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Donald Martin Honig (born 1931 in New York City) is a novelist, historian and editor who mostly writes about baseball.[1]

While a member of the Bobo Newsom Memorial Society, an informal group of writers, Honig attempted to get Lawrence Ritter to write a sequel to The Glory of their Times. Ritter declined but gave Honig his blessing, leading to the book Baseball When the Grass Was Real. Over the next 19 years, Honig churned out 39 books about baseball. He wrote The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time with Ritter in 1981. He also published several illustrated histories of long-standing franchises. Honig published his most recent baseball book, The Fifth Season, in 2009. He is currently marked as a "historian" on the MLB Network program Prime 9.

Honig was also a frequent contributor of short stories to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. He resides in Cromwell, Connecticut.


  • Man with a Problem (1958)
  • Johnny Lee (1971)
  • An End of Innocence (1972)
  • The Severith Style (1972)
  • Way to Go, Teddy (1973)
  • Illusions (1974)
  • Coming Back (1974)
  • Fury on Skates (1974)
  • Baseball When the Grass Was Real (1975)
  • Baseball Between the Lines (1976)
  • Winter Always Comes (1977)
  • The Last Great Season (1979)
  • Marching Home (1980)
  • The Brooklyn Dodgers: An Illustrated Tribute (1981)
  • Baseball's Ten Greatest Teams (1982)
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers: The First Quarter Century (1983)
  • The American League: An Illustrated History (1983)
  • The National League: An Illustrated History (1983)
  • The Boston Red Sox: An Illustrated Tribute (1984)
  • Baseball America (1985)
  • Dodgers: The Complete Record of Dodgers Baseball (1986)
  • The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time (1986)
  • The World Series: An Illustrated History from 1903 to the Present (1986)
  • The All-Star Game: A Pictorial History, 1933 to Present (1987)
  • Mays, Mantle, Snider: A Celebration (1987)
  • The Plot to Kill Jackie Robinson (1992)[2]
  • The October Heroes: Great World Series Games Remembered by the Men Who Played Them (1996)
  • The Sword of General Englund: A Novel of Murder in the Dakota Territory, 1876 (1996)
  • Classic Baseball Photographs, 1869-1947 (1999)
  • The Fifth Season: Tales of My Life in Baseball (1999)

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