From scientific facts on the physics of throwing a curve-ball to biographies of some of the greatest players in history, this list offers amazing stories and thrilling fiction about playing the game popularly known as 'America's pastime.'

The Girl Who Threw Butterflies

Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season

Change-up: Mystery at the World Series

Babe Ruth: A Twentieth-Century Life

Shakespeare Makes The Playoffs

Center Field

Baseball Crazy : Ten Short Stories That Cover All the Bases

Mexican Whiteboy

Six innings: A Game in the Life

21: The Story of Roberto Clemente

The Comeback Season

Satchel Paige : Striking Out Jim Crow

Why a Curveball Curves : The Incredible Science of Sports

The Big Field