The SABR Bookshelf: Fall 2013

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 2013:

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. An e-book file will also suffice; please send the e-book in PDF, EPUB or Kindle/MOBI format to

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 2013

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

  • The Fenway Project, edited by Bill Nowlin and Cecilia Tan
  • Dollar Sign on the Muscle, by Kevin Kerrane
  • The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams, by Ben Bradlee Jr.
  • Bushers: Ballplayers Drawn from Left Field, by Ed Attanasio and Eric Gouldsberry 
  • New York Yankees Home Runs: A Comprehensive Factbook, 1903–2012, by Mitchell S. Soivenski 
  • The Stars Are Back: The St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, and Player Unrest in 1946, by Jerome M. Mileur
  • The 50 Greatest Players in St. Louis Cardinals History, by Robert W. Cohen
  • Baseball Beyond Borders: From Distant Lands to the Major Leagues, by Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
  • Before Jackie: The Negro Leagues, Civil Rights and the American Dream, by Mary E. Corey and Mark Harnischfeger
  • The Groundbreakers! There Is a First Time for Everything: 1,804 Answers to First Time Happenings in Major League Baseball That You Were Curious to Know, by Richard L. Chilton
  • Double Play, by Art Voellinger
  • Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency, by Daniel A. Gilbert
  • Keepers of the Game: When the Baseball Beat was the Best Job on the Paper, by Dennis D’Agostino
  • Wrigley Field: The Centennial: 100 Years at the Friendly Confines, by Les Krantz
  • Baseball: A Casual Fan’s Guide, by John Yates Britt
  • I Love The Work, But I Hate the Business, by Mel Proctor
  • Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing, by Mike Lackey
  • Barnstormin’ Across America: The Bustin’ Babes and Larrupin’ Lous, by Rick Cabral
  • Hub Perdue: Clown Prince of the Mound, by John A. Simpson
  • George Altman: My Baseball Journey from the Negro Leagues to the Majors and Beyond, by George Altman with Lew Freedman
  • Baseball GPA: A New Statistical Approach to Performance and Strategy, by David P. Gerard
  • .721: A History of the 1954 Cleveland Indians, by Gary Webster
  • Big Dan Brouthers: Baseball’s First Great Slugger, by Roy Kerr


To see previous listings in the SABR Bookshelf, click here.

Originally published: November 25, 2013. Last Updated: November 25, 2013.