If you feel like reading a book about your favorite baseball player or to discover some interesting material, check out this list we made! We feature the most famous players of all times!
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Baseball biographies: top picks 2020
The most popular biographies of baseball players in 2020, are:
- 24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid (Willie Mays & John Shea, May 2020)
- Baseball Biographies for Kids: The Greatest Players from the 1960s to Today (Biographies of Today’s Best Players) (Dean Burrell, January 2020)
Jackie robinson biography
I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
By Jackie Robinson, published in May 2003
In his autobiography, Jackie Robinson tells you all about his prominent role as the first black player in the major leagues but also spends quite a bit on the ups and downs of his life after baseball.
Jackie Robinson: A Biography
By Arnold Rampersad, published in September 1998
Rampersad was chosen by Rachel Robinson – Jackie’s widow – and given access to all his personal papers, thus providing the most personal biography about the famous baseball player and civil rights activist.
Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
By Sharon Robinson, published in February 2004
The life of baseball icon Jackie Robinson told through the eyes of his only daughter. The book also features family pictures from the Robinsons.
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Jim Thorpe biography
All American: The Rise and Fall of Jim Thorpe
By Bill Crawford, published in October 2004
This Jim Thorpe biography book tells the story of the greatest athlete of the 20th Century. Crawford discusses both his quick rise in his youth and his Olympic triumphs and his downfall leaving him without his Olympic medals and banned from the sports world.
Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe
By Kate Buford, published in March 2012
Kate Buford outlines a portret of a man with much detail for his Native American heritage and his activism therein. She tells the story of his many wins and many losses too and recounts what is maybe the most famous and complex sports story of all times.
Jim Thorpe: A Biography
By William A. Cook, published in June 2011
Whilst most biographies about Jim Thorpe focus on his football and tracking careers, his baseball qualities are often overlooked. This book paints a complete picture of a man who became a legendary and versatile athlete.
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