The SABR Bookshelf: Fall 2012

Periodically throughout the year, publishes listings of new books that are received at the SABR office. This feature is called The SABR Bookshelf, continuing a popular section from the old SABR Bulletin.

Here are The SABR Bookshelf listings for Fall 2012:

To get your NEW book listed on The SABR Bookshelf, make sure a review copy is sent to: The SABR Bookshelf, Society for American Baseball Research, 4455 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. D-140, Phoenix, AZ 85018.

To ensure a listing in The Baseball Index — SABR’s online catalog of baseball research materials at — make sure a review copy is sent to The Baseball Index, 4025 Beechwood Pl., Riverside, CA 92506.

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.

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Fall 2012

Click the link above for more detailed information on each of these books:

  • Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes, by John Rosengren 
  • Small Town Baseball, Big League Dreams, by Bob Meyer 
  • Images of America: Baseball in Orange County, by Chris Epting
  • Deacon Bill McKechnie: A Baseball Biography, by Mitchell Conrad Stinson
  • Reasoning with Sabermetrics: Applying Statistical Science to Baseball’s Tough Questions, by Gabriel B. Costa, Michael R. Huber and John T. Saccoman
  • Arlie Latham: A Baseball Biography of the Freshest Man on Earth, by L.M. Sutter
  • Kid Nichols: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Pitcher, by Richard Bogovich
  • Hazen “Kiki” Cuyler: A Baseball Biography, by Ronald T. Waldo
  • Big Klu: The Baseball Life of Ted Kluszewski, by William A. Cook
  • Players and Teams of the National Association, 1871-1875, by Paul Batesel
  • Occasional Glory: The History of the Philadelphia Phillies, Second Edition, by David M. Jordan
  • Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs: A Reference Guide, by Ron Keurajian 
  • When Baseball Was Still King: Major League Players Remember the 1950s, by Gene Fehler
  • New York Versus New York, 1962: The Birth of the Yankees-Mets Rivalry, by Bill Morales
  • Baseball and Social Class: Essays on the Democractic Game that Isn’t, edited by Ronald E. Kates and Warren Tormey
  • Making It in the Minors: A Team Owner’s Lessons in the Business of Baseball, by Arthur P. Solomon with Allyn I. Freeman
  • Baseball Myths: Debating, Debunking and Disproving Tales From the Diamond, by Bill Deane
  • Cellar Dwellers: The Worst Teams in Baseball History, by Jonathan Weeks
  • Family Ties: A Comprehensive Collection of Facts and Trivia About Baseball’s Relatives, by Richard A. Cuicchi
  • The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, by Doug Wilson
  • Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics With Baseball, by Stanley Rothman
  • The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2013, edited by Dave Studenmund
  • Red Sox By The Numbers, by Bill Nowlin and Matthew Silverman
  • Bucky: A Story of Baseball in the Deadball Era, by Fred W. Veil
  • Fenway Park at 100: Baseball’s Hometown, by Bill Nowlin and Jim Prime
  • Golden Boys: Baseball Portraits, 1946-1960, by Andy Jurinko and Christopher Jennison
  • Baseball’s Biggest Miracle: The 1914 Boston Braves, by John Holway with Frank Ceresi

Originally published: November 20, 2012. Last Updated: November 20, 2012.