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    Shoeless Joe by W P Kinsella

"If you build it, he will come." These mysterious words, spoken by an Iowa baseball announcer, inspire Ray Kinsella to carve a baseball diamond in his cornfield in honor of his hero, the baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson. What follows is both a rich, nostalgic look at one of our most cherished national pastimes and a remarkable story about fathers and sons, love and family, and the inimitable joy of finding your way home.

Year: 1982
Genre: BaseballMagical Realism

    Calico Joe by John Grisham

It's the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shatters all rookie records. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faces Calico Joe, Paul is in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren throws a fastball that will change their lives forever.

Year: 2012
Genre: BaseballComing of Age




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1940The Kid from Tomkinsville by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
1941World Series by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
1943Keystone Kids by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
1944Rookie of the Year by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
1946The Kid Comes Back by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
1948Highpockets by John R. Tunis Baseball, New York City
1952The Natural by Bernard Malamud Baseball
1973The Great American Novel by Philip Roth Satire, Baseball
1975Mortal Stakes by Robert B. Parker Extortion, Baseball, Spenser, Boston
1982Shoeless Joe by W P Kinsella Magical Realism, Baseball
1989Summer of '49 by David Halberstam Baseball, Non-Fiction
1999The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King Suspense, Baseball
2004Double Play: A Thriller by Robert B. Parker Crime Fiction, Baseball
2012Calico Joe by John Grisham Coming of Age, Baseball





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