The New York Public Library posted this list of five books that concentrate on a single season, including:
- 1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever by Bill Madden
- Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball—and America—Forever by Tim Wendel
- Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ‘76 by Dan Epstein
- Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City by Jonathan Mahler
- The Bad Guys Won! by Jeff Pearlman
Interestingly, aside from the Madden book, none of the selections are older than 1968 even though there are some very good books about earlier seasons, including Cait Murphy’s Crazy ’08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History and David Halberstam’s October 1964 and Summer of ’49, to name just a few.