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Not forgotten: Out-of-print baseball novels

R. Rowan
 
Heart of the Order
Heart of the Order
"Magic realism."
Squeeze Play (Penguin Crime Monthly)
Squeeze Play (Penguin Crime Monthly)
"Mystery by Paul Auster, written under pseudonym."
The Veracruz Blues
The Veracruz Blues
"Players jump to the Mexican League in 1946."
Season of the Owl
Season of the Owl
Strike Three, You're Dead (Harvey Bliss Mysteries)
Strike Three, You're Dead (Harvey Bliss Mysteries)
"Former Red Sox centerfielder Harvey Blissberg solves mysteries. This won 1984 Edgar Award."
Blue Ruin: A Novel of the 1919 World Series
Blue Ruin: A Novel of the 1919 World Series
"The Black Sox scandal from a gambler's viewpoint."
The Greatest Slump of All Time
The Greatest Slump of All Time
It happens every spring
It happens every spring
"Inspired a film."
Hoopla
Hoopla
"1919 World Series, with special emphasis on Buck Weaver."
Babe Ruth Caught in a Snowstorm
Babe Ruth Caught in a Snowstorm
The Shortstop
The Shortstop
"For children. Look for The Red-Headed Outfield and other stories."
The Rio Loja Ringmaster
The Rio Loja Ringmaster
The Last Great Season
The Last Great Season
"Worth searching out."
The Grace of Shortstops
The Grace of Shortstops
"Brooklyn during WWII."
Take me out to the ballgame
Take me out to the ballgame
"Also The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the NY Yankees"
Sam's Legacy
Sam's Legacy
"Published 1973."
Never come back (The Barnes sports novel series)
Never come back (The Barnes sports novel series)
"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."
The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn
The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn
"The power of dreams lost ... and found. Terrific book."
The Cleveland Indian: The Legend of King Saturday
The Cleveland Indian: The Legend of King Saturday
"The Cleveland Spiders live."
Batter Up
Batter Up
"The Olympic sprinter wrote several juvenile sports novels. Also Fielder from Nowhere."
Hunting A Detroit Tiger (Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries)
Hunting A Detroit Tiger (Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mysteries)
"Mickey Rawlings serves up mystery with history. Fine series."
Baseball by the Books
Baseball by the Books
"Published 1991. History & bibliography of baseball fiction. Essential for aficionados."
Rhubarb
Rhubarb
"A cat inherits the Brooklyn Loons baseball team in this comic novel from a humor master. Ray Milland starred in the 1951 film."
California Rush: A Novel
California Rush: A Novel
"Comic gem. Also Diminished Capacity."
Brittle Innings
Brittle Innings
"Baseball and Gothic horror mix in fantasy novel of 1943 minor leagues."
Gift of the Bambino
Gift of the Bambino
"Memorable tale of father, son, and grandson."
Seven games in October
Seven games in October
Suicide Squeeze
Suicide Squeeze
"Baseball mystery"
Joy in Mudville
Joy in Mudville
"Uses Babe Ruth's "called shot" in 1932 World Series as launching pad for novel."
A pennant for the Kremlin.
A pennant for the Kremlin.
"Comic novel by Paul Molloy; published 1964. The Soviet Union inherits the Chicago White Sox."
The Dead Pull Hitter
The Dead Pull Hitter
"Baseball reporter Kate Henry investigates mysteries in Striking Out, Night Game, Safe at Home, and Prairie Hardball."
The New York Yanquis
The New York Yanquis
"The Yankees' owner makes a deal with Castro and replaces his high-salary team with 24 Cuban players."
The SEVENTH GAME.
The SEVENTH GAME.
"Published 1982. A pitcher reviews his life and career while pitching the final game of the World Series."
The Screwball King Murder (Prologue Books)
The Screwball King Murder (Prologue Books)
"Murder mystery with baseball theme."