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Spring Training
Spring Training Baseball's Early Season By Shaughnessy, Dan (Book - 2003 ) 796.357 S533s 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Welcome to the long hello, baseball's early season. From Florida to Arizona, escape to the sunny, wonderful world of spring training. Take me out to the ballgame!

The Natural
The Natural By Malamud, Bernard (Book - 2003 ) FICTION MALAMUD 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:If you've seen the film, you might be surprised by the darker tone of the novel. Roy Hobbs' baseball career is cut short by a crazed fan. Years later he has a second chance and easily shoots to the top of the majors with his skills. Come along on his surreal journey.

Under the March Sun
Under the March Sun The Story of Spring Training By Fountain, Charles (Book - 2009 ) 796.35764 F771u 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Enjoy delving deep into the history and statistics of a topic? Then this book is for you. Full of facts, this is a very thorough tale of the history of spring training.

Bang the Drum Slowly
Bang the Drum Slowly By Harris, Mark (Book - 1984 ) FICTION HARRIS Available in some locations

Annotation:Chosen as one of the top 100 sports books by Sports Illustrated, this is more than a novel about baseball. Their teammate is dying, and the boys of summer react in different ways.

Trading Manny
Trading Manny How A Father and Son Learned to Love Baseball Again By Gullo, Jim (Book - 2012 ) 796.357640973 G973t 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:When the steroid scandal hit baseball, seven year old Joe took down his prized poster of Manny Ramirez, who was implicated in the affair. How did Joe and his dad, Jim, rekindle their love for the game?

Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?
Can't Anybody Here Play This Game? By Breslin, Jimmy (Book - 2003 ) 796.357 B842c 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:A Pulitzer prize-winning author writing about the most terrible first season of the New York Mets? Yes, please!

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Spring is on the way, I promise! We've had our share of winter weather here in Portland, so let's look forward to the start of baseball spring training. Here are some titles to remind you of the crack of the bat and the smell of the popcorn!


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