Take me out to the ball game!
‘Tis the season for hot dogs, crackerjacks and extra innings. Of tracking the rookies, rooting for your favorite team, and racing presidents.
Can’t get enough? Check out these stories of great baseball legends and heroes, underdogs and everyday games:
She Loved Baseball: the Effa Manley Story
by Audrey Vernick
Effa Manley loved baseball and her life reflected that love. Learn all about the only woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
A moving film about a young Dominican pitcher who dreams of playing baseball in the major leagues. Miguel “Sugar” Santos has talent but he may not have everything he needs for life the the United States.
Selected Shorts [sound recording]
Recorded before a live audience, these short stories by John Updike, T.C. Boyle and many more will transport you to the park.
by John Grisham
Follows the divergent paths of a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher.
by Bernard Malamud
Malamud’s first novel, published in 1952, is also the first–and some would say still the best–novel ever written about baseball.
Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The story of a young girl growing up in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, when the neighborhood was equally divided among Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans, and the corner stores were the scenes of fierce and affectionate rivalries.