Best Baseball Books

A Listmania! list by Mr. Lawrence Hourahane (Wales, UK)
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The Ultimate Baseball Road-Trip: A Fan's Guide to Major League Stadiums
1.  The Ultimate Baseball Road-Trip: A Fan's Guide to Major League Stadiums by Joshua Pahigian
The list author says:
  "The best book I bought in 2004: a witty and informative journey around all major league ballparks."
Used & New from: £3.24
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia (Total Baseball: The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball)
2.  Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia (Total Baseball: The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball) by John Thorn
The list author says:
  "Weighs 10lb., has almost 3,000 pages, and contains just about every baseball fact possible."
Used & New from: £28.94

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The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract
3.  The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract by Bill James
The list author says:
  "Idiosyncratic but intriguing wander through baseball's history."
£17.28   Used & New from: £9.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art, and Writing about It a Game (Bison Book)
4.  Memories of Summer: When Baseball Was an Art, and Writing about It a Game (Bison Book) by Roger Kahn
The list author says:
  "Graceful memoirs from a leading writer majoring on the 1950's - particularly good on the Brooklyn Dodgers"
£12.99   Used & New from: £0.44
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Veeck as in Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck
5.  Veeck as in Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck by Bill Veeck
The list author says:
  "Anecdote after anecdote from the man who sent a midget to bat, and loved fireworks at ballparks!"
Used & New from: £7.94
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
6.  Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
The list author says:
  "Well-written expose of how the Oakland A's rewrote the scouting manuals - and prospered."
£7.69   Used & New from: £0.10
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game
7.  Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game by Tim Wiles
The list author says:
  "The best book I have bought in 2005. Fascinating account of the - often surprising - origins of the game."
£18.99   Used & New from: £10.19
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Cracking the Show
8.  Cracking the Show by Thomas Boswell
The list author says:
  "Stylish essays from the best contemporary American newspaper columnist."
£11.32   Used & New from: £1.33

Roads to Redemption: A Guide to Major League Baseball
9.  Roads to Redemption: A Guide to Major League Baseball by Craig W. Thomas
The list author says:
  "A great place to start your interest in baseball, or learn more: easily the best UK-written book on the sport."
£13.46   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Ball Four
10.  Ball Four by Jim Bouton
The list author says:
  "Earthy, honest, amusing and fascinating account of playing the game in the late 60's."
Used & New from: £14.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It
11.  The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It by Lawrence S. Ritter
The list author says:
  "Absolutely fascinating: the first stars talk of the earliest days of baseball. Highly recommended."
Used & New from: £0.44
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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The Final Season: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark (Honoring a Detroit Legend)
12.  The Final Season: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark (Honoring a Detroit Legend) by Tom Stanton
The list author says:
  "The final year of a classic ballpark brings a family together. A good read."
£9.94   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Good Enough to Dream
13.  Good Enough to Dream by Roger Kahn
The list author says:
  "Famous journalist buys Minor League club - an intriguing tale."
Used & New from: £0.31
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Chasing Steinbrenner: Pursuing the Pennant in Boston and Toronto
14.  Chasing Steinbrenner: Pursuing the Pennant in Boston and Toronto by Rob Bradford
The list author says:
  "Interesting insight into the minds and tactics of two of the new breed of GM's"
Used & New from: £1.76

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