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initial inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939 - FRONT ROW: Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, and Cy Young; BACK ROW: Honus Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler, and Walter Johnson (Ty Cobb showed up too late for the photo)          short history

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“Ninety percent of [baseball] is half mental.” — Jim Wohlford

“Baseball is 90 percent mental; the other half is physical.” — Yogi Berra

"Baseball teaches some useful lessons: play by the rules, be part of the team, do your best,
learn from errors, enjoy the rewards."   —  Margaret Coel

“Whoever wants to know about the heart and mind of America must learn about baseball.”
Jacques Barzun [1907-2012]

"The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game."
— Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Weaver [1930-2013]


          SHORT HISTORY
          t e x t
          h e r e

One of the mysteries of baseball is how certain incidents or events gained legend-hood, like the 'Merckle Boner' and "the greatest baseball game ever played, the Bobby Thomson 'Shot Heard Round The World' playoff classic".

'baseball' entry at Wikipedia
'Baseball Portal' entry at Wikipedia
Major League Baseball entry at Wikipedia
Minor League Baseball entry at Wikipedia

Magic Lantern's Baseball Movies Film Festival Page


Historic Baseball Parks & Fields
National Ballpark Museum [opened July 2010], 1940 Blake Street in Denver, Colorado
Fuller Field [built 1878] in Clinton, Massachusetts
Centennial Field [built 1906] in Burlington, Vermont
Warren Ballpark [built 1909] in Bisbee, Arizona
Rickwood Field [built 1910] in Birmingham, Alabama
Ebbets Field [built 1912, demolished 1960] - home of the Brooklyn Dodgers
Fenway Park [built 1912] in Boston, Massachusetts
Wrigley Field [built 1914] in Chicago, Illinois

http://www.amazon.com/Fields-Dreams-Visiting-Enjoying-Ballparks/dp/0806521937/
http://www.amazon.com/Ballparks-Deadball-Era-Comprehensive-Configurations/dp/0786466251/
http://www.amazon.com/Angeless-Historic-Ballparks-America-Publishing/dp/0738580325
http://www.amazon.com/500-Ballparks-Eric-Pastore/dp/1607102935/
http://www.amazon.com/Dodger-Stadium-CA-Images-Baseball/dp/0738528684/
http://www.amazon.com/Yankee-Stadium-1923-2008-Images-Baseball/dp/0738565962/
http://www.amazon.com/Americas-Classic-Ballparks-Jeff-Daniels/dp/B002N57KEY/


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San Diego Padres baseball team of California old logo     Minnesota Twins baseball team of Minneapolis & St. Paul logo     Anaheim Angels baseball team of California logo     Kansas City Royals baseball team of Kansas logo     Oakland Athletics baseball team of California logo     Milwaukee Brewers 1970 baseball team of Wisconsin logo     Philadelphia Phillies baseball team of Pennsylvamia logo

Professional Baseball

National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum [est. 1939]       Major League Baseball [est. 1876 & 1901, merged 2000]       National League of Professional Baseball Clubs [est. 1876]       American League of Professional Baseball Clubs [est. 1901]       Minor League Baseball [est. 1868]

Major League Baseball [est. 1876 & 1901, merged 2000]
National League of Professional Baseball Clubs [est. 1876] {entry at Wikipedia}
American League of Professional Baseball Clubs [est. 1901] {entry at Wikipedia}
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/afl/index.jsp

Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball [est. 1868]
Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs [est. 2010] based in Houston, Texas
Colorado Springs Sky Sox minor league baseball team [est. 1988] of the Pacific Coast League
El Paso [TX] Chihuahuas minor league baseball team [est. 2012] of the Pacific Coast League

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum [founded 1990, open 1997] in Kansas City, Missouri

Baseball Hall of Fame
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum [est. 1936, opened 1939] in Cooperstown, New York
Cooperstown, New York
Cooperstown 'Every Hall of Famer' art project

Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame book  "Inside The Baseball Hall of Fame" [2013]
Foreword by Brooks Robinson

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [4/2013] for $14.44
Simon & Schuster 9½x7½ hardcover [4/2013] for $24.39

College Baseball
[ Coming Soon ] **


Kids' Softball Leagues
[ Coming Soon ] **

"A Perfect Season: A Coach's Journey To Learning, Competing, and Having Fun In Youth Baseball" [] by Dan Clemens


Books  About  Baseball
Books / Best Sellers / Baseball Dept. at Amazon

jump to Non-Fiction Books About Baseball

"Making The Team: The Cultural Work of Baseball Fiction" [1997] by Timothy Morris
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Team-Cultural-Baseball-Fiction/dp/0252065972/

"The Baseball Novel: A History and Annotated Bibliography of Adult Fiction" [8/2008] by Noel Schraufnagel
http://www.amazon.com/Baseball-Novel-History-Annotated-Bibliography/dp/0786435577/

Ball Tales Study of Baseball, Basketball and Football Fiction book by Michelle Nolan  
"Ball Tales: A Study of Baseball, Basketball and Football Fiction of The 1930s Through 1960s" [2010] by Michelle Nolan
McFarland & Co. pb 10¼x7 [2/2010] for $33.25
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Baseball  Fiction

The Short Stop baseball novel by Zane Grey  "The Short-Stop" [1909] by Zane Grey [1872-1939]
Chase Alloway quits his factory job to play professional baseball and becomes
caught in the middle of a small-town baseball rivalry.

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [2008] for FREE {sic}
Kindle Edition from A.J. Cornell Publns [11/2012] for 99¢ {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [4/2013] for $8.09
Amereon 8¾x6 hardcover [6/83] for $24.26
Grossett & Dunlap hardcover [1937] out of print/used

The Young Pitcher baseball novel by Zane Grey  "The Young Pitcher" [1911] by Zane Grey [1872-1939]
Ken Ward finds college life perplexing, with all the hazing and the academic pressure and the athletic rivalries. But when the entire varsity baseball team is thrown out in a play-for-pay scandal, he is chosen for the college team and develops into a star.
Kindle Edition {scanned etext} from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Kindle Edition {1912 facsimile} from Amazon Digital Services [11/2012] for $2.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [4/2013] for $3.45 {sic}
Beech Tree YA 8x5¼ pb [3/92] out of print/many used
Amereon 8¾x5¾ hardcover [3/92] for $23.70
Grosset & Dunlap 9x6½ hardcover [1939] out of print/used

The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories collection by Zane Grey  "The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories" [11 stories 1915-1920]
by Zane Grey [1872-1939]

eleven short stories syndicated by McClure Newspapers from 1915, published in book form by Grosset & Dunlap in 1920: The Redheaded Outfield; The Rube; The Rube's Pennant; Rube's Honeymoon; The Rube's Waterloo; Breaking Into Fast Company; The Knocker; The Winning Ball; False Colors; The Manager of Madden's Hill; and Old Well-Well
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [2008] for FREE {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2013] for $7.69
Grosset & Dunlap hardcover [1920] out of print/many used
available as free online etext at Internet Archive
Old Hardhead story by Damon Runyon & Bozeman Bulger  
"Old Hardhead" [1922] short story by Damon Runyon &
Bozeman Bulger, Illustrated by Frank Godwin

publd by Hearst Intl. Ltd. in July 1922
CreateSpace 8¾x5¾ pb [8/2013] for $6.29

John R. Tunis [1889-1975] wrote several dozen popular and award-winning juvenile sports novels during the 1940s and 1950s;
several were re-published in 1989 & 2011: browse books & Kindle at Amazon

"The Natural" [1952] by Bernard Malamud
http://www.amazon.com/The-Natural-Bernard-Malamud/dp/0374502005/

The Only Game in Town baseball novel by Charles Einstein  "The Only Game In Town" [1955 novel]
by Charles Einstein, Illustrated by Fletcher Martin

Dell mass pb #47 [1955] out of print/used
Boys Life Book of Baseball Stories anthology  "The Boys Life Book of Baseball Stories" anthology [ages 9-12; 1964]
ten stories from Boys L:ife Magazine; Illustrations by Ed Vebell
Winward Books hardcover [1972] out of print/used
Random House library 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1964] out of print/used
Fielder's Choice Anthology of Baseball Fiction book edited by Jerome Holtzman  "Fielder's Choice: An Anthology of Baseball Fiction" [1979]
Edited by baseball historian Jerome Holtzman [1926-2008]

27 stories by Andre Dubus, Wm. Price Fox, Paul Gallico, Mark Harris, W.C. Heinz, Ring W. Lardner, Bernard Malamud, Hoke Norris, Chaim Potok, Mordecai Richler, Philip Roth, Damon Runyon, John Sayles, H. Allen Smith, James Thurber, P.G. Wodehouse, many others
Mariner Books/Harvest/HBJ 8x5¼ pb [3/91] out of print/many, many used
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 9¼x6½ hardcover [1979] out of print/many, many used
The Celebrant novel by Eric Rolfe Greenberg  "The Celebrant: A Novel" [1983] by Eric Rolfe Greenberg
A fictionalization of the life of New York Giants pitching star Christy Mathewson, and events of that time, from the Merkle saga to the Black Sox scandal
Penguin Books 7½x5 pb [3/86] out of print/used
Everest House 9¼x6 hardcover [1983] out of print/many used
Iowa Baseball Confederacy novel by W.P. Kinsella  "The Iowa Baseball Confederacy" [1986] by W.P. Kinsella
After Matthew is literally struck by lightning, he becomes obsessed with a baseball game back in 1908 that nobody believes actually happened: the Chicago Cubs visited Onamata, Iowa and played an exhibition game that lasted an astounding 2,000 innings . . .
Ballantine Books mass pb [3/87] out of print/90+ used
Mariner Books 8½x5½ pb [3/2003] for $17.96
Houghton Mifflin 8¼x5½ hardcover [3/86] out of print/100+ used
Baseball's Best Short Stories anthology edited by Paul Staudohar  "Baseball's Best Short Stories" [orig 1995, rev 2012] Edited by Paul D. Staudohar
includes 28 short stories by Arthur 'Bugs' Baer, T.C. Boyle, Michael Chabon, Zane Grey, Arnold Hano, W.C. Heinz, Garrison Keillor (2), Ring Lardner (3), Damon Runyon, Ernest L. Thayer, James Thurber, Robert Penn Warren, P.G. Wodehouse, and 12 others
Chicago Review Press Expanded Edition 9x6 pb [4/2012] for $12.92
Chicago Review Press 9x6¼ hardcover [11/95] out of print/used
Murderer's Row Original Baseball Mysteries anthology edited by Otto Penzler  "Murderer's Row: Original Baseball Mysteries" [2001] Edited by Otto Penzler
Introduction by Jim Bouton; 14 stories by authors Lawrence Block, Max Allan Collins, Michael Connelly, K.C. Constantine, Brendan DuBois, Elmore Leonard, John Lescroart, Laura Lippman, Max Lupica, Michael Malone, Robert B. Parker, Thomas Perry, Henry Slesar, and Troy Soos
New Millennium Press 9x6 pb [2/2003] out of print/many used
New Millennium Press 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2003] out of print/many, many used
audio Volume 1: seven stories read by Ed Begley & Bruce Boxleitner
New Millennium UNABR audio CD [7/2001] out of prodn/used
audio Volume 2: seven stories read by Jim Gray & Mike Lupica
New Millennium UNABR audio CD [7/2001] out of prodn/used

Double Play novel by Robert B. Parker  "Double Play" [2004] by Robert B. Parker [1932-2010]
Story circa 1947; hired gun Joseph Burke signs on with Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey to watch over Jackie Robinson, the first Negro to play in major league baseball; alternate chapters remember the era from the viewpoint of a ten-year-old boy.
Berkley 7x5½ pb [6/2005] for $7.99
Putnam hardcover [5/2004] for $16.97

"The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball" [novel 2007] by Frank Deford
http://www.amazon.com/The-Entitled-Frank-Deford/dp/1402208960/

"If I Never Get Back: A Novel" [2007] by Darryl Brock about 1869 baseball
"Two in the Field: A Novel" [2007] by Darryl Brock about 1875 baseball

"Once Upon A Fastball" [5/2008] by Bob Mitchell
http://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Fastball-Bob-Mitchell/dp/0758226888/

"Havana Heat: A Novel" [2011] by Darryl Brock

"The Universal Baseball Association" [11/2011] by Robert Coover
http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Baseball-Association-Robert-Coover/dp/1590203119/

The Card mystery novel by Jim Devitt  "The Card: A Van Stone Novel" [2011] by Jim Devitt
A Seattle high-schooler gets a Summer 'dream job' as bat boy for the Mariners baseball team; when high-stakes industrial intrigue forces his father to disappear, the boy and two friends try to solve the case, their only clue an old Moe Berg baseball card.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [4/2011] for $2.99 {sic}
CreateSpace 8½x5½ pb [4/2011] for $9.89
The Art of Fielding baseball novel by Chad Harbach  "The Art of Fielding: A Novel" [2011] by Chad Harbach
A college baseball player looks like he is destined for the big leagues, but a disastrous throw alters his fate and that of four other intertwined lives.
Kindle Edition from Hachette/Little, Brown [9/2011] for $7.99
Back Bay Books mass pb [5/2012] out of print/used
Back Bay Books 8¼x5½ pb [5/2012] for $11.28
Little, Brown & Co. 9¾x6½ hardcover [9/2011] for $19.46
Deadball Metaphysical Baseball Novel by David B. Stinson  "Deadball: A Metaphysical Baseball Novel" [2011] by David B. Stinson
Part pilgrimage and part road trip; former minor-league baseball player Byron Bennett visits vanished ballparks in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, and Brooklyn and sees flickering visions of base-ball’s golden era, forcing him to question everything that he believes about life, about himself, and about the game that he loves.
Kindle Edition from Huntington Park Publns [12/2011] for $9.99
Huntington Park Publns 8½x5½ pb [11/2011] for $13.50
The Might Have Been baseball novel by Joe Schuster  "The Might Have Been: A Novel" [2012] by Joseph M. Schuster
After a decade playing in the minor leagues, Ed Yates get called up to the St. Louis Cardinals; but a knee injury cancels his professional career in a split second. Thirty years later, Ed's life is one of regret and managing minor league baseball not what he wanted. Then he encounters two aspiring players, one of whom is undisciplined but extremely talented, and his life again changes course.
Kindle Edition from Random House/Ballantine [3/2012] for $7.99
Ballantine Books 9¾x6½ hardcover [3/2012] for $17.15
Contract Year baseball novel by Bee Hylinski  "Contract Year: A Baseball Novel" [YR] by Bee Hylinski
Successful major-league pitcher Larry Gordon thinks that all is fine going into his 'contract year', but his girlfriend dumps him just before Spring Training and he soon finds that he can no longer coast . . .
Kindle Edition from Andrew Benzie Books [10/2012] for $2.99
Andrew Benzie Books pb [3/2012] for $9.68
It Happened in Wisconsin baseball novel by Ken Moraff  "It Happened In Wisconsin" [2013] by Ken Moraff
winner of the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
In an America ravaged by the Great Depression, the talented but ragtag Racine Robins baseball team sets out to change the world, barnstorming the back roads and dusty ballparks of the Midwest, and rallying fans to the populist cause.
Kindle Edition from Lake Union Publng [10/2013] for $3.99
Lake Union Publng 8½x5½ pb [10/2013] for $8.27
Parker Field 2014 baseball murder mystery novel by Howard Owen  

"Parker Field: A Willie Black Mystery" [2014]
Richmond, Virginia newspaper reporter Willie Black rushes to the scene of a shooting across the street from his mother's house; the victim is her 79-year-old boyfriend Les Hacker, and the shooting appears deliberate. Willie soon discovers that many of Les's fellow teammates on the local minor-league baseball team back in the 1960s have died suspicious deaths . . .
Kindle Edition from Permanent Press [6/2014] for $9.59
Permanent Press hardcover [6/2014] for $22.09

"Shoeless Joe" [1983] became movie "Field of Dreams"
http://www.amazon.com/Shoeless-Joe-W-P-Kinsella/dp/B002ECETU4/

"The Veracruz Blues" about forming new league in Mexico in 1946 [2/1997] by Mark Winegardner

"Castro's Curveball [Ballantine 1999] by Tim Wendel = baseball novel set in Cuba

"The Rail" [2002] baseball novel by Howard Owen

http://www.amazon.com/Game-7-Dead-Allen-Schatz/dp/1463530927/ [2/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/7th-Inning-Death-Allen-Schatz/dp/1463776810/ [8/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Rally-Killer-Allen-Schatz/dp/1466312246/ [8/2011]

"Calico Joe" [Doubleday 4/2012] by John Grisham
http://www.amazon.com/Calico-Joe-John-Grisham/dp/0385536070/

Matthew Frederick 'Matt' Christopher [1917-97] was noted for his sports and children's sports fiction and non-fiction; he wrote more than 100 novels and
more than 300 stories. After his death, his family continued his legacy with continuation novels, by writers-for-hire.
The 'Little League Series' of 2013-2014 ended at five titles, timed for the 75th anniversary of Little League.
browse books at Amazonofficial websiteentry at Wikipedia

"Little League Series: Play Ball!" [LLS #1 = 3/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Play-Ball-Little-League-Christopher/dp/0316219940/

"Little League Series: District Doubleheader" [LLS #2 = 7/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/District-Doubleheader-Little-League-Christopher/dp/0316220434/

"Little League Series: State Showdown" [LLS #3 = 10/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/State-Showdown-Little-League-Christopher/dp/0316220442/

"Little League Series: Perfect Game" [LLS #4 = 3/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Game-Little-League-Christopher/dp/0316199125/

"Little League Series: Baseball World Series" [LLS #5 = 7/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Baseball-World-Little-League-Christopher/dp/0316220469/
final book in the series has Liam and Carter's teams on the verge of competing to win the greatest championship of all:
the Little League Baseball® World Series.

Sports writer and former star of ESPN Mike Lupica is adding a new novel series called 'Home Team' to his list
of YA and adult bestsellers, beginning with "The Only Game" [8-12 years; 2/2015].
browse books & Kindle Editions at the Mike Lupica Store at Amazon

The Perfect Game baseball novel by Leslie Dana Kirby  "The Perfect Game" baseball novel [2015] by Leslie Dana Kirby
Debut novel; Lauren moves to Phoenix, Arizona for a medical residency and to be near relatives; when her sister is found murdered, the cops figure that Lauren did it to get the handsome widower brother-in-law, a star with the Diamondbacks baseball team.
Kindle Edition from Poisoned Pen Press [3/2015] for $9.99
Poisoned Pen Press 8½x5½ pb [3/2015] for $12.30
Poisoned Pen Press 8½x5½ hardcover [3/2015] for $22.95

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H. Allen Smith's "Rhubarb" Series
Spirit of America Bookstore's H. Allen Smith [1907-76] Page

"Rhubarb: The Outrageously Funny Story of The Cat Who Inherited A Baseball Team"
[1946 novel] by H. Allen Smith

"Rhubarb" feature film [Paramount Pictures Aug 1951] /tt0043967/
starring Ray Milland, Jan Sterling, Gene Lockhart, William Frawley, Leonard Nimoy

"Rhubarb" sitcom pilot [1967 TV] that starred Groucho Marx

"Son of Rhubarb" sequel novel [1968] by H. Allen Smith

"The View From Chivo: The Third In The Hilarious and Quite Mad Rhubarb Series
From Our Most Outrageous Humorist" [1971] by H. Allen Smith

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Baseball  Non-Fiction

best available cover graphic for 1910 book by Johnnie Evers  "Baseball In The Big Leagues: A Book For Boys" [1910] by Johnnie Evers
Cubs second baseman John Joseph Evers [1881-1947] was part of the 'Tinkers to Evers to Chance' team; he wrote two books, this one is almost impossible to find.
Reilly & Britton Co. hardcover [1910] long out of print/not available?
Reilly & Britton Co. hardcover [1910] long out of print/rare
Touching Second book by John J. Evers & Hugh S. Fullerton  "Touching Second: Inside Play In Big League Baseball" [1910]
by John J. Evers & Hugh S. Fullerton

Cubs second baseman John Joseph Evers [1881-1947] was part of the 'Tinkers to Evers to Chance' team; he wrote two books, this one has recently been re-issued.
Univ Michigan Library 8¼x6 pb [4/2009] for $21.37
McFarland & Co. 8x6¼ pb [12/2004] for $31.50
Reilly & Britton Co. hardcover [1910] out of print/scarce
beat-up cover of 1912 first edition of Pitching In A Pinch / Baseball From The Inside book by Christy Mathewson  "Pitching In A Pinch: Baseball From The Inside" [1912] by Christy Mathewson [1880-1925]; 1977 Afterword by Pulitzer-winner Red Smith, 2013 Foreword by Chad Harwith
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE
Kindle Edition from Penguin Classics [3/2013] for $9.99
Penguin Classics 8x5 pb [3/2013] for $11.41
Stein & Day 8¼x5½ pb [5/77] out of print/used
Stein & Day hardcover [5/77] out of print/used

Low and Inside Book of Baseball Anecdotes by H. Allen Smith & Ira L. Smith  "Low and Inside: A Book of Baseball Anecdotes, Oddities and Curiosities" [1949]
by H. Allen Smith & Ira L. Smith, Illustrated by Leo Herschfield

"A fascinating and hilarious collection. [This book] should be sandwiched between Marcel Proust and Forever Amber on every bookshelf." — Tallulah Bankhead
Breakaway Books 7¾x5½ pb [4/2000] for $11.29
Doubleday & Co. 7½x5¼ hardcover [1949] out of print/many used
Three Men on Third Book of Baseball Anecdotes by H. Allen Smith & Ira L. Smith  "Three Men On Third: A Second Book of Baseball Anecdotes, Oddities and Curiosities"
[1951] by H. Allen Smith & Ira L. Smith, Illustrated by Leo Herschfield

Breakaway Books 7¾x5½ pb [4/2000] for $11.09
Doubleday & Co. 9x6 hardcover [1951] out of print/used
Baseball Early Years book by Harold Seymour   "Baseball, Volume 1: The Early Years" [1960]
by Harold Seymour & Dorothy Seymour Mills

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [1989 edition] for $9.99
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [7/89] for $21.13
Oxford Univ Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [1960] for $69.59
The Long Season baseball classic by Jim Brosnan  "The Long Season: An Inside Chronicle of The Baseball Year" [1960] by Jim Brosnan
An American diary by a major league pitcher, from pre-training contract renewal to family and training camp in Florida, and over the full 1959 season, which included being traded by St. Louis to Cincinnati.
"The greatest baseball book ever written." — sports journalist Jimmy Cannon

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [3/2016] for $9.99  9/2015
Ivan R. Dee, Publrs 8¾x5½ pb [12/2001] for $12.41
Penguin Sports Library 7x5 pb [9/83] out of print/used
Harper & Row 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1975] out of print/used
So You Think You Know Baseball! trivia book by Harry Simmons  
"So You Think You Know Baseball!: An Up-to-date Collection of Baseball Brain Twisters From The Popular Saturday Evening Post Series" [1960] by Harry Simmons
Fawcett Crest mass pb [1960] out of print/used
Fawcett Crest mass pb [1960] out of print/used

The Glory of Their Times baseball book by Lawrence S. Ritter  "The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball - Told by the Men Who Played It"
[1966, rev 1984] by Lawrence S. Ritter

After Ty Cobb died in 1961, the author took a tape recorder and over six years interviewed baseball players from a quarter century before; the Enlarged Edition of 1984 includes chapters with Jimmy Austin, Rube Bressler, Al Bridwell, Stanley Coveleski, Wahoo Sam Crawford, George Gibson, Goose Goslin, Hank Greenberg, Heinie Groh, Babe Herman, Harry Hooper, Davy Jones, Sam Jones, Willie Kamm, Tommy Leach, Hans Lobert, Rube Marquard, Chief Meyers, Lefty O'Doul, Bob O'Farrell, Edd Roush, Fred Snodgrass, Specs Toporcer, Bill Wambsganss, Paul Waner, and Smoky Joe Wood
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [7/2013] for $9.78
Harper Perennial 9¼x6 pb [3/92] for $11.98
Harper Perennial 9¼x6 pb [3/92] for $12.99
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [7/85] out of print/used
William Morrow & Co. 8x5½ hardcover [8/84] out of print/used

Baseball Golden Age book by Harold Seymour  "Baseball, Volume 2: The Golden Age" [1971]
by Harold Seymour & Dorothy Seymour Mills

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [1989 edition] for $9.99
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [7/89] for $22.46
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [7/71] for $65.92
So You Think You're a Baseball Fan? book by Jack Clary  "So You Think You're A Baseball Fan: What Every Knowledgeable
Baseball Fan Should Know" [1988] by Jack Clary

Quinlan Press pb [9/88] out of print/used
Baseball The People's Game  "Baseball, Volume 3: The People's Game" [1990]
by Harold Seymour & Dorothy Seymour Mills

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [1990 edition] for $14.97
Oxford Univ Press 8x5½ pb [5/91] for $20.51
Oxford Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [4/90] for $55.01
Baseball's Greatest Quotations book by Paul Dickson  "Baseball's Greatest Quotations: An Illustrated Treasury of Baseball Quotations and Historical Lore" [1991] by Paul Dickson
Collins Reference 9x7½ revised edition pb [2/2008] for $7.98
HarperResource 8½x7¼ pb [3/92] out of print/many, many used
Edward Burlingame Books hardcover [2003] out of print/used
Edward Burlingame Books 9x7½ hardcover [1991] out of print/many used
American League, The Early Years baseball book by David Lee Poremba  "The American League: The Early Years, 1901-1920 (Images of Sports)" [2000]
by David Lee Poremba

Kindle Edition from Arcadia Publng [9/2012] for $9.99
Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [10/2000] for $21.99
Visual Dictionary of Baseball book by James Buckley, Jr.  "The Visual Dictionary of Baseball" [2001]
by James Buckley, Jr.

DK Children 12&frac`12x10½ hardcover [1/2001] out of print/50+ used

Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told anthology edited by Jeff Silverman  "The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales From The Diamond" [2001]
Edited & with an Introduction by Jeff Silverman

includes 'both fact and realistic fiction'; the first chapter is Abbott & Costello's hilarious "Who's On First" routine; also 'Casey At The Congress'; the 28 other pieces are by authors Roger Angell, Red Barber, Bill Barich (on Russian barnstormers), Roy Blount Jr. (on Yogi Berra), William E. Brandt, Jimmy Cannon (on Roger Maris), Richard Ben Cramer, David James Duncan, James T. Farrell, A. Bartlett Giamatti, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pete Hamill, Arnold Hano, W.C. Heinz, W.P. Kinsella, Willie Morris, Damon Runyon, Vin Scully (on Sandy Koufax), Ron Shelton, Gary Smith, Red Smith, Al Stump (on Ty Cobb), Gay Talese (on Joe DiMaggio), John Updike (on Ted Williams), and Douglass Wallop, with fiction by Ring Lardner ('Alibi Ike'), Zane Grey ('Old Well-Well'), and P.G. Wodehouse
The Lyons Press 8¾x6 pb [2004] for $11.11
The Lyons Press pb [2004] out of print/used
The Lyons Press pb [2004] out of print/used
The Lyons Press pb [2004] for $0.00
The Lyons Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2001] out of print/40+ used

Play Ball! book by James Buckley Jr.  "Play Ball!: The Official Major League Baseball Guide For Young Players"
[ages 8 & up; 2002] by James Buckley, Jr.

DK Children 11¼x8¾ hardcover [2/2002] out of print/70+ used
The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip book by Josh Pahigian & Kevin O'Connell  "The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan's Guide To Major League Stadiums" [2003]
by Josh Pahigian & Kevin O'Connell

From the new Yankee Stadium to San Diego’s Petco Park, this is the go-to guide for every fan’s armchair or real-life baseball road trip! Everything you need to know to plan your 'trip of a lifetime': ticket and travel information, the best and worst seats, folklore and statistics and trademark foods for each park are highlighted. Second edition "includes every new ballpark since the first edition".
Kindle Edition from Lyons Press [2nd edition 3/2012] for $9.99
Lyons Press 2nd edition 9¼x7½ pb [3/2012] for $19.06
Lyons Press 2nd edition pb [3/2012] out of print/40+ used
Kindle Edition from Lyons Press [2004 edition] for $18.50
Lyons Press 9x7½ pb [3/2004] out of print/40+ used

Baseball's Golden Age Photographs of Charles M. Conlon book by Neal & Constance McCabe  "Baseball's Golden Age: The Photographs of Charles M. Conlon" [2003]
by Neal & Constance McCabe, Foreword by Roger Angell

Conlon photographed baseball and other sports for The Sporting News from 1904 to 1942; this is the first book to reproduce (from archive negatives) his baseball work as fine art – "205 dazzling images"
Conlon entry at Wikipedia
Harry N. Abrams 9½x10½ pb [9/2003] out of print/many used
Harry N. Abrams 10¾x11¼ hardcover [9/2011] for $23.49

Damon Runyon On Baseball book edited by Jim Reisler  "Guys, Dolls, and Curveballs: (Damon) Runyon On Baseball" [2004]
Edited by Jim Reisler

Before Damon Runyon [1884-1946] became a denizen of Broadway and a popular author, he honed his writing skills as a Hearst News sports reporter; the editor collects Runyon's writings on every facet of the game of baseball, from 1911 on . . .
Kindle Edition from Da Capo Press [2005 edition] for $9.99
Da Capo Press 9x6 pb [3/2005] out of print/many used

The Only Game in Town / Baseball Stars of the 1930s & 1940s book by Fay Vincent  "The Only Game In Town: Baseball Stars of The 1930s and 1940s Talk About The Game They Loved"
[2006] by Fay Vincent, former Baseball Commissioner

recollections from pitcher Elden Auker, Boston Red Sox center fielder Dom DiMaggio, Negro Leagues & MLB center fielder Larry Doby, Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller, New York Yankees right fielder Tommy Henrich, Negro Leagues & MLB outfielder Monte Irvin, outfielder & 'home run king' Ralph Kiner, Negro Leagues first baseman & MLB scout John 'Buck' O'Neil, shortstop & third baseman Johnny Pesky, and pitcher Warren Spahn
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [2006 edition] for $10.99
Simon & Schuster 8½x5½ pb [4/2007] for $13.50
Simon & Schuster 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2006] out of print/90+ used
We Would Have Played for Nothing: Baseball Stars of the 1950s & 1960s book by Fay Vincent  "We Would Have Played For Nothing: Baseball Stars of The 1950s and 1960s Talk About The Game They Loved" [2008] by Fay Vincent, former Baseball Commissioner
recollections from pitcher Ralph Branca, pitcher Lew Burdette, Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine, New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford, Harmon Killebrew, infielder & manager Bill Rigney, pitcher Robin Roberts, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson, outfielder & manager Frank Robinson, center fielder Duke Snider, and outfielder Billy Williams
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [3/2009] for $15.99
Simon & Schuster 8½x5½ pb [4/2009] for $17.79
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6 hardcover [4/2008] out of print/80+ used
It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts: Baseball Stars of the 1970s & 1980s book by Fay Vincent  "It's What's Inside The Lines That Counts: Baseball Stars of The 1970s and 1980s Talk About The Game They Loved" [2010] by Fay Vincent, former Baseball Commissioner
recollections from player & coach Don Baylor, umpire Bruce Froemming, pitcher Juan Marichal, first baseman Willie McCovey, union leader Marvin Miller, Baltimore Orioles infielder Cal Ripken Jr., pitcher Tom Seaver, shortstop Ozzie Smith, player & manager Earl Weaver, and player & manager Dick Williams
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [3/2010] for $11.99
Simon & Schuster 9x5¾ pb [4/2011] for $12.96
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6 hardcover [3/2010] for $19.49

Dickson Baseball Dictionary book by Paul Dickson  "The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, Third Edition: The Revised, Expanded, and Now-Definitive Work On The Language of Baseball" [orig 1999, rev 2009] by Paul Dickson
'a Wall Street Journal Top Five Baseball Book'
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [6/2011] for $14.45
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¾x6½ pb [6/2011] for $15.21
W.W. Norton & Co. 10¼x7½ hardcover [3/2009] for $38.45
Baseball in Albuquerque book by Gary Herron  "Baseball In Albuquerque (Images of America)" [2011]
by Gary Herron

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [3/2011] for $16.49
History of Baseball on Radio & Television book by Eldon L. Ham  "Broadcasting Baseball: A History of The National Pastime On Radio and Television"
[2011] by Eldon L. Ham

Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [7/2011] for $14.99
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [7/2011] for $39.97
Cactus League Spring Training baseball book by Susie Steckner  "Cactus League: Spring Training (Images of America)" [2012]
by Susie Steckner and the Mesa [AZ] Historical Museum

The fifteen teams of Western Major League Baseball have for decades been spending February and March in Arizona training for the official season, which runs from March thru October.
Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [2/2012] for $17.15
Duke City Diamonds, Baseball In Albuquerque book by Gary Herron  "Duke City Diamonds: Baseball In Albuquerque" [2013]
by Gary Herron

Rio Grande Books 9¼x7½ pb [2/2013] for $24.95
Baseball Fan's Guide to the Official Rules book by Peter E. Meltzer  "So You Think You Know Baseball?: A Fan's Guide To The Official Rules" [2013]
by Peter E. Meltzer, Foreword by Rich Marazzi

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [6/2013] for $9.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 pb [6/2013] for $14.72
W.W. Norton & Co. pb [6/2013] out of print/used
W.W. Norton & Co. pb [6/2013] out of print/used
The 34-Ton Bat baseball book by Steve Rushin  "The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball As Told Through Bobbleheads, Cracker Jacks, Jockstraps, Eye Black, and 375 Other Strange and Unforgettable Objects" [2013]
by Steve Rushin

Kindle Edition from Little, Brown/Hachette [10/2013] for $11.04
Little, Brown & Co. 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/2013] for $17.38
How to Speak Baseball / Ballpark Banter book by James Charlton, Sally Cook & Ross MacDonald  "How To Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide To Ballpark Banter" [2014]
by James Charlton & Sally Cook, Illustrations by artist Ross MacDonald

Kindle Edition from Chronicle Books [2/2014] for $7.99
Chronicle Books 7½x5½ hardcover [2/2014] for $10.21
Baseball For Dummies book by Joe Morgan & Richard Lally  "Baseball For Dummies" [2014] by Joe Morgan & Richard Lally
Kindle Edition from For Dummies [2/2014] for $11.99
For Dummies 4th edition 9¼x7½ pb [2/2014] for $17.20
100 Years of Who's Who in Baseball book  "100 Years of Who's Who In Baseball" [2015]
by the periodical's staff, with Douglas B. Lyons, Foreword by Marty Appel

Kindle Edition from Lyons Press [2/2015] for $17.96
Lyons Press 10x7 pb [2/2015] for $18.90
Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards book from Sports Collectors Digest  "Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards, 6th Edition" [2016]
from Sports Collectors Digest

Krause Publns 10¾x8¼ pb [9/2016] for $21.15

"Prophet of The Sandlots" about scout Tony Lucadello [1/1990] by Mark Winegardner

"Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul: Inspirational Stories of Baseball, Big-League Dreams and the Game of Life"
[10/2001] by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Mark & Chrissy Donnelly, and Tommy Lasorda
http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Soup-Baseball-Fans-Soul/dp/1558749667/

"Cup of Coffee: The Very Short Careers of Eighteen Major League Pitchers" [2002] by Rob Trucks www.SmallMouthPress.com
http://www.amazon.com/Cup-Coffee-Careers-Eighteen-Pitchers/dp/1588480399/

"Play By Play: Baseball, Radio, and Life In The Last Chance League" [2002]
http://www.amazon.com/Play-Baseball-Radio-Chance-League/dp/0609608711/

"Beyond the Shadow of the Senators: The Untold Story of the Homestead Grays and the
Integration of Baseball" [1/2003] by Brad Snyder
http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Shadow-Senators-Homestead-Integration/dp/0071408207/

"The Long Ball: The Summer of '75 - Spaceman, Catfish, Charlie Hustle, and The Greatest World Series Ever Played" [4/2003]
http://www.amazon.com/Long-Ball-75--Spaceman-Catfish-Greatest/dp/0316068993/

"The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond" [2004] Edited by Jeff Silverman
http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Baseball-Stories-Ever-Told/dp/1592280838/

"The Old Ball Game: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and The New York Giants Created Modern Baseball" [2005] by Frank Deford
http://www.amazon.com/The-Old-Ball-Game-Mathewson/dp/0802142478/

"Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and The Story of African-American Baseball" [1/2006] by Lawrence D. Hogan & Jules Tygiel
http://www.amazon.com/Shades-Glory-Leagues-African-American-Baseball/dp/079225306X/

"Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball" [3/2012] by R.A. Dickey, with Wayne Coffey
http://www.amazon.com/Wherever-Wind-Up-Authenticity-Knuckleball/dp/0399158154/

"501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die" [Univ Nebraska Press 4/2013] by Ron Kaplan
http://www.amazon.com/Baseball-Books-Fans-Must-before/dp/0803240732/

"The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and A Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball
America's Game" [Public Affairs 4/2013] by Edward Achorn - The story of Chris Von der Ahe, who risked his life's savings
to found the St. Louis Browns in order to sell more beer.
http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Beer-Whiskey-Barkeeps-Immigrants/dp/1610392604/

"Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line" [Atlantic Monthly Press 4/2013] by Tom Dunkel
http://www.amazon.com/Color-Blind-Forgotten-Broke-Baseballs/dp/0802120121/

"Southern League: A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights, and The Deep South's Most Compelling Pennant Race" [5/2013] by Larry Colton
http://www.amazon.com/Southern-League-Baseball-Compelling-Pennant/dp/1455511889/

"Class A: Baseball In The Middle of Everywhere" [5/2013] by Lucas Mann
http://www.amazon.com/Class-Baseball-Everywhere-Lucas-Mann/dp/0307907546/

"Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball" [Doubleday 2/2014] by John Feinstein
http://www.amazon.com/Where-Nobody-Knows-Your-Name-ebook/dp/B00F8F7MJO/
http://www.amazon.com/Where-Nobody-Knows-Your-Name/dp/0385535937/

http://www.amazon.com/New-York-Yankees-Images-Sports/dp/0738509132/
http://www.amazon.com/Brooklyn-Dodgers-ebook/dp/B009A3NVHC/
http://www.amazon.com/Philadelphia-Athletics-PA-Images-Sports/dp/0738511331/
http://www.amazon.com/Yankees-Baseball-Golden-Images-ebook/dp/B00945LN6W/

"Baseball Haiku: The Best Haiku Ever Written About the Game" []

"The Heart of the Order: Baseball Poems" [Persea Books] edited by Gabriel Fried, Foreword by Daniel Okrent

"I Don't Care If We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever" []
by Ben Blatt & Eric Brewster

"Baseball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets" [] by Steve Kettman
Atlantic Monthly Press, $26 hardcover, 9780802119988

"Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages" [May 2017] = Chicago Cubs
by David Ross, with Don Yaeger, Foreword by Theo Epstein
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031655944X


Movies, Plays, Other Media
'baseball' photos & posters category {over 14,000 items} at AllPosters.com

"Damn Yankees" novel & Broadway musical & movie
http://www.amazon.com/Damn-Yankees-Douglas-Wallop/dp/0393312666/
http://www.amazon.com/Damn-Yankees-Tab-Hunter/dp/B0002Y4TII/

Magic Lantern's Baseball Movies Film Festival Page

Ken Burns's Baseball P.B.S. series DVD box set  "Ken Burns's Baseball" mini- series [WETA/P.B.S. Sept 1994]
9 two-hour episodes; the nine 'innings' titles are "Our Game", "Something Like A War", "The Faith of Fifty Million People", "A National Heirloom", "Shadow Ball", "The National Pastime", "The Capital of Baseball", "A Whole New Ball Game", and "Home" – the 10th disk is called "Extra Innings"; Produced, written & directed by Ken Burns; narrated by Aidan Quinn; won Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series
P.B.S. Home Video b&w/color DVD [10/2000] 10 disks - out of prodn/used
P.B.S. Home Video b&w/color VHS [4/95] 9 tapes for $32.75
Nonesuch soundtrack CD [6/94] 31 tracks for $10.08
full credits at IMDbP.B.S. official site
Baseball Illustrated History book by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns  "Baseball: An Illustrated History" [1994]
by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns

Knopf 10½x9 pb [8/96] for $29.70
Knopf 11x9½ {5.2 pounds} hardcover [9/94] for $47.25
10¾x9¼ library hardcover [undated] for $54.00

Legendary Players & Officials

Tinker, Evers, and Chance Triple Biography book by Gil Bogen  
"Tinker, Evers, and Chance: A Triple Biography" [2003]
by Gil Bogen

McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [11/2003] for $29.95

"Jackie & Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and The Breaking of Baseball's Color Line" []
by William C. Kashatus / Univ Nebraska Press 9780803246331


right fielder Hank Aaron [b. 1934]
"The Last Hero: The Life Story of Henry Aaron" [] by Howard Bryant

                   

catcher Morris 'Moe' Berg [1902-72]
incomplete IMDb listingentry at Wikipedia

"Moe Berg: Athlete, Scholar, Spy [1/1975] by Louis Kaufman
http://www.amazon.com/Moe-Berg-Athlete-Scholar-Spy/dp/0316483486/
http://www.amazon.com/Moe-Berg-Athlete-Scholar-Spy/dp/0345248112/
http://www.amazon.com/Moe-Berg-Athlete-Scholar-Hardcover/dp/B011MFLUI2/

"The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg [1994] by Nicholas Dawidoff
http://www.amazon.com/Catcher-Was-Spy-Mysterious-Life-ebook/dp/B005U3V2NG/
http://www.amazon.com/Catcher-Was-Spy-Mysterious-Life/dp/0679762892/ [5/1995]
http://www.amazon.com/Catcher-Was-Spy-Mysterious-Life/dp/0679415661/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Catcher_Was_a_Spy

"The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg" [in development 2016?]  
Announced 4/2016: Moe Berg was an Ivy League grad and attorney who spoke nine languages, and a baseball player who spent 15 years as a journeyman player for such teams as the New York Robins and Chicago White Sox. Berg doubled as a top secret spy for the O.S.S. (a forerunner for the C.I.A.), who helped the U.S. win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb • Production companyies Animus Films, PalmStar Entertainment, Serena Films; produced by Jim Young, Kevin Scott Frakes, Mark Fasano, Tatiana Kelly; adapted by Robert Rodat; to be directed by Ben Lewin; starring Paul Rudd • latest info at IMDb

                   

catcher & manager Lawrence Peter 'Yogi' Berra [1925-2015]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
official website / Yogi-isms
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center [open 1998] in Little Falls, New Jersey
Yogi Berra Stadium [built 1998] in Little Falls, New Jersey

The Yogi Book by Yogi Berra   "The Yogi Book: I Really Didn't Say Everything I Said"
[New York Times bestseller 1998] by Yogi Berra

Workman Publng 7x5 pb [5/2010] for $8.95
Workman Publng 7½x5¾ hardcover [4/99] out of print/used
                   

outfielder Ty Cobb [1886-1961]

                   

center fielder Joe DiMaggio [1914-99]
A&E/Biography video [1/94] for $14.95
"The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion For Baseball, Their Pursuit of The American Dream" [] by Tom Clavin

                   

second baseman & manager John J. 'Johnny' Evers [1881-1947]

                   

first baseman Lou 'Iron Horse' Gehrig [1903-41]

                   

center fielder Mickey Mantle [1931-95]
"The Last Boy" [] by Jane Leavy

                   

pitcher Christy Mathewson [1880-1925] > 1936 BHFame list
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christy_Mathewson
http://www.amazon.com/Matty-American-Christy-Mathewson-Giants/dp/0195092635/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Player-Mathewson-Baseball-American/dp/1568583184/

                   

center fielder Willie Mays [b. 1931]
http://www.amazon.com/Willie-Mays-Life-Legend-ebook/dp/B003DYGNM4/
Willie Mays's 1955 memoir "Born To Play Ball"

                   

manager-owner Cornelius 'Connie Mack' McGillicuddy, Sr. [1862-1956]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connie_Mack
http://www.amazon.com/Connie-Early-Years-Baseball-ebook/dp/B00524WGZQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Connie-Mack-Turbulent-Triumphant-1915-1931/dp/0803220391/

                   

pitcher Leroy Robert 'Satchel' Paige [1906-82]

                   

shortstop 'Pee Wee' Reese [1918-99]

                   

manager Branch Rickey [1881-1965]

                   

second baseman Jackie Robinson [1919-72]
A&E/Biography video [1/94] for $14.95
listed #35 on The Atlantic Monthly's Top 100 Most Influential Figures in American History [Dec 2006]

"The Jackie Robinson Story" [1950] /tt0042609/ starring Jackie Robinson as himself
watch free online [1:16:46] at YouTube

                   

George Herman 'Babe' Ruth, Jr. [1895-1948]
While this section is being added to, the movies content will be added on Magic Lantern's Baseball Movies Film Festival Page;
eventually the two will be combined into a Babe Ruth Page.

Babe Ruth entry at Wikipedia
Babe Ruth's credits [1915-42] at IMDb
listed #75 on The Atlantic Monthly's Top 100 Most Influential Figures in American History [Dec 2006]
GaryS's Babe Ruth fansite
Babe Ruth Section at Magic Lantern's Baseball Movies Film Festival

Babe: The Legend Comes to Life biography by Robert W. Creamer  "Babe: The Legend Comes To Life" [1974]
by Robert W. Creamer, senior editor at Sports Illustrated

Kindle Edition from Open Road [6/2011] for $9.99
Simon & Schuster 8½x5½ pb [4/92] for $11.50
Simon & Schuster 8½x5½ hardcover [8/74] out of print/many used
Simon & Schuster 8½x5¾ hardcover [8/74] out of print/used
Holtzman Press autographed limited edition 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1980] out of print/used

http://www.amazon.com/Playing-Game-Early-Years-Baseball/dp/0486476944/

                   

player & manager Casey Stengel [1890-1975]

                   

team owner Bill Veeck [1914-86]
http://www.amazon.com/Veeck-Man-Any-Season-DVD-Home/dp/B004DL0R1O/
"Veeck - As In Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck"

                   

shortstop Honus Wagner [1874-1955]
http://www.amazon.com/Honus-Wagner-Biography-Dennis-Devaleria/dp/0822956659/

                   

left-fielder Ted Williams [1918-2002]

                   

"Smoky Joe Wood: The Biography of A Baseball Legend' 4/2013] by Gerald C. Wood
http://www.amazon.com/Smoky-Joe-Wood-Biography-Baseball/dp/0803244991/

                   

pitcher Cy Young [1867-1955]


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'baseball' photos & posters category {over 14,000 items} at AllPosters.com

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