Baseball

By Dorothy Seymour Mills, Harold Seymour,

Book cover of Baseball: The Golden Age

Book description

Following the story begun in Baseball: The Early Years, Harold Seymour explores the glorious and grevious era when the game truly captured the American imagination with legendary figures like Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, but also appalled fans with startling scandals. The Golden Age begins with the formation of the…

Shepherd is reader supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. (learn more)

Why read it?

1 author picked Baseball as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

The book is a scholarly interpretation of Major League Baseball from 1903-1930. Harold Seymour was regarded as one of the premier baseball scholars in America, concentrating on the business and social aspects of the game. His work is a tremendous source for aspiring writers and those interested in the fine points of baseball rather than an accumulation of box scores. Seymour devotes time to the 1919 World Series fix and how much gambling was a part of the game. The rise to power of Commissioner Landis and his quest to purify baseball is a compelling part of the narrative.

From Scott's list on baseball history books.

Want books like Baseball?

Our community of 6,000+ authors has personally recommended 10 books like Baseball.

Browse books like Baseball

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in baseball, MBL, and Jackie Robinson?

6,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about baseball, MBL, and Jackie Robinson.

Baseball Explore 98 books about baseball
MBL Explore 15 books about MBL
Jackie Robinson Explore 13 books about Jackie Robinson