Baseball Legends, and a Beloved Song

There’s nothing clinical about “Anatomy of Baseball.” Edited by Lee Gutkind, founding editor of the journal Creative Nonfiction and Andrew Blauner, a literary agent and editor, this collection of 20 essays, most of them never before published, is not a New York book, per se, but it brims with lyrical reminiscences about the love affair between the city and the sport. – Sam Roberts