Reference books (on the main level):
- The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball (REF GV 862.3 L54 2005)
- The Baseball Encyclopedia (REF GV 877 .B27 1990)
- Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia (REF GV 865 .A1 B374 2000)
- Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Clubs (REF GV 875 .A1 E52 2006)
Books in the Stacks on the lower level include:
- Adelson, Bruce. Brushing Back Jim Crow: The Integration of Minor-League Baseball in the American South. (GV 875 .A115 A34 1999)
- Angell, Roger. The Summer Game. (GV867 .A55 2004)
- Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress. (GV 863 .A1 B3758 2009)
- Robinson, Jackie. I Never Had It Made. (GV 865 .R6 A29 1972)
- Wong, Steven. Smithsonian Baseball. (GV 875.2 .W666 2005)
You can either browse the shelves, or do a “Subject” search in the online catalog for “Baseball.” This will also retrieve e-books on baseball.
DVDs: Our baseball DVDs include:
- Baseball (Ken Burns’s documentary) (DVD GV863 .A100 B37 2004, DVD GV863 .A100 B38 2010)
- Yankeeography (DVD GV875 .N400 Y27 2004)
- Eight Men Out (DVD PN1997 .E472 2001)
- A League of Their Own (DVD PN1997 .L421 1997)
Websites: There are many web sites on baseball. My two favorite are:
- Baseball-Reference.Com - an incredible compilation of statistics and information on major- (and minor- ) league teams and players. They even have the La Grange Troupers.
- Retrosheet - a terrific source for finding box scores. This one shows Chipper Jones’s first major league home run in 1995.
- If you want the box score for Babe Ruth’s first home run (May 6, 1915), that too is available in the New York Times Archive.
* This blog post was authored by Dr. Arthur Robinson.