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Baseball Books

For anyone who has grown up watching star athletes round the bases, our Baseball Books feature will keep you up to date on the latest titles. Each season, reviewer Ron Kaplan compiles recently released baseball books --- from those that harken back to a simpler time and the early glory days, to those that keep up with current players. Ron remarks that the beauty of the sport is that every game provides the opportunity to see something you've never seen before. The same just might happen with these roundups.

2012 Spring Baseball Roundup

New York, New York: New books on the Mets and Yankees reflect old school, new attitudes

Memoirs seem to be the genre of choice this year for the New York teams, both for players and writers.

2011 Season-Ending Baseball Roundup

New York vs. Boston Baseball: A Literary Rivalry
written by Ron Kaplan (RonKaplansBaseballBookshelf.com)

Since the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox saw their seasons end early this fall --- the Yankees having been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Detroit Tigers, and the Red Sox, well, let’s just say having fallen off the face of the earth during September --- they can basically look forward to starting fresh in 2012.

2011 Spring Baseball Roundup

New Year, “Old” Books

The 2011 Major League Baseball season is in full swing. As of this writing, there is the usual set of surprises, with some teams and individual players exceeding preseason predictions, while others are not living up to expectations.

One thing you can always count on: a variety of entertaining books to fill in those inevitable rain delays and interminable pitching changes. This year's list includes plenty of New York-centric titles to keep Yankees, Mets and even Brooklyn Dodger fans busy.