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Tidbits and treats from the Sunnyvale Public Library Reference Division

New Baseball Season, Books April 7, 2009

Filed under: Books,Sports — svref @ 11:19 am
The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks line up during the national anthem prior to the start of their opening day MLB baseball game Monday, April 6, 2009 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks line up during the national anthem prior to the start of their opening day MLB baseball game Monday, April 6, 2009 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

It’s that time of the year again, the calendar turns to April, and a brand new baseball season is upon us.  And as always, every fan of a team (Giants, A’s) not sporting the title “World Series Champion” (Phillies) can lift his or her head high and know that there’s no more waiting until next year; next year begins now.

To celebrate Opening Day 2009, here are some recent additions to our collection certain to please both casual and fervent baseball observers, broken down into a couple general categories:

For the history buff:

Hot topics:

Baseball people:

Sights & sounds:

The numbers game:

For teens:

For kids:

Even if these titles don’t satisfy the appetite of the biggest baseball nut, here are some upcoming titles that will be added to our collection in the next month or two:

  • Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee / Allen Barra
  • The Corporal Was a Pitcher: The Courage of Lou Brissie / Ira Berkow
  • The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the Mound / Ron Darling
  • The Fifth Season: Tales of My Life in Baseball / Donald Honig
  • Confessions of a She-Fan: The Course of True Love with the New York Yankees / Jane Heller
  • Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don’t Play Baseball / Jennifer Ring
  • Forever Blue: The True Story of Walter O’Malley, Baseball’s Most Controversial Owner, and the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles / Michael D’Antonio
  • Splitters, Squeezes, and Steals: The Plays, Strategies, and Rules of Baseball / Derek Gentile
  • Yankee Colors: The Glory Years of the Mantle Era / Marvin E. Newman
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