Puget Sound English Department

July 14, 2009

Baseball Books: Reading Between the Lines

Filed under: Literature — O. @ 1:42 am
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baseThe time for baseball’s All-Star Game is upon us, so let us make a line-up of baseball books, in no particular order (9 titles, with a pinch-hitter):

Bernard Malamud, The Natural. [First published in 1961. Much different from the movie that it inspired.]

Nicholas Davidoff, The Catcher Was A Spy.: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg.Nonfiction.

Marvin Cohen, Baseball the Beautiful: Decoding the Diamond. Nonfiction.

David James Duncan, The Brothers K. Novel.

Bruce Weber, As They See ‘Em: A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires. Nonfiction.

Larry Tye, Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend. Nonfiction [Satchel Paige.]

W.P. Kinsella, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy. Novel.

Neil Lanctot, Negro League Baseball: The Rise of a Black Institution. Nonfiction.

Tim Wales, Brooke Howath, Elinor Nauen, editors, Line Drives: 100 Contemporary Baseball Poems.

Willie Mays, with Lou Sahadi, Say Hey: The Autobiography of Willie Mays. Nonfiction.

1 Comment »

  1. Oh, add Michael Chabon’s young adult novel Summerland to the mix! A really fun book

    Comment by Tamiko Nimura — July 14, 2009 @ 2:12 am

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