If you know of any stories or novels I may have missed, please let me know:
Steven Silver.


Paolo Bacigalupi,  Zombie Baseball Beatdown. Little, Brown, 2013. Purchase from Amazonnew1.gif (111 bytes)
Robert H. Beer, "The Winning Spirit." Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
Steven Bryan Bieler. "Tinkers to Evers to Chance." Full Spectrum, edited by Lou Aronica & Shawna McCarthy. Bantam Spectra, 1988. new1.gif (111 bytes)
Lloyd Biggle, Jr., "Who's On First?" If, 8/58.
Michael Bishop, Brittle Innings. Bantam, 1994. Purchase from Amazon
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, "Distance," Analog 2/03.
Nelson Bond, "The Einstein Inshoot." Astounding, 11/38.
Bova, Ben.  "Grandfather Sam."  Chicon 2000 Guest of Honor Publication.  8/00. 
Ben Bova & Rick Wilber, "The Babe, the Iron Horse and Mr. McGillicuddy." Asimov's. 3/97.
George Bowering. "October 1, 1961." Taking the Field: The Best of Baseball Fiction, edited by George Bowering. Red Deer, 1990. new1.gif (111 bytes)
Ray Bradbury, "The Great Black and White Game."  American Mercury, 1945.
Terry Bramlett, "Retirement." Golden Age SF:  Tales of a Bygone Era, edited by Eric T. Reynolds. Hadley Rille Books, 2006.  Purchase from Amazon
Darryl Brock, If I Never Get Back. Crown, 1990.
Darryl Brock, Two in the Field. Plume, 2002.
Walter R. Brooks, Freddie and the Baseball Team From Mars. Overlook, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
Robert Browne (a.k.a. Marvin Karlins), The New AToms Bombshell. Ballantine, 1980.
R.A. Cabral, The Pitch:  The Adventures of Luther Woundup and His Magical Orange Ball, Booksurge, 2004.  Purchase from Amazon
Ron Carlson, "Sunny Billy Day." Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
Ron Carlson, "Zanduce at Second." Harper's.
Michael Chabon, Summerland. Atheneum, 2002. Purchase from Amazon
Donald Colvin, "Half Past Alligator." Galaxy, 9/53.
Robert Coover, The Universal Baseball Association Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. Random House, 1968. Purchase from Amazon
Valentine Davies, It Happens Every Spring. Farrar, 1949. 
Peter Delacorte, Time On My Hands. Scribner's, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Gordon R. Dickson & Poul Anderson, "Joy in Mudville." F&SF, 11/55.
Stefano Donati, "Two Men On, Bases Empty." Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
James F. Donohue, Spitballs and Holt Water. Avon, 1977.
Gardner Dozois, "The Hanging Curve." FS&F, 4/02.
Gardner Dozois, "The Mayan Variation." Amazing, 9/84.
George Alec Effinger, "Naked to the Invisible Eye." Analog, 5/73.
Philip Josť Farmer, Flesh, 1960
Esther Friesner, "Jesus at the Bat." F&SF, 7/94.
Augustine Funnell, "Maxie Silas." Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
Paul Gallico, "The Word of Babe Ruth." Baseball 3000. Edited by Frank McSherry, et al. Elsevier/Nelson, 1981.
Henry Garfield, Tartabull's Throw, Atheneum, 2001. Purchase from Amazon
Bill Granger, The New York Yanquis. Arcade, 1995. Purchase from Amazon
Robert Grossbach, "Jew on a Chip." F&SF, 12/97.
Jack C. Haldeman, "Home Team Advantage." IASFM, Fall 1977.
Jack C. Haldeman, "Louisville Slugger." Asimov's, 7/77.
Jack C. Haldeman, "Thrill of Victory." Asimov's, 1/78.
Pete Hamill.  Snow in August.  Little, Brown,  5/97. Purchase from Amazon
Ed Hoch. "Centaur Fielder for the Yankees."Isaac Asimov's Magical World of Fantasy 6-Mythical Beasties, edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, and Charles G. Waugh. Signet Books, 1986.
Alexander Irvine, "Agent Provocateur." Strange Horizons, April 2001.
Alexander Irvine, One King, One Soldier, Del Rey, 2004. Purchase from Amazon  
Marvin Karlins, The Last Man is Out.  Prentice-Hall, 1969.
Katharine Kerr, Polar City Blues. Acacia, 1992. Purchase from Amazon
Katharine Kerr & Kate Daniel, Polar City Nightmare. Orion, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
John Kessel, Corrupting Dr. Nice. Tor, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
John Kessel, "The Franchise." Asimov's, 8/93.
John Kessel, "Judgment Call." Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
Stephen King, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.  Scribner, 1999. Purchase from Amazon
W.P. Kinsella, Baseball Fantastic. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
W.P. Kinsella, "The Baseball Spur." The Thrill of the Grass. Penguin, 1984. Purchase from Amazon
W.P. Kinsella, "The Battery." The Thrill of the Grass. Penguin, 1984. Purchase from Amazon
W.P. Kinsella, Box Socials. Ballentine, 1992.
W.P. Kinsella, "Fred Noonan Flying Services." Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
W.P. Kinsella, "How I Got My Nickname." The Thrill of the Grass. Penguin, 1984. Purchase from Amazon
W.P. Kinsella, "The Indestructible Hadrian Wilks." Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
W.P. Kinsella, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy. Ballentine, 1986. Purchase from Amazon
W.P. Kinsella, "The Night Manny Mota Tied the Record." The Thrill of the Grass. Penguin, 1984. Purchase from Amazon
W.P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe. Ballentine, 1983. Purchase from Amazon
W.P. Kinsella, "Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa." Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa. Southern Methodist University Press, 1980. Purchase from Amazon
W.P. Kinsella, "The Thrill of the Grass." The Thrill of the Grass. Penguin, 1984. Purchase from Amazon
Mark LaFlamme, Asterisk. Booklocker, 2006.
Kim Allen Lang, Wild and Outside. 1966.
Michael Libling, "Mosquito League." F&SF, 8/97.
Bernard Malamud, The Natural. Harcourt, Brace, 1952. Purchase from Amazon
Barry N. Malzberg & Bill Pronzini, "On Account of Darkness." F&SF, 11/77.
Bruce McAllister, "The Southpaw." Asimov's, 8/93.
Gordon McAlpine, Joy in Mudville.  Dutton 1989.  Purchase from Amazon
Malcolm K. McClintock, "Living in the Baseball Game." Amazing, 1/88.
Frank McSherry, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles Waugh. Baseball 3000. Elsevier/Nelson, 1981.
John A. Miller, Coyote Moon.  Forge 2003.  Purchase from Amazon
Randy Miller, "The Scout, the Slugger and the Stripper." Excalibur. edited by Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg & Edward E. Kramer, May 1995.
Bob Mitchell, Once Upon a Fastball. Kensington, 2008.
William Morrison (a.k.a. Joseph Samachson), "Star Slugger." F&SF, 6/56.
Scott Nicholson, "The Vampire Shortstop." Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
Bob Olsen, "The Educated Pill," Amazing Stories, 7/28
Frank O'Rourke, "The Heavenly World Series." Esquire, 1952.
Louis Phillips, "Ted Williams Storms the Gates of Heaven." Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
Frederik Pohl, "The Celebrated No-Hit Inning." Fantastic Universe, 9/56.
Robert Reed, "Starbuck," F&SF, 4/06.   
Mike Resnick, The Outpost.  Tor, 2001. Purchase from Amazon
Kim Stanley Robinson, "Arthur Sternbach Brings the Curveball to Mars." The Martians. Bantam Spectra, 1999. Purchase from Amazon
L.K. Rogers, "Drayton's Ace." Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
Calvin Ross, The Aliens of Summer.  Distant Starr, 1994. 
Philip Roth, The Great American Novel. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973. Purchase from Amazon
David Sandner & Jacob Weisman, "Lost October." Baseball Fantastic, edited by W.P. Kinsella. Quarry Press, 2000. Purchase from Amazon
Robert Scherrer, "Extra Innings," Analog, 11/04.   
Harper Scott. How I Helped the Chicago Cubs (Finally) Win the World Series, Aardwolf Press, 2005. Purchase from Amazon
Rod Serling, "The Mighty Casey." Baseball 3000.  Edited by Frank McSherry, et al. Elsevier/Nelson, 1981.
Sherwin, Byron L.. The Cubs and the Kabbalist:   How a Kabbalah-Master Helped the Chicago Cubs Win Their First World Series Since 1908, West Oak Press, 2006. Purchase from Amazon
Larry Siegel, "Another Chance for Casey," American Legion Magazine, 1950
Michael Skeet. "Breaking Ball." Tesseracts3. Edited by Candas Jane Dorsey.   Porcepic Books, 1990. Purchase from Amazon
Dean Wesley Smith. "Brown Betsy." Alternate Outlaws. edited by Michael Resnick. Tor, 10/94.
Will Stanton, "Dodger Fan." F&SF, 6/57.
Don Strachan, King of Diamonds, Penthe, 2004. Purchase from Amazon  
Theodore Sturgeon, "How to Forget About Baseball." Sports Illustrated, 1963.
Shane Tourtellotte, "High and Away." Artemis, Summer 2000. 
Harry Turtledove, "Batboy." F&SF, 12/88. 
Harry Turtledove, "Designated Hitter." F&SF, 6/90.
Harry Turtledove, "The House That George Built." Tor.com, 6/23/09.
Harry Turtledove, "The Star and the Rockets." Tor.com, 11/17/09.
Harry Turtledove, Worldwar: In the Balance. Del Rey, 1994. Purchase from Amazon
Harry Turtledove, Worldwar: Striking the Balance. Del Rey, 1996. Purchase from Amazon
Harry Turtledove, Worldwar: Tilting the Balance. Del Rey, 1995. Purchase from Amazon
Harry Turtledove, Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. Del Rey, 1996. Purchase from Amazon
Edo van Belkom, "Baseball Memories." Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature. Volume 2, Number 1, Fall 1989.
James van Pelt, "The Comeback."  Analog, 4/00.
Douglass Wallop, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, Norton, 1954.
David Weber, War of Honor.  Baen 2002.  Purchase from Amazon
Andrew Weiner, "Streak." Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 5/92.
Nathaniel Norsen Weinreb, "Devil Play." Fantastic Universe, 4/55.
Scott Westerfeld, "Unsportsmanlike Conduct," SciFiction 4/9/03.
Leslie What, "Magic Carpets." Realms of Fantasy, 9-10/95.
Rick Wilber, "Bridging." Phobias.   Edited by Wendy Webb, Richard Gilliam & Ed Kramer.  Pocket, 1994.  Purchase from Amazon
Rick Wilber, "In Boise." Joltin' Joe DiMaggio, edited by Richard Gilliam, 1999. 
Rick Wilber, "Run Down West." World Fantasy Program Book, 1996. 
Rick Wilber, "Sixty Feet and Sinking." Spitball, 1991. 
Rick Wilber, "Something Real." Asimov's, 4-5/2012. 
Rick Wilber, "Stephen to Cora to Joe." Where Garagiola Waits and Other Baseball Stories. University of Tampa Press, 1999.  Purchase from Amazon
Rick Wilber, "Straight Changes." F&SF, 4/98. 
Rick Wilber, "Where Garagiola Waits." F&SF, 4/97.
Rick Wilber, Where Garagiola Waits and Other Baseball Stories. University of Tampa Press, 1999.  Purchase from Amazon
Nancy Willard, Things Invisible to See.  Knopf, 1984.
Jack Williamson, Trapped in Space. Doubleday, 1968.

In the film version of Arthur C. Clarke's 2010, the characters Curnow and Floyd (played by John Lithgow and Roy Scheider) have a conversation about baseball stadiums and the relative merits of their hotdogs, eventually deciding that you can't grow good hotdogs indoors.

Not SF, but of interest are Karen Joy Fowler's The Sweetheart Season, Henry Holt, 1996 and Ivan Felt & Harris Conklin's Believeniks! 2005: The Year We Wrote A Book About the Mets, Doubleday, 2006 (pseudonymously written by Jonathan Lethem and Christopher Sorrantino).

For more novels about baseball, see T. Morris's Guide to Baseball Fiction.


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