The Boys of Summer is a 1972 non-fiction baseball book by Roger Kahn. After recounting his childhood in Brooklyn and his life as a young reporter on the New York Herald Tribune, the author relates some history of the Brooklyn Dodgers up to their victory in the 1955 World Series. - Wikipedia #sportsnovels
This movie did a very credible job of bringing an even better book (Shoeless Joe, by W.P. Kinsella) to life. Highly recommend it to those that believe baseball can only be the creation of a higher power.
Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life is a 1992 autobiographical book by British author Nick Hornby. The book is the basis for two films: Fever Pitch (UK) was released in 1997, and Fever Pitch (U.S.) in 2005. The first edition included the sub-title "A Fan's Life", but later paperback editions did not. - Wikipedia #sportsbooks