The SABR Bookshelf: Summer 2018

Here are the SABR Bookshelf listings for Summer 2018.

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Bolded names indicates that the author(s) is a SABR member. Click here for a list of publishers found in the SABR Bookshelf, along with their contact information.

In addition, check out new books published by SABR at SABR.org/ebooks.

 

Cincinnati’s Crosley Field: A Gem in the Queen City
Edited by Gregory H. Wolf

Publisher: SABR
Retail Price: $9.99 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-1-943816-74-3
Buy It: SABR.org
Summary: A collection of essays from the SABR Games Project on the most memorable games played at Cincinnati's Crosley Field.


Major League Baseball A Mile High: The First Quarter Century of the Colorado Rockies
Edited by Bill Nowlin and Paul Parker

Publisher: SABR
Retail Price: $9.99 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-1-9438-1676-7
Buy It: SABR.org
Summary: A collection of essays from SABR BioProject and Games Project contributors on the most memorable players, games, and moments from the Colorado Rockies' first 25 years of existence.


The World Series in the Deadball Era
Edited by Steve Steinberg

Publisher: St. Johann Press
Retail Price: $45.00 (hdcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-937943-45-5
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: A pictorial history book edited by SABR's Steve Steinberg on the World Series of the Deadball Era from 1901 to 1919.


The Lost Art of Baseball Humor (1860-1900)
By Gerard S. Petrone

Publisher: Pocol Press
Retail Price: $21.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-9297-6381-8
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: Petrone shines light upon the evolution of baseball literature through a collection of 19th-century baseball writings.


German-Americans and Our National Pastime
By Frank Amoroso

Publisher: Simply Francis Publishing
Retail Price: $5.99 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-63062-017-2
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: A compilation of the outstanding contributions of German-Americans to the game of baseball, from Honus Wagner to Mike Trout.


Ted Williams: The First Latino in the Baseball Hall of Fame
By Bill Nowlin

Publisher: Rounder Books
Retail Price: $14.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-57940-255-6
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: Nowlin sheds light on Ted Williams' Mexican ancestry and makes a provocative claim that Williams could be considered the first Latino Hall of Famer.


Wee Willie Sherdel: The Cardinals' Winningest Left-hander
By John G. Coulson with John T. Sherdel

Publisher: FriesenPress
Retail Price: $22.99 (hdcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-5255-1743-3
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: In the 1920s, Sherdel was one of the mainstays of the emerging Cardinals dynasty. Told with the help of Sherdel's grandson.


Baseball in a Grain of Sand: Seeing the Game through a Small Town Season
By Bill Gruber

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price:
$29.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN:
978-1-4766-7317-2
Buy It:
Amazon
Summary: A series of profiles, reminiscences, and essays built around the season of an American Legion team in Moscow, Idaho.


The 1967 American League Pennant Race: Four Teams, Six Weeks, One Winner
By Cameron Bright

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $29.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-7296-0
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: Examines the Red Sox, Tigers, Twins, and White Sox as they prepared for, and then endured, the final weeks of the 1967 American League pennant race.


A Game of Moments: Baseball Greats Remember Highlights of Their Careers
By Ron Gerrard

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $35.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-7194-9
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: Very similar to the classic book, My Greatest Day in Baseball, although in Q&A form rather than an autobiographical narrative. Stories include mostly modern players, but some dating back to the 1940s.


The Page Fence Giants: A History of Black Baseball’s Pioneering Champions
By Mitch Lutzke

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $39.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-7165-9
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: The Page Fence Giants were an all-star black baseball club from Adrian, Michigan, in the 1890s. The team’s respectable four-year run was an early integration success before Jackie Robinson.


Babe Ruth and the Creation of the Celebrity Athlete
By Thomas Barthel

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $35.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-6532-0
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: From his earliest days, Ruth tried to capitalize on his celebrity and, with business manager Christy Walsh, he learned how to do it profitably.


Baseball Rowdies of the 19th Century: Brawlers, Drinkers, Pranksters and Cheats in the Early Days of the Major Leagues
By Eddie Mitchell

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $29.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-6487-3
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: A collection of profiles of the "Bad Boys" of the 1800s, not only players, but owners, umpires, managers, and others on the periphery of the game.


Baseball in Alabama: Tales of Hardball in the Heart of Dixie
By Doug Wedge

Publisher: The History Press
Retail Price: $22.99 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4671-3878-9
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: Wedge reveals stories of Alabama's rich baseball history through players who trace their roots back, such as Hank Aaron, Ozzie Smith, and Satchel Paige.


The Age of Ruth and Landis: The Economics of Baseball during the Roaring Twenties
By David George Surdam and Michael J. Haupert

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Retail Price: $45.00 (hdcvr)
ISBN: 978-0-8032-9682-4
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: A penetrating look at the economics of the game, with many informative tables including salary information on Negro League teams.


The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Basebal & the White House
By Curt Smith

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Retail Price: $29.95 (hdcvr)
ISBN: 978-0-8032-8809-6
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: Smith turns his talents away from broadcasters to examine politicians using baseball and baseball-using politicians from Teddy Roosevelt to Donald Trump.


The Integration of the Pacific Coast League: Race and Baseball on the West Coast
By Amy Essington

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Retail Price: $19.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-0-8032-8573-6
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: Follows the history of black players in the Pacific Coast League and the league's relatively quick integration after Jackie Robinson's debut.


Something Magic: The Baltimore Orioles, 1979-1983
By Charles Kupfer

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $35.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-0-7864-9935-9
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: Kupfer describes the memorable Orioles teams of the 1979-1983 era, showing how they came together, how they fared in pennant races and World Series, and what happened to the O's afterward.


The Giant Killer
By James Carmody

Publisher: Pocol Press
Retail Price: $14.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-9297-6382-5
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: A fictional story taking place in 1905 New York City, in which a detective uncovers a mystery involving the New York Giants.


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