Baltimore Baseball, edited by Bill Nowlin

SABR Digital Library: Baltimore Baseball

Baltimore Baseball, edited by Bill NowlinAdd a new baseball book to your collection from the SABR Digital Library:

Baltimore Baseball
Edited by Bill Nowlin
Associate editors: Carl Riechers and Len Levin
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-9701-5954-7, $9.99
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9701-5955-4, $32.95
8.5″ x 11″, 293 pages

“The history of baseball in Baltimore is as deep-rooted and tradition-rich as anywhere in America. If you are a fan of our national pastime, I am certain you will enjoy scrolling through this compelling chronicle of what makes Baltimore baseball unique. From Ruth to Ripken, from the Elite Giants to our Baltimore Orioles, there’s nothing quite as intriguing as these tales of our orange and black.” — Mike Gibbons, Director Emeritus, Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation

Baltimore Baseball touches on some of the rich history of baseball in the Baltimore area, through recounts of 84 games from 1876 through 2019.

The bulk of the games feature the Baltimore Orioles — the current franchise from 1954 to the present — but we also have games from the nineteenth century, the early twentieth century, and the Negro Leagues. Some of the most memorable games in Baltimore history are included, along with some unique contests, and Hall of Fame players featured throughout.

Also included are “ballpark biographies” of seven Baltimore ballparks — Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Memorial Stadium, Union Park, American League Park, Bugle Field, Terrapin Park, and Maryland Park, and an essay on other early ballparks.

Fifty-four members of the Society for American Baseball Research and SABR’s Babe Ruth Chapter contributed their talents as researchers, writers, and editors to create this look at Baltimore Baseball, an ideal keepsake for diehard O’s fans and an apt introduction for those coming to Charm City for the first time.

Contributors include: Malcolm Allen, Steve Behnke, Gary Belleville, Luis A. Blandon Jr., Bob Brown, John J. Burbridge Jr., Frederick C. Bush, Sean Church, Matt Clever, Alan Cohen, Peter Coolbaugh, Chris Corrigan, Richard Cuicchi, Tim Deale, Bill Felber, Bob Fleishman, Brian Frank, Gordon J. Gattie, Mike Gibbons, Austin Gisriel, Bill Haelig, Mike Huber, Bill Johnson, Timothy Kearns, Jimmy Keenan, Robert Kimball, Leonte Landino, Kevin Larkin, Bob LeMoine, Len Levin, Mike Lynch, Jody Madron, Tom Mank, Ken Mars, Mark R. Millikin, Dave Moniz, Bill Nowlin, Chad Osborne, Rich Ottone, Jim Overmyer, Laura H. Peebles, Ralph Peluso, Carl Riechers, Benjamin Sabin, Gary A. Sarnoff, Thomas E. Schott, Paul Scimonelli, Peter Seidel, Curt Smith, Bill Staples Jr., Bill Stetka, David B. Stinson, Joseph Wancho, and Steven C. Weiner.


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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 (2011); Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century (2013); Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox (2015); Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos (2016); The Pride of Smoketown: The 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords (2020); and Jackie Robinson: Perspectives on 42 (2021), 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 The Fenway Project (2013); Go-Go to Glory: The 1959 Chicago White Sox (2019); and Green Cathedrals (2020) back again.

Visit to find all past titles and download your favorites. Books will be available in digital formats as well as paperbacks produced by “print on demand” (POD).

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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


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Originally published: October 28, 2021. Last Updated: October 28, 2021.