Contrary to popular belief, the writers and editors of CodBall do occasionally read books, or at least watch DVDs. Yes, we watch and listen to a lot of games during the season but we also know how to kill time reading books about baseball and watching baseball movies and documentaries.
You should go to other sites for reviews of popular books and movies. But if you’re interested in pedestrian reviews of obscure baseball literaria and cinema, this is your site!
One of our better lists of books and DVDs was published some time ago in a holiday gift guide.
See also Daniel Okrent’s All-Star line-up of all time greatest baseball fiction.
- The 521 All-Stars by Frye Gaillard and Byron Baldwin
- The Baseball Economist by J.C. Bradbury
- Play-by-Play: Baseball, Radio and Life in the Last Chance League by Neal Conan
- Playing for Peanuts (DVD, TV Series)
- Podnuh! Let me tell you a story by Mel Didier
- Satchell Paige (comic book) from the Comic Book Project
- Touching the Game: Alaska (DVD)
- The Art of Catching by Brent Mayne
- Take Me Out to the Ball Game: the story of the sensational baseball song
- Odd Man Out: a year on the mound with a minor league misfit
- “As They See ‘Em” (Scribner)
- The Road to Omaha (St. Martin’s Press)
- Sugar (film about the road to the Bigs from the Dominican Republic)
About the Cape League
- The Last Best League by Jim Collins
- Touching the Game: The Story of the Cape Cod Baseball League (DVD)
- Summer Ball by Diane Troy (for kids)
- For a complete list of CCBL books, visit our Amazon list “Learn about the Cape Cod Baseball League“