Batting orders (& prices) vary according to your roster (reading tastes & budget). Here are a few suggestions for starters selected in no particular order from the 99 or so books I currently have available. This first list is all Non-Fiction....
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Organized Baseball has a history populated with colorful characters.
This week I am listing dozens of biographies featuring individual players or managers (some famous, some obscure) that contributed to baseball lore in their own way.