chili, If I Never Get Back is a great novel with a little history, a little baseball, a little intrique, and a little romance. I smiled all the way through. Now, you have to "suspend you disbelief" since it involve time travel and all, but it's worth it.
There's a wonderful conversation between the narator Sam and Andy Leonard who befriends him about stats, sort of. I think Sam asks him about his BA and Andy is puzzled. He ends up saying something like "it's runs that count and not making outs."
I found it a great way to introduce the the differences in the game, then and now.
As for a RedsZone book club, I'd be willing to share, although I doubt I have much that others would be interested in.
woy, great idea.