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Here's our newest book in the SABR Digital Library:

Puerto Rico and Baseball: 60 Biographies
Edited by Bill Nowlin and Edwin Fernández
Associate Editors: Len Levin and Carl Riechers 
 
ISBN (paperback):
978-1-943816-53-8, $21.95
ISBN (ebook):
978-1-943816-52-1, $9.99
8.5 x 11", 430 pages

Baseball in Puerto Rico has a long history, dating back to the nineteenth century and now extending into the twenty-first. As of the end of 2016, there have been 323 players born in Puerto Rico or descended from Puerto Rican natives who have played in the major leagues. But there are thousands of Puerto Rican professional players who have played in the Caribbean and other professional leagues, including the minor leagues in the United States.  

As one might imagine from the title, Puerto Rico and Baseball: 60 Biographies contains 60 biographies of players — but it also has two “ballpark bios” and an article on major-league games played in Puerto Rico, both spring training exhibition games and several regular-season games from the time when “Los Expos” included San Juan as their home base.  

This book highlights some of the pioneers who played in the Negro Leagues before the color line was broken, right up through Ivan Rodriguez, elected in 2017 to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In reading this book you will get to know Perucho, who was compared with Ty Cobb and called the Babe Ruth of Puerto Rico; why Pancho Coimbre was considered one of the best hitters; the story of the great Roberto Clemente; who was “el Divino Loco,” the first pitcher to win a major-league game on the Pacific Coast; who was “El Jibaro”; and even the great achievements of the man who was possibly the most complete catcher who ever stepped on a diamond.  

This book also represents the collaborative efforts of 46 authors and editors from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). 

Contributors include: Jane Allen-Quevedo, Mark Armour, Jonathan Arnold, Thomas J. Brown Jr., Justin Omar Cabrera, Alan Cohen, Jorge Colón-Delgado, Rory Costello, Richard Cuicchi, Scott Cummings, Scott Dominiak, Kyle Eaton, Rob Edelman, Amy Essington, Charles F. Faber, Edwin Fernández, Joseph Gerard, Gary Gillette, Irv Goldfarb, Emily Hawks, Tom Hawthorn, Jane Schupmann Hewitt, Paul Hofmann, Chuck Johnson, William H. "Bill" Johnson, Chris Jones, Norm King, Bob LeMoine, Len Levin, Bill Nowlin, Daniel Potter, Carl Riechers, Rick Schabowski, Steven Schmitt, Richard Smiley, Mark Souder, Mark S. Sternman, Stew Thornley, Adam J. Ulrey, Thomas E. Van Hyning, Marlene Vogelsang, John Vorperian, Joseph Wancho, Steve West, and Brian P. Wood.

 

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NO-HITTERS
Edited by Bill Nowlin
(released May 2017)
       
The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field
Eds. Bill Nowlin, Dan Desrochers
(released June 2017)
   

Dome Sweet Dome: History and Highlights from 35 Years of the Houston Astrodome
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf
(released February 2017)
       
The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring
Eds. Larry R. Gerlach, Bill Nowlin
(released March 2017)
   

Baseball's Business: The Winter Meetings: 1901-1957
Eds. Steve Weingarden, Bill Nowlin
(released December 2016)
       
Overcoming Adversity: Baseball's Tony Conigliaro Award
Eds. Bill Nowlin, Clayton Trutor
(released January 2017)
   

Boston’s First Nine: The 1871-75 Boston Red Stockings
Eds. Bob LeMoine, Bill Nowlin
(released September 2016)
       
When Pops Led the Family: The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
Eds. Bill Nowlin, Gregory H. Wolf
(released October 2016)
   

From the Braves to the Brewers: Great Games and Exciting History at Milwaukee’s County Stadium
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf
(released June 2016)
       
Cuban Baseball Legends: Baseball's Alternative Universe
Eds. Peter C. Bjarkman, Bill Nowlin
(released July 2016)
   

Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos
Edited by Norm King
(released April 2016)
       
Tigers by the Tale: Great Games at Michigan & Trumbull
Edited by Scott Ferkovich
(released May 2016)
   

The 1986 New York Mets: There Was More Than Game Six
Eds. Leslie Heaphy and Bill Nowlin
(released March 2016)
       
The 1986 Boston Red Sox: There Was More Than Game Six
Eds. Bill Nowlin and Leslie Heaphy
(released March 2016)
   

The Team That Time Won't Forget: The 1951 New York Giants
Eds. Bill Nowlin and C. Paul Rogers III
(released December 2015)
       
Nuclear Powered Baseball: Articles Inspired by The Simpsons Episode "Homer At the Bat"
Eds. Emily Hawks and Bill Nowlin
(released January 2016)
   

Mustaches and Mayhem:
Charlie O's Three-Time Champions
The 1972-74 Oakland A's
Edited by Chip Greene
(released September 2015)
       
A Pennant for the Twin Cities:
The 1965 Minnesota Twins
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf
(released October 2015)
   

Scandal on the South Side:
The 1919 Chicago White Sox
Edited by Jacob Pomrenke
(released June 2015)
       
Braves Field: Memorable Moments
at Boston's Lost Diamond

Eds. Bill Nowlin and Bob Brady
(released August 2015)
   

'75: The Red Sox Team:
That Saved Baseball
Eds. Bill Nowlin and Cecilia Tan
(released April 2015)
       
Calling the Game:
Baseball Broadcasting From 1920 to the Present
By Stuart Shea
(released May 2015)
   

Winning on the North Side:
The 1929 Chicago Cubs
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf
(released February 2015)
       
Who's On First:
Replacement Players in World War II
Eds. Marc Z. Aaron and Bill Nowlin
(released March 2015)
   

The National Pastime:
Premiere Issue (Replica Edition)
Edited by John Thorn
(released December 2014)
       
Detroit the Unconquerable:
The 1935 Detroit Tigers
Edited by Scott Ferkovich
(released December 2014)
   

The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals:
The World Champion Gas House Gang
Edited by Charles F. Faber
(released August 2014)
       
Van Lingle Mungo:
The Man, The Song, The Players
Edited by Bill Nowlin
(released October 2014)
   

Thar's Joy in Braveland:
The 1957 Milwaukee Braves
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf
(released May 2014)
       
Baseball: The Fan's Game
By Gordon S. (Mickey) Cochrane
(released June 2014)
   

The Miracle Braves of 1914
Edited by Bill Nowlin
(released February 2014)
       
Base-Ball: How to Become a Player
By John Montgomery Ward
(released February 2014)
   

The Fenway Project
Eds. Bill Nowlin and Cecilia Tan
(released September 2013)
       
New Century, New Team:
The 1901 Boston Americans

Edited by Bill Nowlin
(released December 2013)
   

The Year of the Blue Snow:
The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies

Eds. Mel Marmer and Bill Nowlin
(released July 2013)
       
Inventing Baseball:
The 100 Greatest Games of
the 19th Century

Edited by Bill Felber
(released July 2013)
   

Memories of a Ballplayer:
Bill Werber and Baseball in the 1930s

By Bill Werber and C. Paul Rogers III
(released February 2013)
       
Sweet '60:
The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates

Eds. Clifton Blue Parker, Bill Nowlin
(released April 2013)
   

Detroit Tigers 1984:
What A Start! What A Finish!

Eds. Mark Pattison, David Raglin
(released December 2012)
       
Batting
By F.C. Lane
(released January 2013)
   

Nineteenth Century Stars
Eds. Robert L. Tiemann, Mark Rucker
(released August 2012)
 
 
       
Red Sox Baseball in the Days of
Ike and Elvis: The Red Sox
of the 1950s

Eds. Mark Armour, Bill Nowlin
(released September 2012)
   

Great Hitting Pitchers
Edited by L. Robert Davids,
updated for 2012 by Mike Cook
(released March 2012)
       
Opening Fenway Park With Style:
The 1912 World Champion Red Sox

Edited by Bill Nowlin
(released May 2012)
   

CAN HE PLAY? A Look At
Baseball Scouts and Their Profession

Eds. Jim Sandoval, Bill Nowlin
(released December 2011)
 
       
RUN, RABBIT, RUN:
The Hilarious and Mostly True
Tales of Rabbit Maranville

By Walter "Rabbit" Maranville
(released February 2012)

 

About the SABR Digital Library

For more than 40 years, SABR and its members have led the way in publishing the best baseball historical and statistical research. Our publications program is shifting to take advantage of new methods of publishing. Not only will we continue to publish new books like Can He Play? A Look At Baseball Scouts and Their Profession (released in December 2011); Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish! (December 2012); Sweet '60: The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates (April 2013); Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century (July 2013); Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox (June 2015); The Team That Time Won't Forget: The 1951 New York Giants (December 2015); Nuclear Powered Baseball/The Simpsons (February 2016), Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos (April 2016); Cuban Baseball Legends (July 2016), Baseball's Business: The Winter Meetings: 1901-1957 (December 2016); Dome Sweet Dome: History and Highlights from 35 Years of the Houston Astrodome (February 2017), and No-Hitters (May 2017), which showcase the best efforts of SABR's members, chapters and committees, but new technology makes it possible for us to bring out-of-print titles like Run, Rabbit, Run: The Hilarious and Mostly True Tales of Rabbit Maranville (February 2012), Great Hitting Pitchers (March 2012), Nineteenth Century Stars (August 2012); Batting (January 2013); The Fenway Project (September 2013); and '75: The Red Sox Team That Saved Baseball (April 2015) back again.

Books will be available in digital formats as well as paperbacks produced by "print on demand" (POD).

SABR members will get discounted rates for all Digital Library publications, including many for free. If you're not a member, click here to join SABR.

Stay tuned throughout the year for new (and old!) titles that we'll be adding to the SABR Digital Library. To learn more about SABR Publications, contact Publications Editor Cecilia Tan at ctan@sabr.org.

 

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