Take a seat in the “purple row” and add this new baseball book from the SABR Digital Library to your collection:
Major League Baseball A Mile High: The First Quarter Century of the Colorado Rockies
Edited by Bill Nowlin and Paul T. Parker
Associate Editors: Len Levin and Carl Riechers
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-9438-1677-4, $19.95
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-9438-1676-7, $9.99
8.5″ x 11″, 265 pages
Major League Baseball A Mile High: The First Quarter Century of the Colorado Rockies provides a look at the first 25 years (1993 through 2017) of the major-league baseball team in Denver, the Colorado Rockies. Included are essays on the birth of the Rockies and biographies of 24 of the most important players, managers, and club executives as selected by SABR’s Rocky Mountain Chapter. We added “ballpark bios” of the two fields the Rockies have called home: Mile High Stadium and Coors Field. In addition, 18 memorable and historic games are recapped here.
Including a foreword by beat writer Thomas Harding, who has covered the Rockies since 2000, and illustrated with more than 30 photos from the archives of the Colorado Rockies and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball A Mile High is the perfect addition to any Rocky Mountain baseball fan’s personal library.
This book is a production of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). More than three dozen SABR members contributed as authors, editors, fact-checkers, and pitched in with ideas to shape the book. Contributors include: Malcolm Allen, Eriel F. Barcenas, John Bauer, Thomas J. Brown Jr., Robert Brustad, Alan Cohen, Mike Cooney, Lauren Cronin, Richard Cuicchi, Kyle Eaton, Brian Engelhardt, Joy Hackenmueller, Thomas Harding, Paul Hofmann, Mike Huber, Ryan Keeler, Roger Kinney, Bob LeMoine, Len Levin, Alex Marks, Ed Meserko, Gwen Meserko, Chad Moody, Bill Nowlin, Paul T. Parker, John W. Paul Jr., Manny Randhawa, Carmen Reale, Ken Reed, Carl Riechers, Michael T. Roberts, Curt Smith, Alfonso L. Tusa C., Joseph Wancho, Kurt Wells, Brian Werner, Chris Williamson, Gregory H. Wolf, and Jack Zerby.
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- E-book: Click here to download the e-book version of Major League Baseball A Mile High for $9.99 from the SABR Store. Available in PDF, Kindle/MOBI and EPUB formats.
- Paperback: Get the paperback edition of Major League Baseball A Mile High from the SABR Store ($34.99 includes shipping/tax; delivery can take up to 3-4 weeks.)
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); No-Hitters (May 2017); Puerto Rico and Baseball (June 2017); Bittersweet Goodbye: The Black Barons, the Grays, and the 1948 Negro League World Series (July 2017), and The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant (January 2018), 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); ’75: The Red Sox Team That Saved Baseball (April 2015), and The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field (June 2017) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Originally published: May 21, 2018. Last Updated: August 20, 2020.