The SABR Bookshelf: Fall 2016

Periodically throughout the year, publishes The SABR Bookshelf, a listing of new books that are received at the SABR office.

Here are The SABR Bookshelf listings for Fall 2016:

To get your NEW book listed on The SABR Bookshelf, make sure a review copy is sent to: The SABR Bookshelf, Cronkite School at ASU, 555 N. Central Ave. #416, Phoenix, AZ 85004. 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 — 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 2016

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

  • Boston’s First Nine: The 1871-75 Boston Red Stockings, edited by Bob LeMoine and Bill Nowlin
  • When Pops Led the Family: The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, edited by Bill Nowlin and Gregory H. Wolf
  • Clearing the Bases: A Veteran Sportswriter on the National Pastime, by Jim Kaplan
  • They Played for the Love of the Game: Untold Stories of Black Baseball in Minnesota, by Frank M. White
  • The Life, Times, and Tragic Death of Pitcher Win Mercer: A Baseball Biography, by Jimmy Keenan
  • The Passion of Baseball: A Journey to the Commissioner’s Office of Major League Baseball, by Bob Wirz
  • Long Before The Miracle: The Making of the New York Mets, by Bill Sullivan
  • Blue Hombres: The Life and Times of Major League Baseball’s Latino Umpires, by Phil Ross
  • The Anatomy of Baseball Nicknames, by Ken Melley
  • Major League Baseball Organizations: Team Performances and Financial Consequences, by Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
  • Maybe Next Year: Long-Suffering Sports Fans and the Teams that Never Deliver, by Greg Pearson
  • Plié Ball! Baseball Meets Dance on Stage and Screen, by Jeffrey M. Katz
  • Johnny Temple: All-Star Second Baseman, by William A. Cook
  • J.L. Wilkinson and the Kansas City Monarchs: Trailblazers in Black Baseball, by William A. Young
  • Ted Strong Jr.: The Untold Story of an Original Harlem Globetrotter and Negro Leagues All-Star, by Sherman L. Jenkins
  • Will Big League Baseball Survive? Globalization, the End of Television, Youth Sports, and the Future of Major League Baseball, by Lincoln A. Mitchell
  • Ossie & The Babe: Unlocking the Secrets Behind a Historical Baseball Photograph, by David Beattie
  • Dizzy: Dean of Baseball and My Podnah, by Gene Kirby, with Bo Carter and Mark S. McDonald
  • The Low Self-Esteem Club: The Stories Behind Baseball’s Most Unflattering Nicknames, by C. Terry Walters
  • Pud Galvin: Baseball’s First 300-Game Winner, by Brian Martin
  • Frick*: Baseball’s Third Commissioner, by John P. Carvalho
  • Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, by Jason Turbow
  • Baseball’s Most Baffling MVP Ballots, by Jeremy Lehrman
  • The Cubs and the A’s of 1910: One Dynasty Ends, Another Begins, by Richard Bressler
  • Baseball in the Mining Camps: A Deadwood Baseball Book, by David Kemp and Michael Runge
  • The Couch Potato’s Guide to Baseball Statistics, by Daniel Knoblach and Gerald D. Oster

To view previous listings in The SABR Bookshelf, click here.


Originally published: November 29, 2016. Last Updated: November 29, 2016.