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Best Baseball Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best Baseball books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

The Everything Kids’ Baseball Book, 10th Edition: From baseball’s history to today’s favorite players―with lots of home run fun in between! (10) (2018)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your Attention“Everything you want in a kid’s book” (Associated Press) this informative and accessible guide to America’s favorite pastime covers everything from baseball’s history to today’s favorite players—with lots of home run fun in between.
Author(s): Greg Jacobs

Incredible Baseball Stats: The Coolest, Strangest Stats and Facts in Baseball History (2019)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your AttentionAs America’s pastime since the mid-1800s, baseball offers the sights, sounds, and even smells that are deeply entrenched in our culture. But for some, the experience can be less sensory. Some, such as Ryan Spaeder and Kevin Reavy, live for baseball statistics.
Author(s): Kevin Reavy, Ryan Spaeder, et al.

Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game (2014)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your Attention For more than a decade, John Sexton has taught a wildly popular New York University course about two seemingly very different things: religion and baseball. Yet Sexton argues that one is actually a pathway to the other. Baseball as a Road to God is about touching that something that lies beyond logical understanding.
Author(s): John Sexton , Thomas Oliphant, et al.

The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America’s Pastime (2011)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your AttentionAn insider’s look at baseball’s unwritten rules, explained with examples from the game’s most fascinating characters and wildest historical moments.   Everyone knows that baseball is a game of intricate regulations, but it turns out to be even more complicated than we realize. All aspects of baseball—hitting, pitching, and baserunning—are affected by the Code, a set of unwritten rules that governs the Major League game.
Author(s): Jason Turbow, Michael Duca

Baseball Field Guide: An In-Depth Illustrated Guide to the Complete Rules of Baseball (2016)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your AttentionEven if you’re a diehard fan of our national pastime, sometimes an umpire’s call can be a little baffling. And for newer fans, Major League Baseball’s nuanced rules—developed and revised over decades—can be downright perplexing.
Author(s): Dan Formosa, Paul Hamburger

Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide 2019 (2019)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your AttentionPaperback: 816 pages Publisher: Beckett Media; 41 edition (February 23, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 1936681331 ISBN-13: 978-1936681334 Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 x 10.5 inches Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #16 in Baseball (Books) #1 in Antique & Collectible Sports Cards (Books) #8 in Antiques & Collectibles Encyclopedias Would yo…
Author(s): Beckett Media

The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance (2017)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your AttentionIn this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played.
Author(s): H.A. Dorfman , Karl Kuehl, et al.

Baseball Scorecard, Baseball Scorebook: 100 Pages Baseball Score Sheet, Baseball Scorekeeper Book, Baseball Scorecard (2019)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your AttentionThis Baseball Score Sheet card has many spaces on which to record the hits, runs, and various plays of both the home and visiting teams.  Diamond shapes are included to note bases.
Author(s): RFZA

Curious George at the Baseball Game (2006)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your AttentionPlay ball! George is going to watch a baseball game. One curious little monkey in one big stadium makes for one exciting day at the ballpark!
Author(s): H. A. Rey , Margret Rey , et al.

The Boy Who Saved Baseball (2005)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your AttentionTom Gallagher is in a tight spot. The fate of the Dillontown team rests on the outcome of one baseball game, winner take all. If Tom’s team loses, they lose their field too. But how can they possibly win? Just when everything seems hopeless, a mysterious boy named Cruz de la Cruz rides into town and claims to know the secret of hitting. Not to mention the secrets of Dante Del Gato, Dillontown’s greatest hitter ever.
Author(s): John Ritter

The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told: Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond (2004)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your AttentionAt a 1931 barnstorming exhibition game in Tennessee, a seventeen-year-old pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back. Her name was Jackie Mitchell–“organized baseball’s first girl pitcher.” On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax made baseball history by pitching his fourth perfect game.
Author(s): Jeff Silverman

Major League Baseball Coloring Book: Super coloring book containing every logo from MLB – Original birthday present / gift idea. (2018)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your AttentionSuper coloring book for children which contains every team logo from MLB. In addition to the logos there are also a number of fun facts for each team so you can learn a little bit about each team as you color.
Author(s): Johnnie Walker

A Big Day for Baseball (Magic Tree House (R)) (2019)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your Attention  PLAY BALL! Jack and Annie aren’t great baseball players . . . yet! Then Morgan the librarian gives them magical baseball caps that will make them experts. They just need to wear the caps to a special ballgame in Brooklyn, New York. The magic tree house whisks them back to 1947!
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne, AG Ford

Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan’s Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks (2007)

 Best Baseball Books Worth Your AttentionThis smart and funny fan’s guide to baseball explains the ins and outs of pitching, hitting, running, and fielding, while offering insider trivia and anecdotes that will appeal to anyone—whether you’re a major league couch potato, life-long season ticket-holder, or a beginner. What is the difference between a slider and a curveball?At which stadium did “The Wave” first make an appearance?How do…
Author(s): Zack Hample

Best Baseball Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some baseball books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball

Author(s): Bud Selig, Phil Rogers
ID: 2387973, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 9 July 2019, Size: 25 Mb, Format: epub

Draw 50 Athletes: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Wrestlers and Figure Skaters, Baseball and Football Players, and Many More...

Author(s): Lee J. Ames
ID: 2438754, Publisher: Watson-Guptill, Year: 8 May 2012, Size: 17 Mb, Format: epub

Distilled: A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball, and Philanthropy

Author(s): Charles Bronfman, Howard Green
ID: 2320744, Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, Year: 25 Oct 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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