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Home Run Reads

Few things feel as summery as a day at the ballpark. Here are some baseball books to read, whether you’re waiting for a game to start at the park or watching the Twins on TV.

Middle Grade Fiction

  • Goodbye, Mr. Spalding by Jennifer Robin Barr
  • Soar by Joan Bauer
  • The Distance to Home by Jenn Bishop
  • Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages
  • The Big Field Mike Lupica
  • Rooting for Rafael Rosales by Kurtis Scaletta

Young Adult Fiction

  • Swing by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess
  • Battery Boys by Steven Carman
  • See No Color by Shannon Gibney
  • Stealing Parker by Miranda Keannelley
  • Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
  • The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith
  • A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White

Adult Fiction

  • Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
  • The Kansas City Cowboys by Johnny D. Boggs
  • Calico Joe by John Grisham
  • The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
  • The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  • Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
  • One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline


  • Tony Oliva by Thom Henninger
  • We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
  • Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season by Stewart O’Nan and Stephen King
  • Town Ball: The Glory Days of Minnesota Amateur Baseball by Armand Peterson and Tom Tomashek
  • Flip Flop Fly Ball: An Infographic Baseball Adventure by Craig Robinson
  • Baseball in Minnesota by Stew Thornley




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