It’s been a great weekend for Cleveland sports!  So Clevelanders, throw on some red and root on the sizzling-hot Indians.  I know just watching the games isn’t enough for you, so here are a few gems from Terry Pluto to help you increase your sports enjoyment, be it the Indians, Browns or Cavs.

  • Dealing: The Cleveland Indians’ New Ballgame: How a Small-Market Team Reinvented Itself as a Major League Contender
  • False Start: How the New Browns Were Set Up to Fail
  • Joe Tait: It’s Been a Real Ball: Stories from a Hall-of-Fame Sports Broadcasting Career

And if you want some preparation for tonight’s big game, try Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan’s Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks, by Zack Hample.

And two final words, GO TRIBE!

– Steve

Play Ball! The Great American Pastime in Books and Film

Spring has finally arrived in Northeast Ohio! Along with sunshine and warm weather, sports fans are also enjoying some great baseball. Listening to a rare weekday afternoon game during my lunch break got me thinking about the Great American pastime here in Cleveland. Sure it’s been a while since we’ve won a World Series (1948), but we will always be able to claim great Cy Young as a hometown hero. The Cleveland Spiders are long gone, as is the stadium at League Park, but Young’s legacy lives on with a pitching award that bares his name. Cy Young still holds the record for most career wins (511) in all of Major League Baseball. If you are interested in more Cleveland Indians history, head on in to the library!

league park tales from the dugout good bad ugly cy young

Maybe you’re looking for a fiction book about baseball. No problem! We have those too.

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In the mood for a baseball movie? You’ll want to look for these:

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This is just a small sampling of all the baseball goodies you’ll find at the library.

Happy Reading!