Thursday, November 14, 2013

List of Favorite Baseball Books

Recommended reading about the game of baseball


Pitching

The Art of Pitching by Tom Seaver

The Art & Science of Pitching by Tom House, Gary Heil, and Steve Johnson

The Picture Perfect Pitcher by Tom House and Paul Reddick

Pitch Like a Pro: A guide for Young Pitchers and their Coaches, Little League through High School by Jim Rosenthal and Leo Mazzone

The Mental ABC's of Pitching: A Handbook for Performance Enhancement by H.A. Dorfman


The complete Guide to Developing High Velocity Pitchers
by Kyle Boddy - Driveline Baseball
In Press, available in December 2014  (Watch the video)



Hitting

The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams

The Mental Keys to Hitting: A Handbook of Strategies for Performance Enhancement by H.A. Dorfman


Coaching

Coaching the Mental Game: Leadership Philosophies and Strategies for Peak Performance in Sports and Everyday Life by H.A. Dorfman

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
The book that explains how talent grows in the brain and how you can grow more of it.

Life is Yours to Win by Augie Garrido


Mental Game

The Mental ABC's of Pitching: A Handbook for Performance Enhancement by H.A. Dorfman

The Mental Game of Baseball: A Guide to Peak Performance by H.A. Dorfman

Just Tell Me I Can't: How Jamie Moyer Defied the Radar Gun and Defeated Time by Jamie Moyer and Larry Platt (a memoir that illustrates the importance of the mental side of baseball)



History of Baseball

I Was Right On Time by Buck O'Neil

The Glory of Their Times by Lawrence Ritter

Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams by Robert Peterson


Off-season Reading

Babe: The Legend Comes to Life by Robert W. Creamer

Ball Four by Jim Bouton 

Cobb: A Biography by Al Stump

Fifty-Nine in '84: Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had by Edward Achorn

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis

Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy by Jane Leavy

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye

Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero by Leigh Montville

The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran by Dirk Hayhurst

The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn

The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron by Howard Bryant

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