There’s an excuse to put a fire on and curl up with a great book. Discover and share these book recommendations. Get lost within the pages, and find yourself on the playing field.

I Found Someone to Play With

A Hard Road to Glory: The African American Athlete in Baseball

The Story of Negro League Baseball

Heroes of the Negro Leagues

Playing America’s Game: The Story of Negro League Baseball

The Negro Leagues – 40 Years of Black Professional Baseball in Words and Pictures

The Negro Baseball Leagues: A Photographic History

Rickey and Robinson: The Men Who Broke the Color Barrier

Every Other Sunday

The Forgotten Players: The Story of Black Baseball in America

Baseball and the Color Line

Don’t Let Anyone Take Your Joy Away: An Inside Look at Negro League Baseball and It’s Legacy

The Negro Leagues, 1869-1960

Satchel Paige and Company: Essays on the Kansas City Monarchs, Their Greatest Stars and Negro Leagues

Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African American Baseball


The Forgotten History of America’s Negro Leagues

Baseball Stars: Negro League Pioneers

Black Diamonds – Life in the Negro Leagues from the Men Who Lived It

Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues, Revised Edition

The Complete Book of Baseball’s Negro Leagues: The Other Half of Baseball History

Few and Chosen – Defining Negro Leagues Greatness

Carrying Jackie’s Torch: The Players Who Integrated Baseball and America

Voices from the Negro Leagues: Conversation with 52 Baseball Standouts

Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Fall of a Black Institution

Black Baseball Entrepreneurs 1860-1901

The Negro Southern League A Baseball History 1920-1951

Black Barons of Birmingham: The South’s Greatest Negro League Team and Its Players

Amazing Baseball Heroes: Inspirational Negro League Stories

Baseball: A Special Gift from God


The Negro Southern League Museum regrets to inform the passing of beloved Negro League Player, James "Jake" Sanders.

See Letter from Mayor Randall Woodfin to the family of the beloved Mr. Jake Sanders.