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baseball books for people writing fiction about baseball: a list
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Away Games: The Life and Times of a Latin Ballplayer, Marcos Breton and Jose Luis Villegas (1999)
Bluegrass Baseball: A Year in the Minor League Life, Katya Cengel (2012)
The Last Best League, Jim Collins (2004)
License to Deal: A Season on the Run with a Maverick Baseball Agent, Jerry Crasnick (2005)
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball, John Feinstein (2014)
The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer's Inside View, Doug Glanville (2010)
Inside Pitch: Life in Professional Baseball, George Gmelch (2001)
The Bullpen Gospels: A Non-Prospect's Pursuit of the Major Leagues and the Meaning of Life, Dirk Hayhurst (2010)
The Jock's Itch: The Fast-Track Private World of the Professional Ballplayer, Tom House (1989)
The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches, Bill James and Rob Neyer (2004)
A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball, Peter Morris (2010)
Nine Innings, Daniel Okrent (1985)
90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other Tales from the Edge of Baseball Fandom, Emma Span (2010)
The Grind: Inside Baseball's Endless Season, Barry Svrluga (2015)
As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires, Bruce Weber (2009)

(suggested by others)
The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime, Jason Turbow (2010)

(2010s-specific--for how the modern game works, right now)
The Best Team Money Can Buy, Molly Knight (2015)
Big Data Baseball, Travis Sawchik (2015)

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