A League of Their Own: Top 22 Baseball Romance Books

Are you a fan of both love stories and America’s favorite pastime? Then you’re in luck, because we’ve got a grand slam of a genre for you: baseball romance books! These heartwarming tales combine the excitement and drama of the diamond with the passion and tenderness of falling in love. Whether you’re a diehard fan of the game or just love a good love story, these books are sure to hit it out of the park. So grab a hot dog, settle into your favorite seat, and get ready for a grand slam of romance on and off the field.

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Baseball Romance Books List

If you’re a fan of both love stories and America’s favorite pastime, then you’ll love our curated list of the best baseball romance books. These books combine the thrill and excitement of the game with heartwarming romantic storylines. From slow-burning romances between rival team players to steamy encounters in the dugout, these novels offer a unique take on the sports romance genre. So, grab your favorite baseball cap, settle into your seat, and get ready for a home run of a reading experience with our top picks for baseball romance books.

Baseball Romance Books

The Dugout – Meghan Quinn

Let me ask you a question: If someone is vying for your spot on a team and just so happens to injure you during practice, would you believe it was on purpose? Word around campus is . . . it was no accident. That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year—and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall.

They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way. One mishap in the panini line, one miscommunication in the weight room, and many failed attempts at an apology equal up to one solid truth — Milly Potter never wants to speak to me again — no matter how good my forearms look. Little do we both know, she’s about to become more than just my fairy ballmother.

Baseball Romance Books

The Rookie And The Rockstar – Jiffy Kate

He’s the rookie trying to prove himself and she’s the girl who rocks his world.

When Bo Bennett, rookie third baseman for the New Orleans Revelers, walks into a charity event, all he wants to do is escape. He’s not interested in showboating, rubbing elbows with the elite, or anything else that doesn’t pertain to baseball. With Spring Training coming to an end soon, the last thing he wants is a distraction. But then he sees her.

Charlotte “Lola” Carradine has lived her entire life in the spotlight. After making the switch from childhood television star to rockstar, she’s been attacked by the paparazzi. Everyone is looking for their next story at her expense. And although she’s been known to give them something to talk about in the past, she over it. With her next album on the line, the only thing she needs is to find her muse. And then she meets him.

Baseball Romance Books

The Player – K Bromberg

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.
So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in the renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.
Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on. And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to side in the club’s best interest if he’s ready to play. But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat or is one of them bound to get burned?

Baseball Romance Books

Fix Her Up – Tessa Bailey

Georgette Castle’s family runs the best home renovation business in town, but she picked balloons instead of blueprints and they haven’t taken her seriously since. Frankly, she’s over it. Georgie loves planning children’s birthday parties and making people laugh, just not at her own expense. She’s determined to fix herself up into a Woman of the World… whatever that means.

Travis Ford was major league baseball’s hottest rookie when an injury ended his career. Now he’s flipping houses to keep busy and trying to forget his glory days. But he can’t even cross the street without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his… bat. And then there’s Georgie, his best friend’s sister, who is not a kid anymore. When she proposes a wild scheme—that they pretend to date, to shock her family and help him land a new job—he agrees. What’s the harm? It’s not like it’s real. But the girl Travis used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman and there’s nothing fake about how much he wants her…

Baseball Romance Books

Moonshot – Alessandra Torre

Baseball shouldn’t be a game of life and death…
The summer that Chase Stern entered my life, I was seventeen. The daughter of a legend, the Yankees were my family, their stadium my home, their dugout my workplace. My focus was on the game. Chase…he started out a distraction. A distraction with sex appeal poured into every inch of his six foot frame. A distraction who played like a God yet partied like a Devil.

I tried to stay away. I couldn’t. Then, the team started losing. Women started dying. And everything in my perfect world broke apart.

Baseball Romance Books

Catching Caden – Samantha Christy

If all they see are her scars – they aren’t looking hard enough. It was my home run ball that shattered her face. Right along with her modeling career. Now it’s my mission to help her rebuild her life. And get her to love the game that she hates. The game that dictates my life both on and off the field.

But when the lines of our friendship become blurred, I worry she’ll just be another casualty of my three-strikes rule. The rule I have to protect my money, my future, my heart. No girl has ever broken it. I’ve never wanted one to. Until now.

Baseball Romance Books

Changing The Game – Jaci Burton

Sports agent Liz Darnell will do anything to win back her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley. And Gavin’s more than ready- especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of all.

Baseball Romance Books

Hot Number – Carly Phillips

Micki Jordan is a tomboy as much at home on the playing field as in a locker room full of naked guys.

But the star publicist is looking to prove she’s also an irresistible woman in order to get a second shot at professional baseball player and major league playboy, Damian Fuller.

Micki transforms herself into one hot number Damian can’t help but notice and together they burn up the sheets and find themselves falling hard. Until Damian’s past returns, threatening their future.

Baseball Romance Books

Swing – Adriana Locke

His baseball stats are perfect.
When Danielle Ashley looks closer, she realizes so is everything else.
A sinful smirk. Downright delicious body. And if the way Lincoln Landry pursues her, even when she tries to shut him down, means anything—so is his stamina.
There’s no denying the chemistry between them. Their attraction is fierce. They’re both single, share amazing banter, and they both adore children.
What’s the problem? It’s as tangled as their sheets.

Baseball Romance Books

Dirty Curve – Meagan Brandy

You know how in college there’s that one guy everyone wants to be? That’s me. I’m the top dog. The number one. The big man on campus.

Some say those things are solid wins. My new tutor would disagree. My title means nothing to her. My status lost on her. And now my mind? That sucker is stuck on her.

She was told to make our sessions priority over all, to drop everything when I need her, and come to me. She does. But I don’t want to steal her time anymore. I want to earn it. If anyone can do that, it’s me.

I’m Tobias Cruz, the king of the curveball. I don’t lose.
Not the game, and surely not the girl. Little did I know, this girl has herself a secret … and it’s the dirtiest curve yet.

Baseball Romance Books

The Bromance Book Club – Lyssa Kay Adams

The first rule of book club: You don’t talk about book club. Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott’s marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him. 

Welcome to the Bromance Book Club. Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it’ll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.

Baseball Romance Books

Whatever Life Throws At You – Julie Cross

Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas’s life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals. Now she’s living in Missouri (too cold), attending an all-girls school (no boys), and navigating the strange world of professional sports. But Annie has dreams of her own—most of which involve placing first at every track meet…and one starring the Royals’ super-hot rookie pitcher.

But nineteen-year-old Jason Brody is completely, utterly, and totally off-limits. Besides, her dad would kill them both several times over. Not to mention Brody has something of a past, and his fan club is filled with C-cupped models, not smart-mouthed high school “brats” who can run the pants off every player on the team. Annie has enough on her plate without taking their friendship to the next level. The last thing she should be doing is falling in love.

Baseball Romance Books

Jock Blocked – Pippa Grant

You know those stories where an unlikely hero steps up to save a ragtag bunch of lovable losers from their fate of continuing to be the worst team to ever sports in the history of sportsing?

That’s all I’ve wanted for my hometown team, the Fireballs, for years. I’m their biggest fan, and I would do anything to support them. How could I not, when their baseball field is the one place I feel like I belong?

Enter Brooks Elliott. Baseball’s hottest slugger is our newest player, and he should be that hero we’ve been looking for. But when I find out what he really wants this year—which is not for the Fireballs to win—I realize I have to stop him.

No matter what it takes. Who might get hurt. And how much I start to like him along the way. What’s a girl to do when she has to choose between the team of her heart and the man of her dreams?

Baseball Romance Books

Third Base – Heidi McLaughlin

Since becoming a major league baseball player, I’ve learned a few hard lessons. Like never give out your home address on social media (sorry, Mom). Never shoot your mouth off without thinking . . . and never, ever let your personal life interfere with your game. But then I saw her – sitting alone behind the enemy dugout, watching me – and I just had to meet this girl.

Now I know that Daisy Robinson has her secrets, but there’s something about her that drives me crazy. Maybe it’s her innocence, her absolutely amazing knowledge of baseball, or just the fact that she is so unbelievably beautiful. I have to take it slow. Prove to her that the rumors about me are just that – rumors.

Daisy might be my ultimate lifetime win. . . if I don’t get hit by the curveball that’s coming my way.


The Practice Proposal – Tracy March

Nationals first baseman, Cole Collins is in trouble. He’s up for contract renegotiation, but after too many late-night parties, he needs some positive publicity before he can make the roster. So when the last woman he ever expected wins a date with him at a charity auction, Cole realizes he’s found his fake fiancée. She’s gorgeous and smart and he’s instantly hooked.

Liza Sutherland isn’t looking for love. Especially not with a notorious playboy like Cole Collins, the guy she secretly obsessed over as an awkward teenager. When Cole’s agent makes Liza a deal she can’t refuse–a bet she will fall in love with Cole or a cool half mil goes to charity–the game ison. Even if it means betting against her own heart.


The Ninth Inning – J Sterling

Cole Anders is in his last season at Fullton State. If he doesn’t get drafted this year, he’ll be forced to hang up his cleats for good. It’s not something he’s ready to do. To prove he’s serious about his final season, he’s given up girls. No more casual hookups, dates or one-night stands. But there’s one girl who has always refused to give up on him. One girl who has been there since the start of Freshman year. One girl he stupidly assumed would always be waiting for him when he got off the field, no matter how long it took.

Christina Traver’s has had enough of Cole pushing her aside for baseball. She’s grown tired of waiting for him to see what she’s known since they were freshmen… that they belong together. She’s finally moved on. Cole has other ideas, but she refuses to cave. It’s not her problem if he wants her now. Too little too late.

sports romance books: double play

Double Play – Jill Shalvis

Pace Martin is the ace pitcher for the Pacific Heat. He’s got the arm, the experience and the wins. But he’s also got the pain, the pressure and the possible end of his career. The last thing he needs now is a distraction, even if it comes in the form of Holly Hutchins. Holly knows a good story when she sees one and the tall, dark and attitude-ridden Pace fits the bill. But she realizes there more at stake than just the win, she starts to notice the handsome jock in a different light.


Jock Row – Sara Ney

Scarlett visits Jock Row with her friends – the universities hottest party scene and breeding ground for student athletes. Being a well known jock-blocker gets her noticed for all the wrong reasons and just like that ,she’s banned from Jock Row. ‘Rowdy’ Wade is the hot shot short-stop for the universities baseball team – and the unlucky guy who has to keep Scarlett out of the Baseball House.


Long Shot – Lauren Clarke

Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl? You don’t. My fairy tale is upside down. A happily never after. I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud. I was a fool, and his love – fool’s gold. Now there’s a new player in the game, August West. One of the NBA’s brightest stars. Fine. Forbidden. He wants me. I want him. But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won’t let me go.

sports romance books: the locker room

The Locker Room – Meghan Quinn

Have you heard the rumor around campus about the locker room? Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. But not all baseball players believe that superstition, me included. So when the girl I’ve fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking and hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room.


Jock Rules – Sara Ney

Kip Carmichael is no pretty boy – he’s a rough, dirty giant. His hair is unruly and his beard is so thick, his friends on the team call him Sasquatch. The first time he lays his eyes on Theodora ‘Teddy’ Johnson across the keg at a party on night on Jock Row, she’d been relegated to the sidelines by her friends. After weeks, he finally offers to be her hairy godmother. But the minute their eyes meet, he’s a goner.


Slow Heat – Jill Shalvis

After a woman claims she’s pregnant with Wade O’Riley’s love child, Major League Baseball’s most celebrated catcher is ordered to improve his image. His enforcer is the team’s publicist, the tough and sexy Samantha McNeed. When Wade needs a date for a celebrity wedding, Sam steps up to be his girlfriend. The whole thing turns into an exercise in sexual tension between them. Wade is thrilled when the pretense turns into a night of hot passion, but the next day Sam is back to her usual self.

Other Sports Romance Books Genres

While baseball romance is a popular subgenre of sports romance, it’s certainly not the only one. In fact, there are plenty of other types of sports romance novels that explore the same themes of teamwork, perseverance, and passion.

Sports romance is a diverse and popular subgenre that spans across various sports, from traditional American sports like football, baseball, and basketball to international sports like soccer, rugby, and cricket. Each sport offers its unique challenges and dynamic, and the romance genre often capitalizes on that to create exciting and engaging love stories.

Football romance novels often showcase the physical demands of the sport, the intense rivalries between teams, and the camaraderie among teammates. Soccer romance novels can delve into the passion and fervor of the fans, as well as the international nature of the sport. Hockey romance novels, on the other hand, can explore the grittiness and toughness of the players, the fierce rivalries between teams, and the dedication to the game.

Beyond these traditional sports, other examples of sports romance include boxing, MMA, and even horse racing. These sports provide a unique backdrop for romance novels, showcasing the intensity, discipline, and passion required to compete at the highest levels.

Sports romance is a rich and diverse subgenre that can span across various fields and offer unique perspectives on love, competition, and teamwork. Whether you’re a fan of baseball, football, soccer, or any other sport, there’s a sports romance novel out there that can capture the excitement and passion of the game while also telling a captivating love story.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is sports romance?

Sports romance is a genre of romance novels that features athletes, coaches, and other individuals involved in sports as the main characters. These books typically focus on the romantic relationships between these characters, as well as the challenges they face both on and off the field. Sports romance novels often include themes of passion, perseverance, and dedication, which can provide readers with a unique perspective on the lives of athletes. In addition to football romance, other popular subgenres of sports romance include hockey romance, baseball romance, and more.

Is sports romance a genre?

Yes, sports romance is a genre that includes subgenres such as football romance, hockey romance, baseball romance, and more. These books often revolve around the romantic relationships between athletes, coaches, and other individuals involved in sports. The stories may highlight the challenges and obstacles faced by athletes, as well as the passion and dedication required to succeed in their respective sports. Sports romance novels can provide readers with a unique and exciting glimpse into the world of sports while also delivering a satisfying romantic storyline.

Question 3

Baseball romance is a genre of fiction that combines the love of baseball with romantic storylines. It typically features baseball players or fans as main characters, and includes themes such as teamwork, perseverance, and passion. Baseball romance novels often explore the dynamic between players and their significant others, and the challenges they face both on and off the field. Overall, baseball romance is a popular subgenre of sports romance that appeals to fans of both baseball and love stories.

Baseball romance is a genre that offers a unique and entertaining take on both sports and love stories. These novels are perfect for those who love the thrill of the game and the excitement of falling in love. From the dynamic between players and their significant others to the challenges they face on and off the field, baseball romance books offer a captivating glimpse into the world of baseball and the human heart. So, whether you’re a diehard fan of the game or just looking for a fun and engaging read, be sure to check out our top picks for baseball romance books. Who knows, you may just find yourself cheering for both the team and the romance!

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