-Harold Morrow Sherman


Sherman was a prolific author of non-fiction and fiction in the sports, adventure, and fantasy genres. While Sherman’s non-fiction work focused on esoteric subjects like telepathy and extrasensory perception (ESP), his sports books spanned baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey, and tennis. Sherman’s seven baseball books center on exceptional high school athletes who overcome athletic struggles and interpersonal issues with other players to become heroic figures. Published in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Sherman’s sports books encapsulate a very specific idea of American boyhood, described by the publisher in the preface as “his heroes are the finest example of sturdy American youth, lovers of sport and sportsmanship without being, in any sense of the word ‘sissies.’” Sherman’s books were also supposed to emphasize “clean” fun, containing some measure of moral instruction.

 Gifts from Mrs T. Lorraine Graber at the bequest of Dr. Ralph Graber.

Harold Morrow Sherman, 1898-1987

-Strike Him Out!. Goldsmith Publishing Co., 1931.

Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/10934560

-Bases Full!. Grosset & Dunlap, 1928.

Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/10934594

-Hit By Pitcher. Grosset & Dunlap, [1928].

Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/10934606

-Safe!. Grosset & Dunlap [1928].

Lehigh University Catalog Record: https://asa.lib.lehigh.edu/Record/10934605

Image Gallery