What are the best books about Minor League Baseball?

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    #1Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit

    Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit

    Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit is a memoir written by Matt McCarthy. Published in 2009, Odd Man Out describes the author's experiences in Minor League Baseball.

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    Yang Lee
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Matt McCarthy sheds some serious light on life in the Minor leagues. He takes us into a glimpse of the lifestyle which blew me away. Some people say that McCarthy is an elitist and snob because of his education and how he seems to separate himself from the issues that went on. I like to rather think that he writes as an observer and he isn't trying to separate himself and be a snob. i can see how others think that though after reading this book."
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    #2Sophomore Campaign: A Mickey Tussler Novel

    Sophomore Campaign: A Mickey Tussler Novel
    Sophomore Campaign is a sports historical fiction written by Frank Nappi. Published in 2012 by Sky Pony Press, it focuses on the story of Mickey Tussler. Sophomore Campaign is the second book included in the Mickey Tussler book series.
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    Yolanda Escobar
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Sophomore Campaign: A Mickey Tussler Novel somehow makes numerous social issues relevant to the sport of minor league baseball. I found this book enjoyable for the sports portions, but truly engaging when it entered the realm of social justice and injustice. A great read!"
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    #3Where Nobody Knows Your Name

    Where Nobody Knows Your Name

    Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball is a non-fiction book by John Feinstein. Published in 2014, it focuses on the experiences of minor league baseball players.

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    Donald Dean
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is a fantastic book about the life of a Minor League player and not so much the sport itself. I mean, you'll definitely get enough Baseball out of it, but at the end of the day it's more about the experiences of a nameless person in the eyes of said sport than the sport itself."
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    #4The Legend of Mickey Tussler

    The Legend of Mickey Tussler

    The Legend of Mickey Tussler is a sports historical fiction written by Frank Nappi. Published in 2008, it focuses on the story of Mickey Tussler. The Legend of Mickey Tussler is the first book in the Mickey Tussler book series.

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    Martha Stevens
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "A unique story about a special kind of young man who overcomes tremendous odds. It is a compelling story about a boy with autism who overcomes his disability to play baseball"
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    #5Wild and Outside

    Wild and Outside

    Wild and Outside: How a Renegade Minor League Revived the Spirit of Baseball in America's Heartland is a book by Stefan Fatsis. Published in 1995, it focuses on the influence of a breakaway league to revive the spirit of baseball in America.

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    Rachel Banks
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I'm not a huge baseball fan, so this book didn't speak to me like it would for big sports fans. I did appreciate the history that is documented and how it ties to the American spirit."
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    #6The 26th Man

    The 26th Man

    The 26th Man: One Minor League Pitcher's Pursuit of a Dream is a non-fiction book by Steve Fireovid and Mark Winegardner. Published in 1991, it focuses on the story of Steve Fireovid and his experiences in playing in the Minor League.

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    Brandon Sullivan
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I'm a giant fan of baseball and live in a town with a minor league baseball team and have always been interested in learning more about what it is like to play in the minor leagues. When I stumbled upon this book I knew I had to read it. The book really gave a good firsthand description of what it was like to try to pitch and make a name yourself in the minor leagues. I really enjoyed reading this book."
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    #7The 33-Year-Old Rookie

    The 33-Year-Old Rookie

    The 33-Year-Old Rookie: How I Finally Made it to the Big Leagues After Eleven Years in the Minors is a memoir written by Chris Coste. Published in 2008, it focuses on the author's experience in playing in the Minor League.

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    Vihaan Nair
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "has good reviews and people seem to really enjoy it"
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    #8Steal Away Home

    Steal Away Home

    Steal Away Home is a sports novel written by Billy Coffey. Published in 2018, it focuses on the story of Owen Cross and his journey on trying to find a balance between the game he loves and the woman he loves.

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    Judy Schmidt
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a very interesting novel, not one that I would have picked out for myself. It was in a stack of books that my daughter picked up and brought home - and so I read it. My only hesitation is that I'm not Christian and this is pretty heavy on the faith based stuff. That said, it's sweet and well written and the author is talented. The theme about sports is also important and it gives you a perspective of what it's like to be a player in the minors. I think most people will like it. "
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    #9Chasing a Dream

    Chasing a Dream

    Chasing a Dream is a sports novel written by C. J. Boerger. Published in 2012, it focuses on the journey of 33-year-old Charlie Becker, a promising baseball player who's stuck in the Minor Leagues.

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    Sean Diaz
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I always like reading about people like me. I mean, I'm not a washed up pitcher, but this is more inline with the Roseanne school of biography. You can really learn lessons from other hardships, and lessons aplenty are to be found within Chasing a Dream. Some days, I think maybe I can escape the clutches of the Mechanical Turk and become something, but then reality hits, and I find myself just striking out again, much like Charlie."
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    #10Heart of the Game: Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America

    Heart of the Game: Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America

    Heart of the Game: Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America is a book written by S. L. Price. Published in 2009, it focuses on the history of Minor League Baseball.

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    Christian Thomas
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Baseball fans will enjoy reading this. If you're not a baseball fan you might get some enjoyment out of it, but its not likely. Bottom line; pass if you don't love "America's pastime.""

Summary

Best What are the best books about Minor League Baseball
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League MisfitBooks 34 Paid
2Sophomore Campaign: A Mickey Tussler NovelBooks 31 Paid
3Where Nobody Knows Your NameBooks 29 Paid
4The Legend of Mickey TusslerBooks 27 Paid
5Wild and OutsideBooks 25 Paid
6The 26th ManBooks 22 Paid
7The 33-Year-Old RookieBooks 21 Paid
8Steal Away HomeBooks 20 Paid
9Chasing a DreamBooks 17 Paid
10Heart of the Game: Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League AmericaBooks 15 Paid
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