About Play by the Book

This spring, the Peabody Institute Library is pleased to present Play by the Book, a city-wide reading program packed with events focused on baseball!

During Play by the Book, all members of the Peabody community are encouraged to share books about baseball. The library has selected a number of recommended titles, designed to please readers of all ages. Adults are encouraged to check out The Natural by Bernard Malamud and Double Play by Robert Parker. Teens will love Carl Deuker’s High Heat. Children are sure to enjoy Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey, Mudball by Matt Tavares, The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John Ritter and Two Hotdogs with Everything by Paul Haven.

And with Play by the Book, book are just the beginning! The library will host a series of exciting events for baseball enthusiasts of all ages. Learn about “history ball” from the Essex Baseball Club, meet Mary Pratt of the All American Girl’s Professional Baseball League, meet “Mr. Red Sox” Johnny Pesky and much more!

This blog is your online gateway to all things related to Play by the Book! Check back regularly to discuss the your favorite baseball books, check out photos from our events and learn what’s next in the wonderful world of books and baseball!

We hope you will join us for Play by the Book!

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