Books by Lonnie Wheeler

PITCH BY PITCH by Bob Gibson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A captivating account from one of baseball's most formidable pitchers."
Gibson relives in detail, and with many asides, the brilliant first game he threw against the Detroit Tigers in the 1968 World Series. Read full book review >
INTANGIBALL by Lonnie Wheeler
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A good book for baseball fans who already know, or think they know, about the specific players named."
Sportswriter Wheeler—co-author of memoirs by Hank Aaron and Mike Piazza, among others—makes the case that baseball statistics should be examined in tandem with the intangibles of a player's character when assembling a winning team. Read full book review >
LONG SHOT by Mike Piazza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A superior ballplayer, still a work-in-progress as a human being."
Arguably the game's greatest offensive catcher recounts his controversial career. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 1996

A passionate, perturbing account of one man's Herculean efforts to reach a generation of disenfranchised black youth in the ghettos of San Francisco and beyond. Read full book review >

STRANGER TO THE GAME by Bob Gibson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

One of the great pitchers in baseball history (and one of the most outspoken and disagreeable), Gibson recalls his storied career with the capable help of Wheeler (I Had a Hammer, not reviewed) and shows he's not done being ``difficult.'' A ferocious competitor who made his living pitching high and tight, Gibson had a reputation throughout his 17 years with the St. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

A timely but stubbornly selective autobiography of Detroit's five-time African-American mayor, written with Wheeler (coauthor of Hank Aaron's I Had A Hammer, 1991). Read full book review >