The slate is in for Casey Award finalists

November 4, 2014

From the editors of Spitball Magazine, here are the finalists for the 2014 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year:

  • Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson, by Doug Wilson
  • The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title that Became a National Obsession, by Rick Huhn
  • The Fight of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal and John Roseboro Turned Baseball’s Ugliest Brawl into a Story of Forgiveness and Redemption, by John Rosengren
  • Jackie and Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and the Breaking of Baseball’s Color Line, by William C. Kashatus
  • Johnny Evers: A Baseball Life, by Dennis Snelling
  • Mover and Shaker: Walter O’Malley, the Dodgers, and Baseball’s Westward Expansion , by Andy McCue
  • A Nice Little Place on the North Side , by George F. Will
  • Nolan Ryan: The Making of a Pitcher, by Rob Goldman
  • Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876-1950, by Scott Simkus
  • Pete Rose: An American Dilemma, by Kostya Kennedy
  • Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball, by Roger Kahn
  • 1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever, by Bill Madden

Congrats to all the worthy authors for their contributions to baseball lit.

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