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Get Back into the Swing of Baseball Season!

The weather is getting noticeably warmer, the days are longer, and baseball season is just around the corner. Get your head in the game with these baseball themed books!

Cover image for She Loved Baseball: the Effa Manley story
by Audrey Vernick
Picture Book
The first (and, so far, only) woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame was African-American Effa Manley. Manley loved baseball as a girl, and she grew up to work in the sport, breaking ground as a business manager and co-owner of the Newark Eagles Negro League team, where she fought for racial equality.

Cover image for Young Cam Jansen and the Baseball Mystery
by David A. Adler
Grades K-2
When a baseball game is stopped because of a lost ball, Cam uses her photographic memory to find it.


Cover image for Satch & me : a baseball card adventure
by Dan Gutman
Grades 3-5
With his ability to travel through time using vintage baseball cards, Joe takes Flip with him to find out whether Satchel Paige really was the fastest pitcher ever.

Cover image for The Desperado Who Stole Baseball
by John H. Ritter
Grades 4-7
In 1881, the scrappy, rough-and-tumble baseball team in a California mining town enlists the help of a quick-witted twelve-year-old orphan and the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to win a big game against the National League Champion Chicago White Stockings.