The SABR Bookshelf: Fall 2017

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 2017:

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.

In addition, check out new books published by SABR at (free for SABR members!)


Fall 2017

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

  • Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis: Home to the Browns and Cardinals at Grand and Dodier, edited by Gregory H. Wolf 
  • 20-Game Losers, edited by Bill Nowlin and Emmet R. Nowlin
  • The Call, by Laurie Boris
  • Don’t Blame the Knuckleballer II: More Baseball Legends, Myths, Stories, and Trivia, by K.P. Wee
  • St. Louis Browns: The Story of a Beloved Team, by Bill Borst, Bill Rogers, and Ed Wheatley
  • No Bull: The Real Story of the Rebirth of a Team and a City, by Ron Morris
  • Clutch, by Heather Camlot
  • The New Boys of Summer: Baseball’s Radical Transformation in the Late Sixties, by Paul Hensler
  • National Pastime: U.S. History Through Baseball, by Martin C. Babicz and Thomas W. Zeiler
  • Fate’s Take-Out Slide: A Baseball Scout Recalls Can’t-Miss Prospects Who Did, by George Genovese with Dan Taylor
  • Baseball on the Brink: The Crisis of 1968, by William J. Ryczek
  • Player Won-Lost Records in Baseball, Measuring Performance in Context, by Tom Thress
  • Black Baseball in New York City: An Illustrated History, 1885-1959, by Larry Lester

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

Originally published: November 21, 2017. Last Updated: November 21, 2017.