Willie's Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, The Last Negro League World Series, and the Making of a Baseball Legend by John Klima is due out August 31. Klima has some thoughts at his blog.
On a related note, Rickwood Field, where the Barons and other teams played, and the oldest still-in-use ballpark in the U.S., will be restored. A museum will also be built there that will honor the city’s baseball history, which includes the Negro Leagues and the Southern League.
Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend by James Hirsch.
Much-anticipated authorized biography on Mays. Due out Feb 9 and comes in at a whopping 624 pages!
The First Fall Classic : The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912 by Mike Vaccaro
Amazon shows a release of October 6, 2009.
Also, Brett Friedlander, author of Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams' Doc Graham will sign copies at Nationals Park this Sunday.