In the 1910s, many American readers were enthralled by the story of a fantasy ballplayer and the letters he wrote to a friend describing his life in the minor leagues and his push to make it to the big stage.
The N.Y. Times best-sellers list is something all authors strive to make. A fair number of baseball books have been a part of the list, especially in the last dozen years. Some you’d expect; others will surprise. See how many of them you have read.
The in the 1950s, the Dodgers were the classiest of clubs on and off the field. Part of the reason behind that was the club’s model of playing the game correctly, something they called The Dodger Way. Soon, the “way” was penned into a popular book that still resonates today.
A wrong turn led to the location of the Minnesota African American Museum that includes many pieces of Negro Leagues memorabilia on display.
The Baseball Reliquary will be presenting an exhibit titled “Baseball by the Books” at the Pasadena Central Library in Pasadena, Calif., throughout the month of July that will feature some fo the most popular books based on the most popular sport.