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.
Read the full article here: http://www.spitballmag.com
Originally published: November 9, 2017. Last Updated: November 9, 2017.