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Nebraska Authors Write About Baseball


The following are a selection of books about the all-American sport of baseball, written by sports writers or athletes who hailed from the Cornhusker state. Most of these are available to check out, although a few may only be available in the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, if we only have one remaining copy in the collection.

All books in this list which are owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. Some titles not owned by the libraries are included in this list due to their classic nature, or their position as part of a series. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

clearingthebases-miniClearing the Bases
by Gene Budig [796.357 Bud] [2010]

book coverThe Inside Pitch…and More: Baseball’s Business and the Public Trust
by Gene Budig [796.357 Bud] [2004] [ Only available in the Heritage Room as a non-circulating copy ]

majorleaguedad-miniMajor League Dad
by Tim and Christine Burke [796.357 Bur] [1994] [ Only available in the Heritage Room as a non-circulating copy ]

nebraskadiamonds-miniNebraska Diamonds: A Brief History of Baseball Major Leaguers from the Cornhusker State
by Jerry Clark [796.357 Cla] [1991]

fromghettotoglory-miniFrom Ghetto to Glory: The Story of Bob Gibson
by Bob Gibson [796.357 GibY] [1968]

strangertothegame-miniStranger to the Game
by Bob Gibson [796.357 Gib] [1994]

book coverTake Two and Hit to the Right
by Hobe Hays [796.357 Hay] [1999]

noimageFormer Major League Teams: An Encyclopedia
by Donald D. Jones [796.357 Jon] [1995] [ Only available in the Heritage Room as a non-circulating copy ]

book coverThe College World Series
by W.C. Madden and John G. Peterson [796.357 Mad] [2005]

book coverBaseball: A History of America’s Game
by Ben Rader [796.357 Rad] [2008, 3rd ed.]

gloryoftheirtimes-miniThe Glory of Their Times: The Story of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It
by Lawrence Ritter [796.357 Rit] [1966/1984]

americasnationalgame-miniAmerica’s National Game
by Albert G. Spalding [796.357 Spa] [1992]

Compiled July 2013 by the staff of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors | Adapted and expanded for the Web July 2013 sdc | Last Update – August 2016