The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 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 Spring 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.

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.

All new SABR Bookshelf listings can be purchased at the SABR Bookstore, powered by In addition, check out new books published by SABR at (free for SABR members!)

Special thanks to Ryan Hill for assistance in compiling the listings.


Spring 2013

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

  • Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes, by John Rosengren
  • Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season, by Matthew Silverman
  • The Coal Barons Played Cuban Giants: A History of Early Professional Baseball in Pennsylvania, 1886-1896, by Paul Browne
  • League Park: Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball, 1891-1946, by Ken Krsolovic and Bryan Fritz
  • Baseball Team Names: A Worldwide Dictionary, 1869-2011, by Richard Worth Billy Southworth: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Manager and Ballplayers, by John C. Skipper
  • Baseball Injuries: Case Studies, by Type, in the Major Leagues, by W. Laurence Coker, M.D. Frantic Frank Lane: Baseball’s Ultimate Wheeler-Dealer, by Bob Vanderberg
  • Black Sox in the Courtroom: The Grand Jury, Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation, by William F. Lamb
  • The Easter Monday Baseball Game: North Carolina State and Wake Forest on the Diamond, 1899-1956, by Tim Peeler Cracking Baseball’s Cold Cases: Filling in the Facts About 17 Mystery Major Leaguers, by Peter Morris
  • 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die, by Ron Kaplan
  • Bridging Two Dynasties: The 1947 New York Yankees, Edited by Lyle Spatz
  • Philadelphia’s Top 50 Baseball Players, by Rich Westcott
  • Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals, edited by John Harry Stahl and Bill Nowlin
  • Smoky Joe Wood: The Biography of a Baseball Legend, by Gerald C. Wood
  • Baseball’s Last Great Scout: The Life of Hugh Alexander, by Dan Austin
  • American Jews and America’s Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball, by Larry Ruttman
  • Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club: Chicago & the Cubs During the Jazz Age, by Roberts Ehrgott Baseball’s Iconic 1-0 Games, by Warren N. Wilbert
  • The Pitching Professor: The Life & Times of Ernie Kershaw, by Ernie Kershaw and Len Corben
  • Summers At Shea, by Ira Berkow
  • 100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, by Tom Haudricourt 100 Things Reds Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, by Joel Luckhaupt
  • How the Red Sox Explain New England, by Jon Chattman and Allie Tarantino
  • Classic Bucs: The 50 Greatest Games in Pittsburgh Pirates History, by David Finoli
  • Bleacher In The Bedroom: The Swampoodle Irish and Connie Mack, by John J. Rooney
  • Sports Illustrated Kids presents Goodnight Baseball, by Michael Dahl
    Baseball Comes Out: A Revolutionary Novel, by Jack Saunders
  • Heart of a Tiger: Growing Up With My Grandfather, Ty Cobb, by Herschel Cobb
  • Sweet ’60: The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates, edited by Clifton Blue Parker and Bill Nowlin


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

Originally published: April 24, 2013. Last Updated: April 24, 2013.