Shannon: 2017 CASEY Award finalists announced

From Mike Shannon at Spitball Magazine on November 2, 2017, with mention of SABR members Marty Appel, Jason Turbow, Dennis Snelling, John Eisenberg, and Sridhar Pappu:

Spitball Magazine is pleased to announce that the following books have been named as Finalists for the 2017 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year:

Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character * Marty Appel * Doubleday

Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swinging A’s * Jason Turbow * Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame that Lasted Forever * Kevin Cook * Henry Holt

Lefty O’Doul: Baseball’s Forgotten Ambassador * Dennis Snelling * University of Nebraska Press

Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son * Paul Dickson * Bloomsbury

Lost Ballparks * Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos * Pavilion

The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic * Richard Sandomir *Hachette Books

Smart Baseball: The Story behind the Old Stats that Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones that are Running It, and the Right Way to Think about Baseball * Keith Law * William Morrow

The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record * John Eisenberg * Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball’s Golden Age * Sridhar Pappu * Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The 35th annual CASEY Awards Banquet will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, in early March 2018.

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Originally published: November 9, 2017. Last Updated: November 9, 2017.