Guide to Baseball Novels: T
- Tapply, William G. Follow the Sharks. New York: Scribner's, 1985. Lawyer Brady Coyne (hero of a series of mysteries by Tapply) is drawn into the kidnapping of an ex-ballplayer's son.
Well-constructed and well-written baseball mystery, above average for the genre.
- Tennenbaum, Silvia. Rachel, the Rabbi's Wife. New York: Morrow, 1978. Hard times in the marriage and artistic career of a Long Island rebbetzin.
Baseball is used sparingly but with strong effect in this intensely observed study of Jewish life. A key scene is a visit to a Mets game undertaken by the title character and her son Aaron; baseball also appears throughout as a way for Rachel to think about her life and her body.
- Tooke, C.W. Ballpark Blues. New York: Doubleday, 2003. Cynical sportswriter pals up with mercurial rookie.
Weak details, implausible melodrama mar an otherwise crisply-written story.
- Tommaso, Rich. Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. See Sturm.
- Traisman, Ken. The Chicago Gale. San Jose: Writers Club, 2001. "36-year-old, Jewish-Irish, knuckleball pitcher" Moses Gallagher Green leads a team of characters toward the World Series.
- Travis, J. Patrick. Pitching in the Dark. New York: iUniverse, 2008. Minor-league pitcher and his sister must deal with their mentally-ill mother, who is due to be released from an institution.