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BaseballChronology.com: Essential Baseball Library

By Patrick Mondout

SABR members created a list of 57 books meant to serve as an "essential baseball library" back in 1987. Members were asked to submit the names of books they considered essential, hoping to have a list of 50. Over 200 books were nominated and three votes were necessary to be on the list. That list, by category and originally compiled by Paul D. Adomites, follows with links to the books at Amazon.com.

SABR'S ESSENTIAL BASEBALL LIBRARY CIRCA 1987
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Eight Men Out by Eliot Asinof (1963)

"The headlines proclaimed the 1919 fix of the World Series and attempted cover-up as "the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America!" Eliot Asinof has reconstructed the entire scene-by-scene story of the fantastic scandal in which eight Chicago White Sox players arranged with the nation's leading gamblers to throw the Series in Cincinnati. Mr. Asinof vividly describes the tense meetings, the hitches in the conniving, the actual plays in which the Series was thrown, the Grand Jury indictment, and the famous 1921 trial. Moving behind the scenes, he perceptively examines the motives and backgrounds of the players and the conditions that made the improbable fix all too possible. Here, too, is a graphic picture of the American underworld that managed the fix, the deeply shocked newspapermen who uncovered the story, and the war-exhausted nation that turned with relief and pride to the Series, only to be rocked by the scandal. Far more than a superbly told baseball story, this is a compelling slice of American history in the aftermath of World War I and at the cusp of the Roaring Twenties."
  The Unforgettable Season by Gordon Fleming (1982)

"The 1908 National League pennant race was without question the most exciting and dramatic battle of all time. Three teams, the Giants, the Cubs, and the Pirates, battled from start to finish, concluding the season with just one game separating them in the standings. The story of this race is like a Hall of Fame sprung to life, including John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance, Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown, and Honus Wagner. Yet the one name that truly stands out belongs to a young Giant rookie, Fred Merkle. His base-running blunder in a key game between the Giants and the Cubs cost the New Yorkers the pennant through an entirely unforeseeable set of circumstances that set off a near-riot in New York."
The American League by Donald Honig (1983)
The National League by Donald Honig (1983)
Historical Baseball Abstract by Bill James (1986)

"Offers a decade-by-decade look at baseball history, encyclopedic listings of players and their stats, insightful player ratings and comparative performance evaluations, and essays on a host of baseball topics."

The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn (1972)

"At a point in life when one is through with boyhood, but has not yet discovered how to be a man, it was my fortune to travel with the most marvelously appealing of teams." Sentimental because it holds such promise, and bittersweet because that promise is past, the first sentence of this masterpiece of sporting literature, first published in the early Super70s, sets its tone. What follows only gets better, deeper, more sentimental, and more bittersweet. The team, of course, is the mid-20th-century Brooklyn Dodgers, the team of Robinson and Snyder and Hodges and Reese, a team of great triumph and historical import composed of men whose fragile lives were filled with dignity and pathos."
Baseball As I Have Known It by Fred Lieb (1977)

"Fred Lieb, who covered his first ballgame in 1911, continued on to prowl pressboxes across the land for nearly seven decades. His Baseball as I Have Known It, is aptly titled; over a long and distinguished career, he knew just about everyone worth knowing in the game, and saw pretty much everything worth seeing. His recollections of the 1919 Black Sox, the Yankee dynasties of the '20s and '30s, and his affectionate reminiscences of Christy Mathewson and Lou Gehrig make Baseball as I Have Known It particularly worth knowing, too."
Ultimate Baseball Book by Okrent & Lewine (editors)

"Any book calling itself The Ultimate Baseball Book has a lot to live up to. But when Ken Burns tags it "the Cadillac of baseball books," the authors have obviously succeeded. The book is divided up into innings, one per decade. Each inning contains a historical overview of the decade, followed by an essay written by baseball's literati: Robert W. Creamer on "The Old Orioles" in the first inning (1876-1900), Roy Blount, Jr. on "How DiMaggio Made It Look Easy" in the fifth (1930-1939), George F. Will on "Chicago the Unmitigated" in the extra inning (1981-1990). Fun to read and full of anecdotes, one-liners, and hundreds of black-and-white photos, The Ultimate Baseball Book is a must-have for all baseball fans. Though oversize (9 by 12 inches), it's better suited to a bedside table than a coffee table--you'll want to take the time to read it, rather than just flip through and look at the pictures."


Baseball: The Early Years (1960) and Baseball: The Golden Age (1971) by Harold Seymour

"These two critically-acclaimed volumes mark the beginning of a monumental multi-volume study of baseball by the man whom Sports Illustrated has called "the Edward Gibbon of baseball history." Now available in paperback, Harold Seymour's The Early Years and The Golden Age together recount the true story of how baseball came into being and how it developed into a highly organized business and social institution. The first volume, The Early Years, traces the growth of baseball from the time of the first recorded ball game at Valley Forge during the revolution until the formation of the two present-day major leagues in 1903. By investigating previously unknown sources, Seymour uncovers the real story of how baseball evolved from a gentleman's amateur sport of "well-bred play followed by well-laden banquet tables" into a professional sport where big leagues operate under their own laws. Offering countless anecdotes and a wealth of new information, Seymour explodes many cherished myths, including the one which claims that Abner Doubleday "invented" baseball in 1839. He describes the influence of baseball on American business, manners, morals, social institutions, and even show business, as well as depicting the types of men who became the first professional ball players, club owners, and managers, including Spalding, McGraw, Comiskey, and Connie Mack."

"The second volume, The Golden Age, explores the glorious era when the game truly captured the American imagination, with such legendary figures as Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb in the spotlight. Beginning with the formation of the two major leagues in 1903, when baseball officially entered its
"golden age" of popularity, Seymour examines the changes in the organization of professional baseball--from an unwieldy three-man commission to the strong one-man rule of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. He depicts how the play on the field shifted from the low-scoring, pitcher - dominated game of the "dead ball" era before World War I to the higher scoring of the 1920's "lively ball" era, with emphasis on home runs, best exemplified by the exploits of Babe Ruth.
Taken together, these volumes offer a serious and dramatic study of the game both on the field and in the business offices."
Daguerreotypes by The Sporting News (Paul MacFarlane) (Many editions)
Judge Landis and the Twenty-Five Years of Baseball by J.G. Taylor Spink (1947)
American Baseball (three volumes) by David Voigt

From Gentleman's Sport to Commissioner System
From Commissioners to Continental Expansion
From Postwar Expansion to the Electronic Age

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Even the Browns by William B. Mead (1978)
The Putnam Team Histories. G. P. Putnam's Sons produced team histories for all 16 Major League franchises in the 1940s and 1950s. Fred Lieb, who received the Spink Award in 1972, wrote six of the histories. The other volumes were written by such men as Harold Kaese, Lee Allen, Franklin Lewis, Shirley Povich and Warren Brown. Only the Cardinals book was later updated. Here are the others: Cubs, Red Sox, Pirates, Yankees, Dodgers, Giants, Orioles, Braves, Reds, A's, Indians, White Sox, Senators (out of print), Phillies (out of print), and Tigers (out of print). While the last three remain out of print, the Senators volume by Povich is particularly hard to find.
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The Macmillan Baseball Encyclopedia (1969-1997)

"No single volume sings the epic saga of the game with quite the rhythms of The Baseball Encyclopedia. Now in its 10th edition, the granddaddy of all sports reference books is, at just over eight pounds and 3000 pages, the National Pastime's weightiest tome. As all-seeing as Homer and Milton, as all-knowing as Shakespeare and Yeats, the encyclopedia finds its poetry in the rhythms of baseball's numbers. Every player--regardless of significance--is present, with all the essential statistics of his career. There are, no doubt, some soulless creatures who may open the encyclopedia and just see page after page of dry, meaningless, numbing data; the rest of us know better: 755, 714, 61, 511, .406, 1.12, and 4,256 are all self-contained dramas filled with tension, and inspiring awe. It is in these stats, and thousands more, that the mysteries of the game begin to reveal themselves.
The Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball by Neft, Cohen, Deutsch (Yearly)

"Statistics are to baseball as nails are to carpentry: they define, inform, and hold the game together. When the teams fly south for spring training, fans, eager to sort through and argue over the numbers, flock to the sports shelves for the statistics. The Sports Encyclopedia has what baseball aficionados want. There are details of every playoff and World Series game ever played, profiles of every no-hitter since 1901, updated stats on RBIs, on-base percentages, and fielding, plus classic baseball legends and intriguing trivia. As salaries and sports politics get murky, it's refreshing to surround yourself with pages and pages of solid, quantitative information."


The Sporting News Baseball Guides & Registers (Yearly)

"The Official Baseball Rules 2006 is an official publication of Major League Baseball. SPORTING NEWS has published it every year since 1940. The Official Baseball Rules is updated each and every year to reflect any changes in batting, pitching and fielding regulations or field and equipment rules. Umpires and coaches, both professional and amateur, praise the size and binding for its easy use. Thousands of amateur and professional umpires buy the new rules book every year."

"It has complete year-by-year major and minor league statistics, helping fantasy leaguers make smart drafting and trading decisions. Exclusive reports by major league scouts break down players' strengths and weaknesses and project their performances for 2006 and beyond. It also chronicles big-League managers' careers and breaks down their in-game tendencies-pitching changes, bunts, steals and many more categories."
The Hidden Game of Baseball by John Thorn & Pete Palmer (1984)

"A Revolutionary Approach to Baseball and its Statistics, revealing: The best players of today and all time / Why the sacrifice bunt is a bad play / What Cobb would hit today, what Brett would have hit in 1920 / Why clutch hitting is an optical illusion."

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Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella (1982)

"W. P. Kinsella plays with both myth and fantasy in his lyrical novel, which was adapted into the enormously popular movie, Field of Dreams. It begins with the magic of a godlike voice in a cornfield, and ends with the magic of a son playing catch with the ghost of his father. In Kinsella's hands, it's all about as simple, and complex, as the object of baseball itself: coming home. Like Ring Lardner and Bernard Malamud before him, Kinsella spins baseball as backdrop and metaphor, and, like his predecessors, uses the game to tell us a little something more about who we are and what we need."
The Natural by Bernard Malamud (1961)

"Roy Hobbs, the protagonist of The Natural, makes the mistake of pronouncing aloud his dream: to be the best there ever was. Such hubris, of course, invites divine intervention, but the brilliance of Bernard Malamud's novel is the second chance it offers its hero, elevating him--and his story--into the realm of myth. Made into a movie starring Robert Redford."
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Voices from the Great Negro Baseball Leagues by John Holway (1975)

"Long before the triumph of Jackie Robinson, America had a strong tradition of black baseball with its own pantheon of superstars - Rube Foster, Oscar Charleston, Smokey Joe Williams, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and many more. This was the other half of American baseball, the half that was ignored for decades. Yet these black players, on their black teams and in their black leagues, may have been playing the most exciting - and possibly the best - baseball seen in America during the sixty "blackball" years from 1887 to 1947. Certainly, in over four hundred games that have been uncovered between the black teams and barnstorming white big leaguers, the blacks won at least two out of three. John Holway, who has done more than anyone to gain recognition for the Negro Leagues and to help their most deserving stars gain their rightful places in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, crisscrossed the country in the late 1960s and early 1970s seeking out the surviving veterans of the old Negro Leagues and putting their stories on tape; he then spent countless hours in libraries to confirm these stories. The result, in the words of nearly two dozen old-time players, and with statistics from the newspapers of the time, is one of the most important books on baseball history."
Only the Ball Was White by Robert Peterson (1970)

"When Only the Ball Was White was first published in 1970, Satchel Paige had not yet been inducted into the Hall of Fame and there was a general ignorance even among sports enthusiasts of the rich tradition of the Negro Leagues. Few knew that during the 1930s and '40s outstanding black teams were playing regularly in Yankee Stadium and Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. And names like Cool Papa Bell, Rube Foster, Judy Johnson, Biz Mackey, and Buck Leonard would bring no flash of smiling recognition to the fan's face, even though many of these men could easily have played alongside Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Hack Wilson, Lou Gehrig--and shattered their records in the process. Many baseball pundits now believe, for example, that had Josh Gibson played in the major leagues, he would have surpassed Babe Ruth's 714 home runs before Hank Aaron had even hit his first. And the great Dizzy Dean acknowledged that the best pitcher he had ever seen was not Lefty Grove or Carl Hubbell, but rather "old Satchel Paige, that big lanky colored boy." In Only the Ball Was White, Robert Peterson tells the forgotten story of these excluded ballplayers, and gives them the recognition they were so long denied. Reconstructing the old Negro Leagues from contemporary sports publications, accounts of games in the black press, and through interviews with the men who actually played the game, Peterson brings to life the fascinating period that stretched from shortly after the Civil War to the signing of Jackie Robinson in 1947."
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Green Cathedrals by Phil Lowry (1986, new edition published in October 2006)

Green Cathedrals is a celebration of the sport of baseball, through the lens of its ballparks—the “fields of dreams” of players and fans alike.  In all, some 405 ballparks have, over time, hosted a Major League or Negro League game, and each one of them is given its due, from hard statistics about dimensions to nostalgic and current photographs, to anecdotes that will inspire the memories of fans all over the country.  From Fenway Park and Gus Greenlee Field (home of the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords), to Ebbets Field, Camden Yards, and the brand-new parks that have opened in the past two years, Green Cathedrals presents a cavalcade of the most beautiful sporting venues in history.  Fully revised and updated since its previous edition a decade ago, with more than 130 new ballparks and hundreds of new photographs, Green Cathedrals is an essential reference for baseball aficionados and a perfect gift for baseball fans everywhere.
Take Me Out to the Ball Park by Lowell Reidenbaugh with illustrations by Amadee (1983)
Ballparks by Bill Shannon & George Kalinsky (1975)
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The Hot Stove League by Lee Allen (1955)

"A collection of wonderful baseball stories - some hilariously eccentric, others compellingly morbid."
Five Seasons by Roger Angell (1977)

"Five Seasons covers the baseball seasons from 1972 through 1976, described as the "most significant half decade in the history of the game." The era was notable for the remarkable individual feats of Hank Aaron, Lou Brock, and Nolan Ryan, among others. It also presented one of the best World Series of all time (1975), including still the greatest World Series game ever played (Game Six). Along with visiting other games and campaigns, Roger Angell meets a trio of Tigers-obsessed fans, goes to a game with a departing old-style owner, watches high-school ball in Kentucky with a famous scout, and explores the sad and astounding mystery of Steve Blass’s vanished control. Angell’s Five Seasons is a gem and a gift for baseball lovers of all ages."
Late Innings by Roger Angell (1983)

"Another collection of baseball essays by The New Yorker writer Roger Angell that convey a true fan's love of the game."
The Summer Game by Roger Angell (1972)

"Between the miseries of the 1962 expansion Mets and a classic 1971 World Series between the Pirates and the Orioles, Angell finds baseball in the 1960s as a game in transition—marked by league expansion, uprooted franchises, the growing hegemony of television, the dominance of pitchers, uneasy relations between players and owners, and mounting competition from other sports for the fans’ dollars."
How Life Imitates the World Series by Thomas Boswell (1982)

"Featuring the new statistic, Total Average. Essays discuss the nature of baseball and portray some of the most outstanding players, including Sandy Koufax and Rod Carew."
Why Time Begins on Opening Day by Thomas Boswell (1984)

"Sportswriter Tom Boswell of the Washington Post here devotes twenty essays to baseball in the late 1970's and early 1980's, with emphasis on the Baltimore Orioles and a couple other teams. Boswell gives fans a sense of what the players feel in terms of pressure, and how they deal with heart-breaking losses. There's also a section on pinch hitting, 23 pages on the late batting guru Charlie Lau, and another chapter on how pitchers pamper their arms. You'll read of the 1981 World Series, and of Mark Fydrich's attempted comeback ,chapters about catchers, umpires, pinch hitters and third basemen-including at Graig Nettles' defensive philosophy."
Insider's Baseball: The Finer Points of the Game, as Examined by the Society for American Baseball Research by L. Robert Davids (editor) (1983)
The Fireside Books of Baseball (three volumes) by Charles Einstein (editor) (1956 - 1968)
The Fireside Book of Baseball
The Second Fireside Book of Baseball
The Third Fireside Book of Baseball
A Baseball Reader: Favorites from the Fireside Books of Baseball edited by Charles Einstein (1989)
The Armchair Book of Baseball by John Thorn (1985)

"The wonderfully substantial one-volume reissue of the two all-star volumes that made up the Armchair books of baseball is cause to fire up electronic scoreboards throughout the land. The line-up of writers is monumental: Roger Angell, John Updike, Robert Fitzgerald, Gay Talese, James A. Michener, Wilfred Sheed, Russell Baker, Irwin Shaw, and that's just scratching the surface of Volume I. The sequel calls up Walt Whitman, E.L. Doctorow, Willie Morris, Grantland Rice, Fred Lieb, John Lardner, Garrison Keillor, Damon Runyon, Philip Roth, and--the Babe Ruth of them all, from Stratford in the old Elizabethan League--Bill Shakespere. Shakespeare? Sure. What sport do you think he was commenting on with lines like "I will run no base," "Now let's have a catch," "What foul play had we?" and "And so I shall catch the fly"?"
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Ty Cobb by Charles Alexander (1984)

"Probably the most volatile, fear-inspiring presence in baseball history, Ty Cobb was one of the most brilliant players in the game during his twenty-four-year career in the major leagues. Drawing on primary sources and personal interviews, Alexander brings Ty Cobb and his era vividly to life, showing the profound changes that took place in the sport of baseball during the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century."
Ball Four by Jim Bouton (1970)

"As a player, former hurler Jim Bouton did nothing half-way; he threw so hard he'd lose his cap on almost every pitch. In the early '70s, he tossed off one of the funniest, most revealing, insider's takes on baseball life in Ball Four, his diary of the season he tried to pitch his way back from oblivion on the strength of a knuckler. The real curve, though, is Bouton's honesty. He carves humans out of heroes, and shines a light into the game's corners. A quarter century later, Bouton's unique baseball voice can still bring the heat."
The Long Season by Jim Brosnan (1959)

"The classic inside account of a baseball year by a major league pitcher. It begins, appropriately, with the winter doldrums and sweating out a new contract, then follows the author and his family to spring training in Florida and through the full season's schedule to October."
Pennant Race by Jim Brosnan (1961)

"The companion piece to his baseball classic The Long Season, Jim Brosnan's Pennant Race recounts the game-by-game lives of the Cincinnati Reds during their pennant-winning 1961 season — as only Mr. Brosnan could write it. He was a pitcher with Cincinnati that season, but also one of the sharpest and wittiest writers baseball ever produced. His insider's account concentrates on how and why the Reds won the pennant that year. Mr. Brosnan displays an uncanny knack for capturing the alternating excitement and tedium of a baseball season, its colorful characters, and the droll and uproarious aspects of everyday baseball."
Babe by Robert L. Creamer (1974)

"Babe Ruth is without a doubt the most famous character ever produced by the sport of baseball. A legendary player, world-famous for his hitting prowess, he transcended the sport to enter the mainstream of American life as an authentic folk hero. In this extraordinary biography, noted sportswriter Robert W. Creamer reveals the complex man behind the sports legend. From Ruth's early days in a Baltimore orphanage, to the glory days with the Yankees, to his later years, Creamer has drawn a classic portrait of an American original."
Stengel: His Life and Times by Robert L. Creamer (1984)

"From its original publication in 1984, Creamer's superb portrait of one of the game's most cherished characters was quickly acknowledged as a masterwork of sports biography. Its opening line--"Casey Stengel naked was a sight to remember"--helped establish the complex and often contradictory personality that Creamer strips from its façade by work's end. Stengel worked to build his image as the game's crazy clown prince, but he was always crazy like a fox, remarkably resilient, quietly brilliant, and always entertaining, from the day he broke into the majors with Brooklyn in 1912 to the afternoon he finally hung up his uniform as the loveable manager of the hapless Mets in 1964."
Nice Guys Finish Last by Leo Durocher (1975)

(Will be reprinted by the University of Chicago Press in 2007.)
Baseball Between the Lines: Baseball in the Forties and Fifties As Told by the Men Who Played It by Donald Honig (1976)

"The logical batterymate to Honig's classic Baseball When the Grass Was Real--the oral history of the national pastime from World War I to World War II--Baseball Between the Lines captures the voice of the game through the men who played it in the 1940s and 1950s. Once again, Honig, through his tape recorder, has assembled a colorful roster of former stars as skilled with anecdotes as they were on the field. Tommy Heinrich, Kirby Higbe, Ralph Kiner, Herb Score, Monte Irvin, Robin Roberts, and Enos Slaughter are among the best of those who throw their memories around for us to catch."
Baseball When the Grass Was Real by Donald Honig (1975)

"No sport reveres its past quite the way baseball does, and no sport has mined the richness of its oral tradition quite the way baseball has. Picking up where Lawrence Ritter left off in the marvelous classic The Glory of Their Times, Honig set out across the country with a tape recorder to preserve the voices--and memories--of the men who played the game between the two World Wars. This is a wonderful and essential collection, full of bravado, pride, and passion for the game, with a lineup that includes Bob Feller, Lefty Grove, Johnny Mize, Charlie Gehringer, and Pete Reiser. You don't so much read it as put your ear to it, as it alternately whispers and roars."
A False Spring by Pat Jordan (1975)

"A hard-throwing pitcher with seemingly limitless potential, Pat Jordan finds the promised land of the Majors receding due to his inconsistency and lack of control. His fall from grace takes him from his signing as a bonus baby for the Milwaukee Braves through the backwaters of minor league ball--McCook, Waycross, Davenport, Eau Claire, and Palatka."

Suitors of Spring by Pat Jordan (1973)

"This is a book about baseball, and yet, it is much more than just a baseball book. For each person here profiled has a certain compelling distinctness of character transcending his own special talent. Players like Tom Seaver, Sam McDowell, Johnny Sain, Bo Belinsky and others are profiled by Pat Jordan a former pitcher himself: a successful one as an amateur then a failure as a professional."

Ban Johnson: Czar of Baseball by Eugene Murdock (1982)

"Ban Johnson is one of the most important figures in baseball history. Virtually single-handedly he created the American League... His career ended sadly, anticlimactically, and, from Johnson's perspective, tragically. But no other individual did so much to shape the baseball world or today. Murdock's biography of Johnson is an example of the new seriousness of baseball history. It is scholarly, annotated, cautious, probing, and persuasive. If baseball historians emulate Murdock in his professionalism, they will have no difficulty having their enterprise taken fully seriously."
The Life that Ruth Built by Marshall Smelser (1975)
Veeck as in Wreck by Bill Veeck (1962)

"Bill Veeck was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game. His classic autobiography, written with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn, is an uproarious book packed with information about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners, including some of the most entertaining stories in all of sports literature."
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Bush League by Robert Obojski (1975)

"A colorful, factual account of Minor League Baseball from 1877 to the present."
  Minor League Stars I and II by SABR, edited by Bob Davids
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The Old Ball Game: Baseball in Folklore and Fiction by Tristram Coffin (1971)

Men in Blue: Converstations with Umpires by Larry Gerlach (1980)

Dollar Sign on the Muscle: The World of Baseball Scouting by Kevin Kerrane (1984)
The Imperfect Diamond: The story of baseball's reserve system and the men who fought to change it by Lee Lowenfish (1980)
The Glory of Their Times by Lawrence Ritter (1966) (also an audiobook)

"The voices of the game's distant past continue to reverberate with a distinct freshness in Lawrence S. Ritter's The Glory of Their Times. An oral history of the game in the first two decades of the century, Glory sends out its impressive roster of players to tell their own stories, and what stories they tell--the story of their times as well as of their game; the scorecard includes Rube Marquard, Babe Herman, Stan Coveleski, Smoky Joe Wood, and Wahoo Sam Crawford. A delight from cover to cover, Glory is the next best thing to having been there in the days when the ball may have been dead, but the personalities were anything but."
SABR'S ESSENTIAL BASEBALL LIBRARY CIRCA 1987

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