latin American Baseball Leagues, 1947-1961: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, by Lou Hernandez
  • The Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League: A History, 1903-1957, by Richard Beverage
  • The Greatest Minor League: A History of the Pacific Coast League, 1903-1957, by Dennis Snelling
  • Peanuts and Crackerjacks: A Baseball Novel, by M.Z. Ribalow
  • Baseball in Petersburg: The Virginia League and Beyond, by Larry C. Toombs
  • The Bill James Handbook 2012, by Baseball Info Solutions
  • A Unique Look at Big League Baseball, by Joe Taxiera
  • The Giants Win The Series! Headlines and Highlights of 1954, by Mike Getz
  • Garlic Fries and Baseball: The Book, by Ronni Redmond
  • One Home Run, by Art Voellinger
  • Lipman Pike: America's First Home Run King, by Richard Michelson (illustrations by Zachary Pullen)
  • Amazing Baseball Heroes: Inspirational Negro League Stories, by Bryan Steverson

 

Spring/Summer 2011 additions

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  • Vintage Base Ball: Recapturing the National Pastime, by James R. Tootle
  • Bucky Harris: A Biography of Baseball’s Boy Wonder, by Jack Smiles
  • Hutch: Baseball's Fred Hutchinson and a Legacy of Courage, by Mike Shannon (author) and Scott Hannig (illustrator)
  • Dixie Walker: A Life in Baseball, by Lyle Spatz
  • Broadcasting Baseball: A History of the National Pastime on Radio and Television, by Eldon L. Ham
  • Silver Bats and Automobiles: The Hotly Competitive, Sometimes Ignoble Pursuit of the Major League Batting Championship, by David L. Fleitz
  • Life Behind the Mask: Memoir of a Youth Baseball Umpire, by Michael Schafer
  • Bucketfoot Al: The Baseball Life of Al Simmons, by Clifton Blue Parker
  • Farewell to the Last Golden Era: The Yankees, the Pirates and the 1960 Baseball Season, by Bill Morales
  • Jim Thorpe: A Biography, by William A. Cook
  • Clark Griffith: The Old Fox of Washington Baseball, by Ted Leavengood
  • Brit at the Ballpark: An Englishman's Baseball Tour of All 50 States, by Peter Taylor
  • Bargaining with Baseball: Labor Relations in an Age of Prosperous Turmoil, by William B. Gould IV
  • The Right Time: John Henry “Pop" Lloyd and Black Baseball, by Wes Singletary
  • When the Dodgers Were Bridegrooms: Gunner McGunnigle and Brooklyn’s Back-to-Back Pennants of 1889 and 1890, by Ronald G. Shafer
  • Major League Umpires’ Performance, 2007-2010: A Comprehensive Statistical Review, by Andrew Goldblatt
  • The Runmakers: A New Way to Rate Baseball Players, by Frederick E. Taylor
  • The Pitch, by Hank Owens

 

Spring/Summer 2011

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  • Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball, by Rebecca T. Alpert
  • Images of America: Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles, by Francisco E. Balderrama and Richard A. Santillan
  • Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game, by John Thorn
  • Catching Heat: The Jim Leyritz Story, by Jim Leyritz, Douglas B. Lyons and Jeffrey Lyons
  • Major League Baseball Scouts: A Biographical Dictionary, by P.J. Dragseth
  • Kenichi Zenimura: Japanese American Baseball Pioneer, by Bill Staples Jr.
  • Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball, by Lawrence Baldassaro
  • Wins, Losses & Empty Seats: How Baseball Outlasted the Great Depression, by David George Surdam
  • The Kings of Casino Park: Black Baseball in the Lost Season of 1932, by Thomas Aiello
  • Turbulent Seasons: Baseball in 1890-1891, by Charles C. Alexander
  • Solid Fool's Gold: Detours on the Way to Conventional Wisdom, by Bill James
  • The Off Season: National League 1953/54, by John Oelerich
  • Remembering Fenway Park: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Boston Red Sox, by Harvey Frommer
  • A Talk in the Park: Nine Decades of Baseball Tales From the Broadcast Booth, by Curt Smith
  • Territories to Boomers: Professional Baseball in Ardmore 1904-1926, by Peter G. Pierce
  • Indians, Cardinals and Rosebuds: Professional Baseball in Ardmore 1947-1961, by Peter G. Pierce
  • Jewel of the Sports World: The Story of the Hickok Belt Award, by Scott Pitoniak
  • 10 Rings: Stories of the St. Louis Cardinals World Championships, by James Rygelski and Robert L. Tiemann
  • This Is Our Time! The 2010 San Francisco Giants, by Chris Haft and Eric Alan
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