Chicago Literature Index — Literary Sports

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 1.  You Know Me, Al
Ring Lardner
Ring Lardner link
1914 LS
 2.  My Baseball Diary
James Farrell
James T. Farrell link
1957 LS
 3.  Veeck As In Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck
Bill Veeck
Bill Veeck link
1962 LS
 4.  Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series
Eliot Asinof 1963 LS
 5.  A Fan’s Notes
Frederick Exley
Frederick Exley link
1968 LS
 6.  I Am Third
Gale Sayers (with Al Silverman) 1970 NFLS
 7.  Brian Piccolo: A Short Season
Jeannie Morris 1972 NFLSBio
 8.  The DuSable Panthers: The Greatest, Blackest, Saddest Team from the Meanest Streets in Chicago
Ira Berkow
Ira Berkow link
1978 NFLS
 9.  Shoeless Joe
W.P. Kinsella 1982 LS
 10.  Deadlock

A V.I. Warshawski mystery (#2)

Sara Paretsky
Sara Paretsky link
1984 FMysSMysLS
 11.  She’s on First
Barbara Gregorich
Barbara Gregorich link
1987 FNovLS
 12.  Drover and the Designated Hitter
Bill Granger
Bill Granger link
1991 LS
 13.  Murder in Wrigley Field
Crabbe Evers 1991 LS
 14.  The Catcher Was a Spy
Nicholas Dawidoff 1994 LS
 15.  Murder at Wrigley Field
Troy Soos 1996 LS
 16.  Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago
Peter Rutkoff 2001 FNovLS
 17.  Lost in the Ivy
Randy Richardson
Randy Richardson link
2005 LS
 18.  Three Strikes, You’re Dead

A Snap Malek mystery (#1)

Robert Goldsborough
Robert Goldsborough link
2005 FMysSMysLS
 19.  Sox and the City: A Fan’s Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of ’67 to the Wizards of Oz
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper link
 20.  Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year
Donald G. Evans (Ed.)
Donald G. Evans link
2008 LS
 21.  The Man With Two Arms
Billy Lombardo
Billy Lombardo link
2010 LS
 22.  The Comeback Season


Jennifer E. Smith 2011 LS
 23.  Wrigley Field: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Chicago Cubs
Ira Berkow
Ira Berkow link
2014 NFLS
 24.  Called Out
Floyd Sullivan
Floyd Sullivan link
2017 LS
 25.  My Cubs: A Love Story
Scott Simon
Scott Simon link
 26.  All the Dreams We’ve Dreamed: A Story of Hoops and Handguns on Chicago’s West Side
Rus Bradburd
Rus Bradburd link
2018 NFLS