The SABR Bookshelf: Fall 2014

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 2014:


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 2014

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

  • Houston Baseball: The Early Years 1861-1961, edited by Mike Vance
  • The First Yankees Dynasty: Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins and the Bronx Bombers of the 1920s, by Gary A. Sarnoff
  • Black Ball and the Boardwalk: The Bachrach Giants of Atlantic City, 1916-1929, by James E. Overmyer
  • The Millers and the Saints: Baseball Championships of the Twin Cities Rivals, 1903-1955, by Rex D. Hamann
  • Frank Robinson: A Baseball Biography, by John C. Skipper
  • The Catcher’s Handbook, by Conor Kelley
  • Baseball’s Great Hispanic Pitchers: Seventeen Aces from the Major, Negro and Latin American Leagues, by Lou Hernandez
  • Joe Quinn among the Rowdies: The Life of Baseball’s Honest Australian, by Rochelle Llewelyn Nichols
  • More Than a Pastime: An Oral History of Baseball Fans, by William Freedman
  • The Days of Wee Willie, Old Cy and Baseball War: Scenes from the Dawn of the Deadball Era, 1900-1903, by Chuck Kimberly
  • Tom Candiotti: A Life of Knuckleballs, by K.P. Wee
  • Kammie on First: Baseball’s Dottie Kamenshek, by Michelle Houts
  • Joe Black: More than a Dodger, by Martha Jo Black and Chuck Schoffner
  • The Lost Decade: Players of the 1970s Cardinals, by Gary W. Abbott
  • Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson, by Doug Wilson
  • The Cooperstown Chronicles: Baseball’s Colorful Characters, Unusual Lives, and Strange Demises, by Frank Russo
  • The Valley Baseball League: A History of Baseball In the Shenandoah Valley, by Chaz Weaver
  • Baseball: A Special Gift from God, by Bryan Steverson
  • Lon Warneke, by Don Duren
  • Baseball: It’s More Than Just a Game, by Greg Lucas
  • Van Lingle Mungo: The Man, The Song, The Players, edited by Bill Nowlin
  • Fastball Fari: A Novel, by Michael John Cruit
  • Protection: A fading baseball career and the Great Depression, by Kevin Nielsen
  • Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos: How the Best Team in Baseball Ended Up in Washington Ten Years Later, by Danny Gallagher and Bill Young


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

Originally published: November 25, 2014. Last Updated: November 25, 2014.