Great Baseball books

A Listmania! list by coachtim (Indiana, United States)
The list author says: "There are a lot of great books about baseball. My list is devoted to those that cover the history of the game or add something unique to the sport's library."
The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
1.  The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Lawrence S. Ritter
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  "Ritter interviews dozens of baseball early pioneers to get a real feel for their love of the game.  Outstanding!"
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Baseball America
2.  Baseball America by Donald Honig
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  "Great book covering as much as one author can about the history of the game in 300+ pages."
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Baseball When the Grass Was Real: Baseball from the Twenties to the Forties, Told by the Men Who Played It
3.  Baseball When the Grass Was Real: Baseball from the Twenties to the Forties, Told by the Men Who Played It by Donald Honig
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  "Through interviews with early 20th Century players, Honig offers up a great look at baseball's early history."
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Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame
4.  Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame by Bill James
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  "Author James puts together stats with common sense to analyze the process for entry into baseball's Hall of Fame."
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Voices of Baseball
5.  Voices of Baseball by Bob Chieger
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  "Find a copy if you can of this interesting little book that offers dozens of thoughts and quotes from the greats of the game.  Provocative and sometimes profane, but always entertaining."
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The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime
6.  The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime by Jason Turbow
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  "Fun little book that covers just about every baseball ritual, "sacred cow", and practice.  If you appreciate the "unwritten rules" of the game, you'll love this book."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

Babe Ruth's America
7.  Babe Ruth's America by Robert Smith
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  "A great look at both the country, the sport, and its most enduring icon in the first third of the 20th Century."
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Primitive Baseball: The First Quarter Century of the National Pastime
8.  Primitive Baseball: The First Quarter Century of the National Pastime by Harvey Frommer
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  "Covers the earliest baseball stars, changes in the game, and the evolution of game into its permanent place in our culture."
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