2006 CASEY Award Finalists Announced

Spitball:The Literary Baseball Magazine recently announced that the following books have been named as finalists for their 2006 CASEY Award:

Baseball (Empire Editions) by David Levinthal

The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth (Doubleday) by Leigh Montville

Clemente: The Pa

Spitball:The Literary Baseball Magazine recently announced that the following books have been named as finalists for their 2006 CASEY Award:

Baseball (Empire Editions) by David Levinthal

The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth (Doubleday) by Leigh Montville

Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero (Simon & Schuster) by David Maraniss

The Echoing Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World (Pantheon) by Joshua Prager

Fantasyland (Viking) by Sam Walker

A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations that Shaped Baseball; The Game on the Field & the Game Behind the Scenes (Ivan R. Dee) by Peter Morris

Money Pitcher: Chief Bender aand the Tragedy of Indian Assimilation (The Pennsylvania State University Press) by William C. Kashatus

Sayonara Home Run! The Art of the Japanese Baseball Card (Chronicle Books) by John Gall & Gary Engel

Spalding’s World Tour: The Epic Adventure that Took Baseball Around the Globe-and Made It America’s Game (Public Affairs) by Mark Lamster

A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood’s Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports (Viking) by Brad Snyder

The date and site of the 24th Annual CASEY Banquet will be released in a future announcement. Judges for the 2006 CASEY will be Butch Callery, the Honorable Mayor of Covington, Kentucky; Anne Jewell, Director of the Louisville Slugger Museum; and baseball historian John Skurkay.

For more information please contact Spitball Editor Mike Shannon.



Originally published: November 27, 2006. Last Updated: November 27, 2006.

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