A literary substitute for actually watching this year’s World Series UPDATE

October 21, 2014

Update: A new title has been added to the mix and new prices are in effect. The changes have been reflected below.

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding this year’s World Series match-up is less than a major rush. The folks at MLB and the rest of the media have their work cut out for them trying to make this anything but a ratings flop. Count on strained connections between Kansas City and San Francisco that just aren’t as sexy as had, say, New York or Boston been involved.

That said, a new literary promotion kicks off in honor of the Fall Classic, with nine Kindle baseball books offered for just 99 cents each (actually, two cost $1.99) for the next seven days.

It’s a nice mish-mash of topics. The titles include a former Casey Award winner, an early Pat Jordan release, and a seminal account of early Negro League baseball from Sol White.

Here’s the lineup:

  • http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Mf0a4cuyL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgThe Book of Baseball Literacy, 3rd Ed., by David Martinez
  • The Greatest Show on Dirt, by James Bailey
  • High and Inside, by Russell Rowland
  • Nine Bucks a Pound, by James Bailey
  • The Ringer, by Jenny Shank ($1.99)
  • The Rules Abide, by Jim Tosches
  • Slouching Toward Fargo, by Neal Karlen (1999 Casey winner, $1.99)
  • Sol White’s Official Base Ball Guide ($1.99)
  • The Suitors of Spring, by Pat Jordan
  • Parker Field, by Howard Owen ($1.99)

You can find summaries of the books here.

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