- Teammates by Peter Golenbock - This story describes the hardships faced by Jackie Robinson when he entered the sport, and how the support of one teammate made all the difference.
- Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki - A young Japanese-American boy in an internment camp finds that baseball gives a purpose in life and a way of passing the time. His triumph in a game played while interned helps him when he returns home to play baseball again.
- In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord - A young Chinese girl emigrates to America in 1947, where she learns to play stickball and becomes a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- Just Like Josh Gibson by Angela Johnson - In the 1940s, a die-hard Josh Gibson fan teaches his daughter to play baseball.
- Mighty Jackie: The Strikeout Queen by Marissa Moss - Based on the true story of an exhibition game the Yankees played against the Chatanooga Lookouts in 1931, this book tells the story of their female pitcher, Jackie Mitchell, who faced both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
- Mama Played Baseball, by David Adler - When Amy's father goes off to fight in World War II, her mother takes a job as a professional baseball player.
- Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey - Katie Casey steps in to play professional baseball when the male players are called to war.
- Dirt on Their Skirts: The Story of the Young Women Who Won the World Championship by Doreen Rappaport - Based on written accounts and historical interviews, this book tells the story of the 1946 championship game of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Line-Up for Yesterday by Ogden NashYou can read more baseball poetry at the Baseball Almanac.
A is for Alex
The great Alexander;
More Goose eggs he pitched
Than a popular gander.
B is for Bresnahan
Back of the plate;
The Cubs were his love,
and McGraw his hate.
C is for Cobb,
Who grew spikes and not corn,
And made all the basemen
Wish they weren't born.
D is for Dean,
The grammatical Diz,
When they asked, Who's the tops?
Said correctly, I is.
E is for Evers,Read the rest here.
His jaw in advance;
To Tinker with Chance.
Have a good weekend, all. I'll be back on Tuesday.