Books by Harvey Frommer and Myrna Katz Frommer



An Oral and Narrative History of
Amazing Jewish Communities


An Oral and Narrative History

Harvey Frommer Baseball Classics

SABR Praise for Harvey Frommer Yankee Baseball books

Frommer, Harvey The New York Yankee Encyclopedia Macmillan, 1997
Lots of terrific photos grace this fine publication. Yankee fans can enjoy analysis of the greatest teams, players and games; even the owners are worthy of a section.

Frommer, Harvey A Yankee Century; a Celebration of the First Hundred Years. Berkley Books, 2002
Appropriate volume for any ardent Yankee fan. The aura of the great team is nicely captured; even stories you know and remember seem new again.

The Collection



  • It Happened in Miami

  • It Happened in the Catskills

  • It Happened in Brooklyn

  • Growing up Jewish in America

    Growing up Jewish in America

  • It Happened on Broadway

    It Happened on Broadway

  • It Happened in Manhattan

    Manhattan at Mid-Century

THE Sports Books
  • When it was Just a Game
    [Available in Paperback]

  • Remembering Fenway Park

  • Remembering Yankee Stadium

  • A Yankee Century & Beyond

  • Five O'clock Lightning: 2015 Edition

  • Where Have All Our Red Sox Gone?

  • Old Time Baseball

    Old Time Baseball: America's Pastime in the Guilded Age

  • Sports Junkies'

    Sports Junkies' Book of Trivia, Terms, and Lingo

  • Red Sox v. Yankees

    Red Sox Vs Yankees (with Fred Frommer)

  • Yankee Century

    A Yankee Century

  • The New York Yankee Encyclopedia

  • Big Apple Baseball

  • Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball2015 Edition

  • Red on Red: the Autobiography of Red Holzman

  • Behind the Lines: The Autobiography of Don Strock

  • Running Tough: the Autobiography of Tony Dorsett

  • Growing Up at Bat: 50th Anniversary Book of Little League Basball

  • Throwing Heat: the Autobiography of Nolan Ryan

  • Primitive Baseball

  • 150th Anniversary Album of Baseball

  • Holzman on Hoops [with Red Holzman]

  • Olympic Controversies

  • Baseball's Greatest Managers

  • Baseball's Hall of Fame

  • Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad

  • Jackie Robinson

  • Baseball's Greatest Records, Streaks and Feats

  • Baseball's Greatest Rivalry

  • Rickey and Robinson

    Rickey and Robinson 2015 Edition

  • Basketball My Way: Nancy Lieberman [with Myrna Frommer]

  • New York City Baseball

  • The Great American Soccer Book

  • Sports Roots

  • Sports Lingo

  • The Martial Arts: Judo and Karate

  • A Sailing Primer [with Ron Weinmann]

  • A Baseball Century

    Oral Memoir
  • Always Up Front

  • Institutional Oral History
  • City Tech: the First 40 Years

Three of Harvey's baseball books are represented in "501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die":
Remembering Fenway Park, Remembering Yankee Stadium and New York City Baseball.

Baseball - MEL ALLEN starred for the Yankees for years as their lead baseball announcer.
CAL ABRAMS was a Jewish player who was a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s.
RICHIE ASHBURN was a star outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies
RED BARBER was one the great broadcasters in baseball history for the Brooklyn Dodgers and then New York Yankees
JIM BOUTON played for several teams wrote the controversial Ball Four.
ROY CAMPANELLA was a Hall of Fame catcher for the old Brooklyn Dodgers
JERRY COLEMAN starred as in infielder for the New York Yankees and was a war hero.
DON LARSEN pitched a Perfect Game in the World Series for the Yankees.
ROBERT MERRILL was a famed opera singer who sang the national anthem at the Stadium for the Yankees.
RED MURFF was a super scout and the man who discovered Nolan Ryan
PHIL RIZZUTO is a Hall of Fame shortstop who starred for the New York Yankees for many seasons.
NOLAN RYAN is one of the all-time great pitchers in baseball history.
MACK ROBINSON, brother of Jackie Robinson
RACHEL ROBINSON, widow of Jackie Robinson
BOB SHEPPARD was the long time legendary voice of the New York Yankees
OZZIE SMITH was a Hall of Fame shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals
DUKE SNIDER starred in centerfield for many years with the Brooklyn Dodgers
MIKE ANDREWS played for the Red Sox from 1966 to 1970. He is Chairman of the Jimmy Fund.
MATT BATTS was mainly a backup catcher for the Red Sox from 1947 through 1951.
CARL BEANE was long-time Public Address announcer and the "Voice of the Red Sox."
RON BLOMBERG was the first Designated Hitter in American League history.
DENNIS RAY "OIL CAN" BOYD pitched for the Red Sox from 1982 to 1989.
TOM BRUNANSKY is a former Red Sox outfielder known best for "the catch" in 1990.
GENE CONLEY pitched for the Red Sox from 1961 to 1963 as part of an eleven year Big League career.
DOM DIMAGGIO was a seven-time All-Star and classic Red Sox leadoff hitter and centerfielder for his entire 11-year career. He was nicknamed "The Little Professor" because he wore glasses.
IKE DELOCK, as both a reliever and starter, pitched for the Red Sox from 1952-1963.
BOBBY DOERR is a former Red Sox star second baseman, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986
MICHAEL DUKAKIS is lifelong Red Sox fan, former Massacusetts governor.
DENNIS ECKERSLEY pitched for the Red Sox from 1976-1983, 1998
DWIGHT EVANS was an eight-time gold glove outfielder who played 19 of his 20 Major League seasons with the Boston Red Sox.
DAVE MEADOWS "BOO" FERRISS pitched for the Red Sox from 1945-1950. A member of the Red Sox Hall of Fame and Mississippi Hall of Fame, he served five years as a pitching coach for Boston in the 1950s.
WHITEY FORD, a Hall of Famer, Yankee pitcher for 16 seasons, coach and broadcaster, enjoyed pitching in Fenway Park.
TERRY FRANCONA former Red Sox manager who led the team to its first World Series title since 1918 and now pilots Cleveland.
PUMPSIE GREEN, the first African-American player on the Red Sox, he was on the team from 1959 to 1962.
BUTCH HOBSON was primarily a third baseman for the Red Sox from 1975 to 1980. He managed the team from 1992-1994.
JOHN HOLWAY is the author of six books on the Negro Leagues.
RALPH HOUK was former Yankee catcher and manager. He piloted the Red Sox 1981- 1984.
BRUCE HURST was a standout southpaw for the Red Sox from 1980-1988.
EDDIE KASKO is a 10-year Major League veteran who managed the Red Sox in the early 70s.
GEORGE KELL, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, was a star major league third baseman for 15 years and member of the Red Sox from 1952 to 1954.
JIM LONBORG who won the Cy Young award as the ace of the Red Sox staff during their 1967 "Impossible Dream" season.
MIKE LOWELL He led Boston in RBIs in 2007, powering the team to its second world championship in four years. He was the World Series MVP.
FRED LYNN starred for the Red Sox for seven seasons in the 1970s. In 1975 he became the first player to win the Rookie of the Year award and league MVP in the same season.
FRANK MALZONE was one of the top third basemen in Red Sox history, a three time Gold Glove winner. He played from 1955-1965 and was an 8 time All Star.
SAM MELE a former Major League player and manager, had two stints as a Boston Red Sox outfielder in the late 1940s and mid 1950s.
LOU MERLONI "Framington Lou" is a former Red Sox infielder and fan favorite, a hometown hero.
JON MILLER is an acclaimed baseball announcer. He was with the Red Sox in the early 1980's and does Radio/TV for the San Francisco Giants
RICK MILLER played for the Red Sox from 1971 to 1977. A superb defensive outfielder, he was named "Unsung Hero of 1972"
JOE MOONEY began as the Red Sox head groundskeeper at Fenway Park in 1971. He is Director of Grounds, Emeritus.
BILL MONOUQUETTE was a star hurler for Boston from 1958 to 1965.
LEIGH MONTVILLE was a columnist for the Boston Globe . He is the author of Ted Williams and The Big Bam.
DAVE MOREHEAD Red Sox pitcher from 1963-1968, tossed a no-hitter for the team in 1965.
JOE MORGAN was born just 17 miles from Fenway Park. The Red Sox manager from 1988-1991, he presided over "Morgan Magic."
MEL PARNELL was a star hurler for the Red Sox in the 1940s and 1950s, and later a broadcaster for the team. JOHNNY PESKY is MR. RED SOX. A member of the Red Sox Hall of Fame whose number has been retired by the team. He was a player, manager, coach and goodwill ambassador for the Red Sox since the 1940s.
JIMMY PIERSALL was one of the great centerfielders in Fenway Park history, a two-time Gold Glove winner and two-time All-Star.
BROOKS ROBINSON is a baseball Hall of Famer and former star third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles.
DON SCHWALL was the 1961 Rookie of the Year. He pitched for the Red Sox in 1961-2, appearing in the 1961 All Star Game at Fenway Park.
DAN SHAUGHNESSY has been a sports writer for the Boston Globe for decades. Author of or contributor to such books as "Curse of the Bambino," "At Fenway: Dispatches from Red Sox Nation" he has covered the Red Sox for over 30 years.
FRANK SULLIVAN was a top starting pitcher for Boston in the fifties, winning 13 or more games five straight years. LUIS TIANT threw four straight shutouts in 1966 and excelled as the Red Sox ace in the 70s, becoming a fan favorite known as "El Tiante."
CHARLIE WAGNER pitched for the Red Sox from 1938-42 and in 1946. He went on to be a scout and minor league instructor for the organization.
BILL WERBER passed away at the age of 100 in 2008. He pitched for the Red Sox from 1933-1936 and was the author of Memories of a Ballplayer: Bill Werber and Baseball in the 1930s.
RICK WISE pitched for the Red Sox from 1974 to 1977, one of five Major League teams he played for in an 18 year career.
EDDIE YOST never played for the Red Sox despite Senator John Kerry's claim that Yost was his favorite Red Sox player. Yost was a coach for Boston from 1977-1984.
DON ZIMMER was the Red Sox manager from 1976-1980. He had a very long career working for several different teams in various capacities.

Broadway – Manny Azenberg, Betty Buckley, Marge Champion,Cy Coleman,Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, Al Hirschfeld, John Raitt, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Al Hirschfeld, Celeste Holm, Marge Champion, Donna McKechnie Charles Durning, Gwen Verdon, John Raitt, Leslie Uggams, Linda Lavin, Patricia Neal, Robert Whitehead, Marty Richards, Tony Walton, Howard Kissel, Elaine Stritch, Kim Hunter, Richard Kiley, Louise Lasser, Leslie Uggams, Neil Simon

Football - TONY DORSET is a Hall of Fame running back.
FRANK GIFFORD is a Hall of Famer and one of the great running backs in NFL history.
KC’s ED LOTHAMER played in the first Super Bowl.
DALE STRAM is the son of Hall of Famer Hank Stram.
DON STROCK was a quarterback for the Miami Dolphins.

Basketball - BILL BRADLEY, former star of the New York Knicks and United States Senator.
RED HOLZMAN, legendary coach of the New York Knicks who won the team’s only two championships.
NANCY LIEBERMAN, famed former woman basketball star.