"It's fun; baseball's fun." - Yogi Berra
Do you hear the crack of a bat and thousands of people cheering? Do you smell popcorn and garlic fries? It's Opening Day for Major League Baseball!
Enjoy the game and boost your fun with a book about baseball. Let's Play Ball!
Baseball Books For Children
This list from Barnes & Nobles includes Hothead, written by 19-time All Star Shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., and San Francisco Splash, by David A. Kelly, a mystery book set at AT&T Park – the home of our San Francisco Giants.
Baseball Books For Teens
Carnegie Library offers a list that includes The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane about an eighth-grade girl who throws knuckleballs, and Satchel Paige : Striking Out Jim Crow by James Sturm, an account of the struggle faced by Paige and other players kept out of the Major League by segregation laws.
Baseball Books For Young Adults
Look through this Young Adult list on Amazon including The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter - the story of a small town and a mysterious boy who holds the secrets of Dante Del Gato, the town's greatest hitter ever.
Baseball Books For Adults
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and other familiar titles appear on Esquire's list of "Best Baseball Books."
Also check out GoodReads "Best Baseball List."
Contact The Literacy & Language Center for more ideas about how reading can add to your fun.