The Colorado Curveball

BALLPARK MYSTERIES: 16: The Colorado Curveball By: David A.Kelly, Illustrated by Mark Meyers; Random House Books for Young Readers; 2020 David A. Kelly’s Ballpark Mystery, The Colorado Curveball gives young baseball fans a special opportunity to appreciate and learn the science and history surrounding the Rockies’ Stadium*. When cousins, Kate and Mike, arrive at the ballpark […]

Christmas In Cooperstown

CHRISTMAS IN COOPERSTOWN By David A. Kelly, Illustrated by Mark Meyers; Random House Books for Young Readers; Illustrated Edition; 2017 We wish you an extra inning. We wish you an extra inning. We wish you an extra inning. And a leadoff home run! In David A. Kelly’s book, Christmas at Cooperstown, cousins Mike and Kate […]

Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Guide: Baseball

BASEBALL: Celebrate America’s national pastime in pictures; the history, the heroes, the gear, and the games By James Kelley; Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff; 2000 The Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Guide Baseball provides wonderful and quick snapshots to perk the curiosity of fans of all ages. From baseball’s beginnings, the history behind the development of the gear worn […]

Catching The Moon

CATCHING THE MOON: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream By: Crystal Hubbard, Illustrated by Randy Duburke; Lee & Low Books; 2010 Marcenia Lyle loved baseball. Those 4 words introduce readers to a young African American girl who thought there wasn’t anything better than baseball. In 1930 St. Louis, Marcenia played baseball with all […]

The Bat Boy and his Violin

THE BAT BOY AND HIS VIOLIN  By Gavin Curtis, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis; Aladdin; 2001 Reginald loves to play his violin. His father is the manager of the Dukes, the worst team in the Negro National League in 1948 after Jackie Robinson went over to play for the white teams. Gavin Curtis’ book shares […]

Sportsman’s Park Seat

Why is a beat up ol’ blue seat in this museum? How did I end up here? What have I seen or done to warrant being on display in the National Ballpark Museum? Well, I hope you have some time because I have a few stories to share. Museums house relics and artifacts that represent […]

The 34 Ton Bat

THE 34-TON BAT: The story of baseball as told through Bobbleheads, Cracker Jacks, Jock Straps, Eye Black and 375 Other Strange and Unforgettable Objects  By Steve Rushin; Little, Brown and Company; 2013 Written by our volunteer Stacie Nelson! This is a fun and entertaining book that explores lesser known facts in the history of America’s pastime. It […]

The Blake Street Bombers

THE BLAKE STREET BOMBERS By Manny Randhawa; Independently Published; 2019 Written by our fabulous volunteer Stacie Nelson! Dante Bichette, Ellis Burks, Vinny Castilla, Andres Galarraga, and Larry Walker – The Blake Street Bombers created a legacy from the beginning for the Colorado Rockies! Any Colorado Rockies fan will treasure this wonderful walk back in time to […]

Hank Aaron – Brave in Every Way

BRAVE IN EVERY WAY  By Peter Golenbock Illustrated by Paul Lee; HMH Books for Young Readers; 2005 Hank Aaron-Brave in Every Way is another wonderful biography from Peter Golenbock. It is beautifully written for young readers to understand and appreciate the life of Hank Aaron, and the vivid illustrations give readers strong images to enhance […]

The Triple Play Twins

BALL PARK MYSTERIES #17: TRIPLE PLAY TWINS  By David A. Kelly; Illustrated by Mark Meyers; Random House Books for Young Readers; 2021 This review was written by our volunteer Stacie Nelson David A Kelly’s latest Ballpark Mystery The Triple Play Twins is an exciting adventure featuring cousins Mike and Kate. Kate’s mom is in Minneapolis to […]