Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Great Baseball Books

The natural

Bernard Malamud.


The boys of summer.


This is a book about some young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s in such places as Reading, Pennsylvania; Anderson, Indiana; Plainfield, New Jersey; Woonsocket, Rhode Island; and then went on to play for one of the most exciting professional teams that the major leagues ever fielded--the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s--the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson and set many other records besides. It is a...

Clemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last hero

David Maraniss.


From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "When Pride Still Mattered" comes a full-scale biography of the great baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente, who lived, played, and died with enduring passion and grace. of photos.

Shoeless Joe

W. P. Kinsella.


Luckiest man : the life and death of Lou Gehrig

Jonathan Eig.


Lou Gehrig was the Iron Horse, baseball's strongest and most determined superstar-struck down in his prime by a disease that now bears his name. But who was Lou Gehrig, really? What fueled his ferocious competitive drive? How did he cope with the illness that abruptly ended his career and drained him of his legendary power? Drawing on dozens of new interviews and hundreds of pages of Gehrig's personal and previously unpublished letters, this defi...

Chicken soup for the baseball fan's soul. : from the world of baseball.

[edited by] Jack Canfield ... [et al.].


"Play Ball!" These words resonate with special meaning in the minds of anyone who has ever enjoyed a game of baseball. Every fan will be amused and touched by stories of sportsmanship and victory gathered from the clay diamonds of America. A tribute to America's favorite past time, "Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul" is written by people at every level of competition, from World Series champions to tee-ball moms. Their inspiring stories hi...

Playing with the enemy : a baseball prodigy, a world at war, and a field of broken dreams

Gary W. Moore.


"Playing with the Enemy" is the riveting story of a baseball prodigy who found himself sidelined by World War II.