If you're sorry to see baseball season in its last stretch, here are extra innings of reading.
All the Right Angles: From Gear Ratios to Calculating Odds: Mathematics in the World of Sports (Firefly) by Joel Levy uses infographics to explain relativity, trajectory and momentum in baseball as well as the math and science of other sports.
Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero (Celebra) by the Clemente family is an intimate look at a great athlete and humanitarian, Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who was tragically killed in a plane crash at age 38.
Zombie Baseball Beatdown (Little, Brown) by Paolo Bacigalupi is a zany novel for young readers about three baseball fans who find their bats may be key to surviving a zombie apocalypse — zombie cows, that is.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor