We have expert book recommendations covering the history of baseball, the literature and culture around the sport.
The Glory of Their Times is our most recommended baseball book, "It’s just wonderful, fun reading about a time when baseball was really just becoming the American pastime. There are so many characters that they talk about, and so many stories. It makes for great baseball reading." Joe Posnanski in the best books on baseball.
Michael Lewis' book Moneyball which follows the visionary general manager Billy Beane transforming his baseball team by using evidence based policy, has been recommended many times on Five Books.
Sports pundit Michael Carlson says baseball reflects an American ideal which is now an American fantasy. It works well as a metaphor for life, which may be why there have been so many good novels written about it
John Thorn, the official historian for Major League Baseball, explains how America’s national pastime has been culturally transformative, even radicalising. He recommends the best books on baseball.