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  • Engineering a Hall of Fame Career: Harry Hooper: An American Baseball Life, by Paul J. Zingg, (University of Illinois Press), Elysian Fields Quarterly, Fall 1994.
  • Lip Service: The Lip: A Biography of Leo Durocher, by Gerald Eshekanzi (Morrow), Elysian Fields Quarterly, Summer 1994.
  • Innocence and Wonder: Baseball Through the Eyes of Batboys, by Neil D. Isaacs (Masters), SABR Bibliography Committee Newsletter, January 1995.
  • Memories and Dreams: All My Octobers, by Mickey Mantle  and Mickey Hershkowitz (Harper Collins); Mickey Mantle: The  American Dream Comes to Life, by Mickey Mantle and Early Lewis (Sagamore). Elysian Fields Quarterly, Spring 1995.
  • Bums No More! The Championship Season of the 1995 Brooklyn Dodgers, by Stewart Wolpin (St. Martin's Press), Nine, Spring 1996 (Vol. 4, No. 2).
  • How Hometown Players Fare in All-Star Games, SABR's Baseball         Research Journal #25, 1996.
  • I Was Right on Time, by Buck O'Neil, SABR Bibliography Committee Newsletter, July 1996.
  • Letters to Mickey (Harper Collins); Sports Illustrated Presents Mantle Remembered (Warner); The Last Hero: The Life of Mickey Mantle (Simon & Schuster), SABR Bibliography Committee Newsletter, October 1996.
  • This Side of Cooperstown: An Oral History of Major League Baseball in the 1950s, by Larry Moffie (Iowa University Press). Nine, Spring 1997 (Vol. 5, No. 2).
  • Baseball's  Best Short Stories, edited by Paul D. Staudohar (Chicago Review Press), and Tales of the Diamond: Selected Gems of Baseball Fiction, edited by Laurence J. Hyman and Laura Thorpe (Woodford Press). SABR Bibliography Committee Newsletter, April, 1997.
  • Philadelphia's Old Ballparks, by Rich Westcott (Temple University Press). Nine, Fall 1997 (Vol. 6, No. 1).
  • The White Sox Encyclopedia, by Richard C. Lindberg (Temple University Press). SABR Bibliography Committee Newsletter, July 1997.
  • Murder at Fenway Park, by Troy Soos (Kensington). A Red Sox Journal, July-August 1997.
  • The Babe in Red Stockings: An In-Depth Chronicle of Babe Ruth with the Boston Red Sox, 1914-1919, by Keen, Hickey and Sinibaldi (Sagamore Publishing, Champaign, IL). SABR Bibliography Committee Newsletter, October 1997.
  • The Babe in Red Stockings: An In-Depth Chronicle of Babe Ruth with the Boston Red Sox, 1914-1919, by Keen, Hickey and Sinibaldi (Sagamore Publishing, Champaign, IL). A Red Sox Journal, Fall 1997
  • The Great Rivalry: The Yankees and the Red Sox, 1901-1990, by Ed Linn (Ticknor  & Fields, NY). A Red Sox Journal, Fall 1997
  • Baseball Tidbits , by Victor Debs, Jr. (Masters Press, Indianapolis), SABR Bibliography Committee Newsletter, January 1998
  • Pen Men: Baseball's Greatest Bullpen Stories Told by the Men Who Brought the Game Relief, by Bob Cairns (St. Martin's Press, NY).
  • Diz: The Story of Dizzy Dean and Baseball During the Great         Depression  by Robert Gregory. (Penguin USA, NY).
  • Baseball for Dummies  (Morgan and Lally, IDG, Foster City, CA);  Tim McCarver's Baseball for Brain Surgeons and Other Fans  (McCarver and Peary, Villard, NY); The Babe: The Game That Ruth Built (Ritter and Rucker, Total Sports, NY); Talkin' Baseball: An Oral History of Baseball in the 1970s (Pepe, Ballantine, NY); The Yogi Book (Berra, Workman, NY). BookPage, April 1998.
  • Twin Killing: The Bill Mazeroski Story, by John T. Bird (Esmerelda Press, Birmingham, AL). Nine, Spring 1998 (Vol. 6, No. 2).
  • Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections         on Baseball, Story, by George F. Will (Scribner, NY), BookPage, June 1998.
  • Ted Williams: A Tribute , by Jim Prime and Bill Norwin (Masters Press, Indianapolis). A Red Sox Journal, Spring 1998.
  • Troy Soos: Ballfield History Mysteries. The Mystery Review, Summer 1998.
  • Had a Nice Day: My Greatest Day in Baseball, 1946-1997: Baseball Legends Recount Their Epic Moments , as told to Bob McCullough (Taylor). Elysian Fields Quarterly, Summer, 1998.
  • Fighting Jews: When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport, by Allen Bodner (Prager). Congress Monthly, September/October 1998
  • Recollection by Perfect Game Pitcher Somewhat Flawed. The Perfect Yankee: The Incredible Story of the Greatest Miracle in Baseball, by Don Larsen and Mark Shaw (Sagamore Publishing, Inc.),, August 1998
  • Going, Going, Gone: Music and Memories from Broadcast Baseball , by Anthony De Simone, (Freidman/Fairfax Publisher, NY). Nine, Fall 1998 (Vol. 7, No. 1)
  • The Babe: The Game That Ruth Built , by Lawrence Ritter and Mark Rucker (Total Sports, NY). SABR Pictorial History Committee Newsletter, September 1998
  • "Best Ever" Team Deserves Better. Yankees '98: Best Ever (Sports Publishing, Inc.: Champaign, IL),, December 1998
  • The 400 Home Run Club: A Different Perspective, SABR's Baseball Research Journal #27, 1998
  • The "Bizarro" Subway Series, SABR's Baseball Research Journal #27, 1998
  • Book Bunts: The Sporting News Presents The Top 100 Baseball Players of All Time The Sporting News ( TSN, 1998) vs. 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time. . . And Why! by Ken Shouler (Addax Publishing, 1998) The Warning Track (Website) January 19, 1999
  • Rachel's Song. Fan, Fall/Winter, 1998
  • Yankees '98: Best Ever  (NY Daily News. Champaign, IL. Sports Publishing, 1998); Unbeatable! The Historic Season of the 1998 World Champion New York Yankees , by George King. (NY: Harper, 1998); Champions: The 1998 New York Yankees (New York Times. New York: Bishop Books, 1998); Yogi Berra: An American Original (NY Daily News. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing, 1998). SABR Bibliography Committee Newsletter, January, 1999
  • Book Bunts #2: The Reference Shelf. Total Baseball, 5th Edition by Thorn, Palmer, Gershman and Pietrusza. (1997, NY: Viking Press); Bill James Presents STATS Inc. All-Time Baseball Sourcebook. (1998, Skokie, IL: STATS Inc.); The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary, by Paul Dickson. (1999, NY: Harcourt Brace.); Baseball America's Baseball Address List #10, by Smalley. (1999, NY: Simon & Schuster.); Baseball America's Directory: The Complete Pocket Guide. (1999, NY: Simon and Schuster). The Warning Track, February 3, 1999.
  • Book Bunts #3: Here Come the Yankees: Yankees '98: Best Ever (NY Daily News. Champaign, IL. Sports Publishing, 1998); Unbeatable! The Historic Season of the 1998 World Champion New York Yankees (by George King. NY: Harper, 1998); Champions: The 1998 New York Yankees (New York Times. New York: Bishop Books, 1998); Yogi Berra: An American Original (NY Daily News. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing, 1998). The Warning Track February 17, 1999
  • Book Bunts #4: The Business of Baseball:  Baseball and Billions , by Andrew Zimbalist (Basic Books, 1992); Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball, by John Helyar (Villard, 1994); Inside the Strike Zone, by Randal Hendricks (Eakin Press); Play Ball: The Life and Troubled Times of Major League Baseball, by John Feinstein (Villard, 1993); Playing Hardball: The High-Style Battle for Baseball's Newest Franchises , by David Whitford, (Doubleday, 1993); Big League, Big Time: The Birth of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Billion Dollar Business of Sports, and the Power of the Media in America, by Len Sherman, (Pocket Books, 1998); Legal Bases: Baseball and the Law, by Roger Abrams (Temple University Press, 1998). MENTIONS:Diamond are Forever: The Business of Baseball, edited by Paul M. Sommers. The Brookings Institution, 1992; Government and the Sports Business, edited by Roger G. Noll. The Brookings Institution, 1974; The Diamond Revolution: The Prospects for Baseball After the Collapse of Its Ruling Class, by Neil J. Sullivan. St. Martin's Press, 1992; Balls and Strikes: The Money Game in Professional Baseball, by Kenneth M. Jennings. Praeger, 1990; The Imperfect Diamond: A History of Baseball's Labor Wars, by Lee Lowenfish. DiCapo Press, 1991; The Name of the Game: The Business of Sports, by Jerry Gorman and Kirk Calhoun. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1994.
  • Mickey Cochrane: The Life of a Hall of Fame Catcher, by Charles Bevis, (McFarland  & Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC). Nine, Spring, 1999 (Vol. 7, No. 2).
  • Oral History: Interview with Sparky Anderson, Nine, Spring, 1999 (Vol. 7, No. 2).
  • Judge and Jury: The Life and Times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, by David Pietrusza. Diamond Communications, 1998. Outside the Lines: The Newsletter of SABR Business of Baseball Committee, Spring, 1999
  • Out of the ballparks: bats and stats:  Summer of '98: When Homers Flew, Records Fell and Baseball Reclaimed America , (Lupica, Putnam); Celebrating 70: Mark McGwire's Historic Season (TSN and St. Louis Post Dispatch); The Sporting News Selects Baseball's Greatest Players: A Celebration of the 20th Century's Best (Smith, TSN); The Real 100 Best Baseball Players of All Time . . . And Why! (Shouler, Addax); The Autobiography of Baseball (Wallace, Abrams); Mickey Mantle, the Yankee Years: The Photographs of Ozzie Sweet (Tuff Stuff Books); Reflections of the Game: Lives in Baseball: The Photographs of Ronald M. Modra (Willow Creek); All-Time Baseball Sourcebook (STATS); Home Plate Cookbook (Saunders, Crane Hill). BookPage, April, 1999.
  • Book Bunts #5: It's Opening Day. Do You Know Where Your Team Is? Ballpark Vacations: Great Family Trips to Minor League and Classic Major League Ballparks Across America, by Bruce Adams and Margaret Engel (Fodor's); The Official Baseball Atlas (Rand McNally); Dodger Dogs to Fenway Franks, by Bob Wood (McGraw-Hill); USA Today: The Minor League Baseball Book, by Bruce Adelson, et al, (Macmillan). The Warning Track April 1, 1999.
  • Bookshelf: The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary (plus an interview with the author). Purebaseball, April 13, 1999
  • Bookshelf: Leaders of the Pack:  The Bill James Guide to Baseball Managers from 1870 to Today  (Scribner) and  Baseball Managers: Stats, Stories and Strategies  (Temple) Purebaseball.
  • Bookshelf: Home Run Derby:  The Home Run Game, edited by Dick Wimmer (Burford Books) and The 500 Home Run Club (by Allen and Gilbert, Sports Publishing Inc.) Purebaseball.
  • Bibliographia: The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary by Paul Dickson (Harcourt Brace and Company). Verbatim Magazine, Spring 1999
  • Book Bunts #6: Who Are These Guys (And Why Are We Reading About Them)? Biographies of the poor and relatively unknown. The Warning Track, May 13, 1999.
  • Using sports to become an American.  Sports and the American Jew , edited by Stephen A. Reiss ( University of Syracuse Press). New Jersey Jewish News, May 20, 1999
  •       Book Bunts #7: The Anniversary Waltz. Home Run: My Life in Pictures (Aaron and Schaap, Total Sports); Amazin' Mets: The Miracle of '69 (Sports Publishing Inc.); '59: Summer of the Sox  (Vanderberg, Sports Publishing Inc.). The Warning Track, May 26, 1999.
  • The Best American Sportswriting of the Century, edited by David Halberstam (Houghton Mifflin, Boston), BookPage, June, 1999
  • Bookshelf: The History Lesson.  A Whole New Game: Off the Field Changes in Baseball, 1946-1960 , by John P. Rossi (McFarland & Co.: Jefferson, NC) and Baseball's Pivotal Era, 1945-1951, by William Marshall (University of Kentucky Press, Lexington). Purebaseball, June 2, 1999
  • Book Bunts #8: I Got Your STATS Right Here. (Various books from STATS Inc.). The Warning Track, June 11, 1999
  • Bookshelf:  Sacred Records: Perspectives on the Records That Have Shaped Sports History , edited by Greg Echlin (Addax: Lenexa, KS). Purebaseball, June 16, 1999.
  • Am I Hearing Things? A Ron Kaplan Extra. Purebaseball, June 16, 1999.
  • Bookshelf: Fenway Lost and Found. Fenway: A Biography in Words and Pictures, by Dan Shaughnessy and Stand Grossfeld, (Houghton Mifflin: Boston); Fenway Saved, by Bill Nowlin and Mike Ross, (Sports Publishing Inc.:NY); and Our House: A Tribute to Fenway Park, by Curt Smith (Masters Press: KS). Purebaseball, July 6, 1999
  • Book Bunts #9: Get Out Your Scrapbooks. (Various). The Warning Track, July 6, 1999
  • The Umps Want to Walk? Bye-bye A Ron Kaplan Extra. Purebaseball, July 19, 1999.
  • Bookshelf: The Hall is Calling.  George Brett: A Royal Hero, edited by the K.C. Start, 1999); George Brett: From Here to Cooperstown, by George Brett with Steve Cameron (Addax, 1999); The Sporting News Presents Nolan Ryan: From Alvin to Cooperstown, (1999); Baby Bull: From Hardball to Hard Times and Back, by Orlando Cepeda with Herb Fagen and George Cantor (Taylor, 1999). Purebaseball, July 23, 1999
  • Trivia Pursuit.  The Great Book of Baseball Knowledge  by David Nemec (Masters Press), Out of Left Field, by David Lyons and Geoffrey Lyons (Random House) Purebaseball, August 17, 1999.
  • Ultimate High: My Solo Ascent Everest, by Goran Kropp (Random/Discovery: New York).Booklist, September 1, 1999.
  • Why Johnny Hates Sports, by Fred Engh, (Avery). Booklist, September 1, 1999
  • Bookshelf: The Race is On: Books About Pennant Races: Pennant Races: Baseball At Its Best, by David Anderson (Doubleday); The Sporting News Selects Baseball's Greatest Pennant Races, by Lowell Reidenbaugh (The Sporting News); The Year of the Gerbil, by Con Chapman (Rutledge Books); Epic Season: The 1948 American League Pennant Race , by David Kaiser (University of Massachusetts Press). Purebaseball and The Warning Track, September 1999
  • Fenway Lost and Found.  Fenway: A Biography in Words and Pictures, by Dan Shaughnessy and Stand Grossfeld, (Houghton Mifflin: Boston); Fenway Saved, by Bill Nowlin and Mike Ross, (Sports Publishing Inc.:NY); Our House: A Tribute to Fenway Park, by Curt Smith (Masters Press: KS). A Red Sox Journal, September, 1999
  • Bookshelf: The State of the Union: You're Missin' a Great Game, by Whitey Herzog and Jonathan Pitts (Simon and Schuster, 1999) and Long Balls, No Strikes, by Joe Morgan and Richard Lally (Crown, 1999), Purebaseball. 
  • They Too Wore Pinstripes, by Brent P. Kelly (McFarland, 1999). Nine, Fall, 1999
  • Playing for Pride. Baseball Research Journal, 1999
  • Bookshelf: The Art of Baseball, Part One:  The Art of Baseball: The Great American Game in Painting, Sculpture and Folk Art, by Shelly Mehlman Dinhofer. (Harmony Books, 1990); Diamonds are Forever: Artists and Writers on Baseball (Chronicle Books, 1987);  Baseball: A Treasury of Art and Literature, edited by Michael Ruscoe (Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc, 1993). Purebaseball, November 16, 1999
  • Bookshelf: The Art of Baseball, Part Two: Photography: Reflections of the Game -- Lives in Baseball: The Photography of Ronald C. Modra, Essay by Pat Jordan (Willow Creek Press, 1998); Baseball Days: From the Sandlots to the Show, Photographs by Henry Horenstein, Essays and stories by Bill Littlefield (Bullfinch Press, 1993); Baseball Photographs by Walter Iooss, Jr. Text by Roger Angell (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1984); Baseball's Golden Age: The Photographs of Charles M. Conlon, by Neal McCabe and Constance McCabe (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1993);  Mickey Mantle, The Yankee Years: The Photographs of Ozzie Sweet, Text by Larry Canals (Tuff Stuff Books, 1998). Purebaseball, November 29, 1999
  • The Other National Pastime. Purebaseball, December 2, 1999
  • Bookshelf: The Art of Baseball, Part Three:  Baseball Archeology:Artifacts from the Great American Pastime, by Wills and Aldridge (Chronicle Books, 1993); Baseball Treasures: Memorabilia from the National Pastime, by Douglas Congdon-Martin and John Kashmanian. (Schiffer Publishing, 1992);The Barry Halper Collection of Baseball Memorabilia, (Barry Halper Enterprises, 1999). Purebaseball, December 17, 1999
  • Bookshelf: Lights, Camera, Play Ball!  Diamonds in the Dark: America and The Movies, by Howard Good (Scarecrow Press, 1997); The Cinema of Baseball: Images of America, 1929-1989, by Gary E. Dickerson (Meckler, 1991);  Great Baseball Films: From Right Off the Bat to A League of Their Own, by Rob Edelman (Citadel Press, 1994). Purebaseball, February 3, 2000. 
  • The All-Century Team, edited by Vancil and Hirdt (Rare Air Media) Purebaseball and The Warning Track, February/March, 2000.
  • Child's Play: Baseball Days: Recollections of America's Favorite Pastime , by Garrett Mathews (Contemporary); Joy in Mudville: A Little League Memoir, by Greg Mitchell (Pocket Books). Purebaseball, March 6, 2000.
  • My Moments Are Greater Than Your Moments: Baseball: 100 Classic Moments in the History of he Game, by Joseph Wallace, Neil Hamilton and Marty Appel (DK); TSN Selects Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments, by Ron Smith; Baseball Dynasties , by Neyer and Epstein (W.W. Norton). Purebaseball, April 1, 2000
  • A Jew on the mound, in baseball's simpler days ( The Rabbi of Swat . Michigan State University Press, 1999). New Jersey Jewish News , March 9, 2000
  • According to the Experts: A Ron Kaplan Extra. Purebaseball, March 28, 2000
  • He's a Rebel. The Hard Way: Writing by the Rebels Who Changed Sport, Edited by Will Balliett and Thomas Dyja (Thunder's Mouth Press, 1999); They Changed the Game: Sports Pioneers of the 20th Century , by Kenn Rappoport and Barry Wilner (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1999). Purebaseball, April 5, 2000
  • Baseball Roundup (includes Baseball Dynasties: The Greatest Teams of All Time; Baseball: 100 Classic Moments in the History of the Game; Past Time: Baseball as History; Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Curveballs, Knuckleballs and Fallacies of Baseball, Revised and Updated; Baseball Days: Recollections of America's Favorite Pastime; The Quotable Baseball Fanatic; Batter Up! The Ultimate Baseball Scorekeeper ), BookPage, April 2000
  • The Other National Pastime (A Ron Kaplan Extra), Purebaseball, May 2, 2000
  • The Book on The Book: Spitters, Beanballs and the Incredible Shrinking Strike Zone , by Wagoner, Moloney and Howard (Triumph). Purebaseball, May 18, 2000
  • 2b or Not 2b: Shakespeare on Baseball , compiled by David Goodnough (Barricade Books). Purebaseball, May 26, 2000
  • Literary homage to America's game (includes Past Time; The National Game; Baseball: 100 Classic Moments in the History of the Game ) Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 7, 2000
  • Books for Dad: America's Game, by Tim Kukrkijan (Crown); The Baseball Biographical Encyclopedia (Total/Sports Illustrated); The Ballpark Book (The Sporting News); B aseball: 100 Classic Moments in the History of the Game , by Wallace, Hamilton and Appel (DK); The Giants Encyclopedia , by Schott and Peters (SPI). Purebaseball, June 13, 2000
  • Koufax, by Edward Gruver (Taylor Publishing), New Jersey Jews News, June 15, 2000.
  • Fodor's Baseball Vacations , by Bruce Adams and Margaret Engel, (Fodor's Travel Publications, 2000) BookPage, July 2000.
  • According to the Experts: A Mid-Season Return. A Ron Kaplan Extra. Purebaseball, July 12, 2000
  • Rooting for the Home Team, Purebaseball, September 1, 2000.
  • Rooting for the Home Team. CBS Sportsline, September 22, 2000.
  • You Heard It Here First. Purebaseball, October 4, 2000.
  • You Heard It Here First. CBS Sportsline, October 11, 2000.
  • According to the Experts, Part III. Purebaseball, October 20, 2000.
  • Pennant Winners Squared. Baseball Dynasties: The Greatest Teams of All Time, by Neyer and Epstein. Elysian Fields Quarterly, Fall 2000
  • Sports Gift Books: The 500 World's Greatest Golf Holes , by George Peper, et al (Artisan); Speedworks: 10 Days at Daytona , (Harper Collins); Baseball's Best Shots: The Greatest Baseball Photography of All Time (DK); NFL's Greatest: Pro Football's Best Players, Teams and Games (DK); Sports: The Visible Reference (Firefly). BookPage, December 2000.
  • And the Fans Roared: The Sports Broadcasts That Kept Us on the Edge of Our Seats, by Joe Garner. ForeWord, December 2000/January 2001.
  • Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, by Richard Ben Kramer (Simon and Schuster). Elysian Fields Quarterly, Vol. 18 No. 1.
  • Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, by Richard Ben Kramer (Simon and Schuster). January Magazine, December, 2000.
  • Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, by Richard Ben Kramer (Simon and Schuster). Bookreporter, December 1, 2000.
  • Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life, by Richard Ben Kramer (Simon and Schuster). Purebaseball , December 12, 2000.
  • Going Bats: The Gospel According to Louisville Slugger ( Batting Around, Complete Book of Pitching, Crack of the Bat: The Louisville Slugger Story, Louisville Slugger: The Complete Book of Hitting Faults ) Purebaseball, March 26, 2001.
  • In the Grip of Baseball: Ball Four: The Final Pitch, Heartbreakers: Baseball's Most Agonizing Defeats, Great Home Runs of the 20th Century, The Oldest Rookie: Big League Dreams From a Small Town Guy, Inside Pitch: Life in Professional Baseball, Baseball Extra. BookPage, April 2001
  • One Shot is Worth a Thousand Years ( Home Run, The Greatest Home Runs of the 20th Century, Casey at the Bat ). Purebaseball, April 3, 2001.
  • The Legacy of Ball Four and Other Sport Tomes, Bookreporter, April 6, 2001.
  • The Final Season: Fathers, Sons and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark, by Tom Stanton, (Thomas Dunne Books). Baseball America, April 29, 2001.
  • The Journal of Biddy Owens, by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic). BookPage, May 2001.
  • The Final Season: Fathers, Sons and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark, by Tom Stanton, (Thomas Dunne Books). Purebaseball, May 18, 2001.
  • The Head Game, by Roger Kahn (Harcourt Brace), Bookreporter, May 21, 2001.
  • The Book of Baseball Literacy, by David H. Martinez (, BookPage (ebook). June 2001.
  • The Final Season: Fathers, Sons and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark, by Tom Stanton, (Thomas Dunne Books). Bookreporter, June 11, 2001.
  • Home Run, edited by George Plimpton (Harcourt). Bookreporter, June 11, 2001.
  • Time Marches On ( The Baseball Timeline, The Chronicle of Baseball: A Century of Major League Action, A Stitch in Time: A Baseball Chronology, 1845-2000, Day-by-Day in Baseball History, Baseball Extra, Baseball Archives from The Sporting News ) Purebaseball, June 17, 2001.
  • Covering Bases of America's Game: Baseball: 100 Years of the Modern Era (Sporting News), The Baseball Timeline, Baseball: The National Pastime in Art and Literature. Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 20, 2001.
  • Oral Traditions of the Game: The Babe Book, I Remember Joe DiMaggio, True Blue: The Dramatic History of the Los Angeles Dodgers, From 33rd Street to Camden Yards, Growing Up Baseball, Grand Slams! The Ultimate Collection of Baseball's Best Quips, Quotes and Cutting Remarks . Purebaseball, June 25, 2001.
  • The Game: One Man, Nine Innings: A Love Affair With Baseball, by Robert Benson (Tarcher/Putnam). BookPage, July 2001.
  • The Midsummer Classic: The Complete History of the All-Star Game, by Vincent, Spatz and Smith (University of Nebraska Press). Purebaseball, July 10, 2001.
  • All-Star Extra, Purebaseball, July 10, 2001
  • A Pitcher's Story: Innings with David Cone, by Roger Angell. Bookreporter, July 15, 2001.
  • The Baseball Timeline, by Burt Solomon (DK Publishing). BookPage (On-Line only), August 2001.
  • Welcome to The Hall: Twin Killing: The Bill Mazeroski Story,! Kirby Puckett: Baseball's Last Warrior, I Love This Game: Life and Baseball, Dave Winfield: A Player's Life, True Stories of Baseball's Hall of Famers . Purebaseball, August 3, 2001.
  • Take Me Out to the Beach (Fiction): Breaking Balls, About 80 Percent Luck, Sut McCaslin: A Baseball Romance, Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago; Japanese Baseball and Other Stories, Baseball Fantastic, Murderer's Row . Purebaseball, August 3, 2001.
  • Touring the Fairways in Fact and Fiction: Fairways, Fourteen Clubs and the Auld Claret Jug, A Mulligan for Bobby Jobe . Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 15, 2001.
  • Chris Van Der Ahe & The St. Louis Browns, by J. Thomas Herrick (Scarecrow Press). Nine, Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2.
  • Baseball and The American Dream: Race, Class, Gender and the National Pastime, by Robert Elias (M.E. Sharpe), ForeWord, Fall 2001.
  • Hall of Fame Revisited: The Road to Cooperstown: A Critical History of Baseball's Hall of Fame Selection Process , by James F. Vail (McFarland) and Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame? By Bill James (Fireside Books). Purebaseball. September 5, 2001.
  • The Mets Encyclopedia, by Peter Bjarkman (SPI)., September 7, 2001.
  • Shadowball, by Peter M. Ruckoff (McFarland). Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 23, 2001.
  • "He's true to his religion and I honor him for that . . ." Bio and Video on Hank Greenberg. Purebaseball. September 18, 2001.
  • The Mets Fan's Almanac, by Duncan Bock and John Jordan (Crown)., September 25, 2001.
  • 1951: When Giants Played the Game, by Kerry Keane (SPI).Purebaseball, October 2, 2001.
  • Heat: My Life on and Off the Diamond, by Dwight Gooden with Bob Klapisch (Morrow),, October 16, 2001.
  • Back to School: Ba seball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture , by Edward J. Reilly (ABC-CLIO); The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball , by Jonathan Fraser Light (McFarland); The Visual Dictionary of Baseball, by James Buckley, Jr. (DK). Purebaseball, November 4, 2001.
  • Extra Innings: Writing on Baseball, by Richard Peterson (University of Illinois Press). American Book Review, November/December 2001.
  • The Life and Times of Shoeless Joe Jackson, by David L. Fleitz (McFarland). Elysian Fields Quarterly, Fall 2001.
  • The Worst Team Money Could Buy, by Bob Klapisch with John Harper (Random House)., November 6, 2001.
  • On Paper (A Ron Kaplan Extra). Purebaseball, November 13, 2001. Back at the Plate: Japanese Baseball and Other Stories , by W.P. Kinsella (Thistledown Press); Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella (Quarry Press). January Magazine, November 17, 2001.
  • The New York Mets: 25 Years of Baseball Magic, by Jack Lang (Henry Holt & Co.)., November 22, 2001.
  • Gift Giving: Games Faces, Cal and Boston Red Sox: 100 Years-The Official Retrospective (The Sporting News). Purebaseball, November 29, 2001.
  • Golf Books: How I Play Golf , by Tiger Woods (Warner); The Golfer's Guide to the Meaning of Life , by Gary Player (Rodale); A Golfer's Education , by Darren Kilfara (Algonquin). BookPage, December 2001.
  • Unique Sports and Games Around the World, by Doris Corbett et al. (Greenwood), Multicultural Review, December 2001.
  • Fun and Games: Four Decades of the Best of Bob August (Moonlight Press). Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 2, 2001.
  • More Gift Books: Baseball: A Celebration , by James Buckley Jr., (DK); Cubs Collection: 100 Years of Chicago Cubs Images , by Mark Stang (Orange Frazier Press); Blue Skies, Green Fields , by Ira Rosen (Clarkson Potter); The World Series: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Fall Classic (Black Dog and Leventhal). Purebaseball, December 5, 2001.
  • The Mets from Mobile: Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee, by A.S. "Doc" Young (Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc.); Cleon (The Life Story of the One and Only), by Cleon Jones (Coward-McCann)., December 27, 2001.