“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.”  (George Will)

America’s Pastime is back in full swing. Happily for Talking Book Program patrons who love reading and baseball, we have baseball books for fans of all ages.

From Mystery and Romance, to History and Horror, we cover all the bases. Take a swing at these titles, and you’re sure to hit a home run!


Change Up: An Oral History of Eight Key Events that Shaped Modern Baseball. Burke, Larry. DB 67709

Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Chafets, Zeʾev. DB 70370

Field of Screams: Haunted Tales from the Baseball Diamond, the Locker Room, and Beyond. Bradley, Mickey. DB 73223

Meaning of Nolan Ryan. Trujillo, Nick. DT 06851

One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season. La Russa, Tony. DB 75688

Talk in the Park: Nine Decades of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth. Smith, Curt. DB 74562

Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball. Feinstein, John. DB 78810


Art of Fielding. Harbach, Chad. DB 73791

Blockade Billy And Morality. King, Stephen. DB 71282

Final Detail: A Myron Bolitar Mystery. Coben, Harlan. DB 66893

Hot Property. Phillips, Carly. DB 67369

Mortal Stakes: A Spenser Novel. Parker, Robert B. DB 46112 / DX 46112

Stealing Home: The Sweet Magnolias, Book 1. Woods, Sherryl. DB 68122

Three Strikes and You’re Dead: A Murder, She Wrote Mystery. Bain, Donald. DB 64599 / DX 64599


Able to Play: Overcoming Physical Challenges. Stout, Glenn. DB 74747

Baseball Heroes. Stout, Glenn. DB 73057

Baseball Science. Bow, James. DB 69741

The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time. Berman, Len. DB 74531


Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series. Feinstein, John. DB 70540

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch. Sobol, Donald J. DB 67365

Farm Team: A Billy Baggs Novel. Weaver, Will. DX 64497

Roberto and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure. Gutman, Dan. DB 70768