Not forgotten: Out-of-print baseball novels

A Listmania! list by R. Rowan (Scranton, PA)
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Heart of the Order
1.  Heart of the Order by Tony Ardizzone
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  "Magic realism."
Used & New from: $0.45

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Squeeze Play (Penguin Crime Monthly)
2.  Squeeze Play (Penguin Crime Monthly) by Paul Benjamin
The list author says:
  "Mystery by Paul Auster, written under pseudonym."
Used & New from: $0.01
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Veracruz Blues
3.  The Veracruz Blues by Mark Winegardner
The list author says:
  "Players jump to the Mexican League in 1946."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Season of the Owl
4.  Season of the Owl by Miles Wolff
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Strike Three, You're Dead (Harvey Bliss Mysteries)
5.  Strike Three, You're Dead (Harvey Bliss Mysteries) by Richard Dean Rosen
The list author says:
  "Former Red Sox centerfielder Harvey Blissberg solves mysteries. This won 1984 Edgar Award."
Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Blue Ruin: A Novel of the 1919 World Series
6.  Blue Ruin: A Novel of the 1919 World Series by Brendan C. Boyd
The list author says:
  "The Black Sox scandal from a gambler's viewpoint."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Greatest Slump of All Time
7.  The Greatest Slump of All Time by David Carkeet
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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It happens every spring
8.  It happens every spring by Valentine Davies
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  "Inspired a film."
Used & New from: $75.00

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Hoopla
9.  Hoopla by Harry Stein
The list author says:
  "1919 World Series, with special emphasis on Buck Weaver."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Babe Ruth Caught in a Snowstorm
10.  Babe Ruth Caught in a Snowstorm by John Alexander Graham
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The Shortstop
11.  The Shortstop by Zane Grey
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  "For children. Look for The Red-Headed Outfield and other stories."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The Rio Loja Ringmaster
12.  The Rio Loja Ringmaster by Lamar Herrin
Used & New from: $12.75

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The Last Great Season
13.  The Last Great Season by Donald Honig
The list author says:
  "Worth searching out."
Used & New from: $0.09

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The Grace of Shortstops
14.  The Grace of Shortstops by Robert Mayer
The list author says:
  "Brooklyn during WWII."
Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Take me out to the ballgame
15.  Take me out to the ballgame by Gary Morgenstein
The list author says:
  "Also The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the NY Yankees"
Used & New from: $0.25
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Sam's Legacy
16.  Sam's Legacy by Jay Neugeboren
The list author says:
  "Published 1973."
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Never come back (The Barnes sports novel series)
17.  Never come back (The Barnes sports novel series) by Frank O'Rourke
The list author says:
  "O'Rourke wrote many fine Westerns and baseball stories. He deserves to be more widely read.  "The Heavenly World Series" (in print) is a great starting point."
Used & New from: $12.00

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The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn
18.  The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn by David Ritz
The list author says:
  "The power of dreams lost ... and found. Terrific book."
Used & New from: $0.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Cleveland Indian: The Legend of King Saturday
19.  The Cleveland Indian: The Legend of King Saturday by Luke Salisbury
The list author says:
  "The Cleveland Spiders live."
Used & New from: $0.94
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Batter Up
20.  Batter Up by Jackson Scholz
The list author says:
  "The Olympic sprinter wrote several juvenile sports novels. Also Fielder from Nowhere."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Hunting A Detroit Tiger (Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries)
21.  Hunting A Detroit Tiger (Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries) by Troy Soos
The list author says:
  "Mickey Rawlings serves up mystery with history. Fine series."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Baseball by the Books
22.  Baseball by the Books by Andy McCue
The list author says:
  "Published 1991. History & bibliography of baseball fiction. Essential for aficionados."
Used & New from: $3.38
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Rhubarb
23.  Rhubarb by H. Allen Smith
The list author says:
  "A cat inherits the Brooklyn Loons baseball team in this comic novel from a humor master. Ray Milland starred in the 1951 film."
Used & New from: $2.12
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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California Rush: A Novel
24.  California Rush: A Novel by Sherwood Kiraly
The list author says:
  "Comic gem. Also Diminished Capacity."
Used & New from: $0.77
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Brittle Innings
25.  Brittle Innings by Michael Bishop
The list author says:
  "Baseball and Gothic horror mix in fantasy novel of 1943 minor leagues."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Gift of the Bambino
26.  Gift of the Bambino by Jerry Amernic
The list author says:
  "Memorable tale of father, son, and grandson."
Used & New from: $12.63
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Seven games in October
27.  Seven games in October by Charles Brady
Used & New from: $0.01

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Suicide Squeeze
28.  Suicide Squeeze by David Everson
The list author says:
  "Baseball mystery"
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Joy in Mudville
29.  Joy in Mudville by Gordon McAlpine
The list author says:
  "Uses Babe Ruth's "called shot" in 1932 World Series as launching pad for novel."
Used & New from: $0.80
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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A pennant for the Kremlin.
30.  A pennant for the Kremlin. by Paul. Molloy
The list author says:
  "Comic novel by Paul Molloy; published 1964. The Soviet Union inherits the Chicago White Sox."
Used & New from: $0.52
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Dead Pull Hitter
31.  The Dead Pull Hitter by Alison Gordon
The list author says:
  "Baseball reporter Kate Henry investigates mysteries in Striking Out, Night Game, Safe at Home, and Prairie Hardball."
Used & New from: $0.62
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The New York Yanquis
32.  The New York Yanquis by Bill Granger
The list author says:
  "The Yankees' owner makes a deal with Castro and replaces his high-salary team with 24 Cuban players."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The SEVENTH GAME.
33.  The SEVENTH GAME. by Roger. [Baseball Fiction]. Kahn
The list author says:
  "Published 1982. A pitcher reviews his life and career while pitching the final game of the World Series."
Used & New from: $0.92
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Screwball King Murder (Prologue Books)
34.  The Screwball King Murder (Prologue Books) by Kin Platt
The list author says:
  "Murder mystery with baseball theme."
$3.19
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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