CASEY AWARD 
FOR
BEST BASEBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR
1983-2003
        TED WILLIAMS
BABE RUTH           

The CASEY Award was inaugurated in 1983 by Mike Shannon and W.J. Harrison, the editors and co-founders of Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine, because up to that time there had never been any award specifically designated to honor the authors and publishers of outstanding baseball books.  The CASEY Award itself is a bronze plaque, which is mounted on a wooden base. The plaques are manufactured by the Newman Brothers Company of Cincinnati and feature the original Spitball Napoleon Lajoie-holding-a-quill-pen logo, which was designed by the Magazine’s first art director, Blair Gibeau.


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2003 Michael Lewis The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
2002 Howard Bryant Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston
2001 Tom Stanton The Final Season
2000 Reed Browning Cy Young
1999 Neal Karlen Slouching Towards Fargo
1998 David Pietrusza Judge and Jury: K.M. Landis
1997 Thomas Dyja Play for a Kingdom
1996 Marty Appel Slide, Kelly, Slide
1995 Henry W. Thomas Walter Johnson
1994 John Helyar Lords of the Realm
1993 Michael Gershman The Evolution of the Ball Park
1992 Phil Dixon Negro Leagues: A History
1991 Bruce Kuklick To Everything a Season
1990 Harold Seymour The People's Game
1989 Mike Sowell The Pitch That Killed
1988 John B. Holway Blackball Stars
1987 Paul M. Sommers Diamonds Are Forever
1986 Bill James Historical Abstracts
1985 Roger Kahn Good Enough to Dream
1984 Peter Golenbock Bums
1983 Eric Rolfe Greenberg The Celebrant

 
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