The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 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 Spring 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.

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!)


Spring 2014

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

  • The Fight Of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal And John Roseboro Turned Baseball’s Ugliest Brawl Into A Story Of Forgiveness And Redemption, by John Rosengren
  • Wrigley Field: The Long Life & Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines, by Stuart Shea
  • Baseball On Trial: The Origin of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption, by Nathaniel Grow
  • Early Professional Baseball and the Sporting Press: Shaping the Image of the Game, by R. Terry Furst
  • Baseball Prodigies: Best Major League Seasons by Players Under 21, by Charles F. Faber
  • Baseball’s Comeback Players: Forty Major Leaguers Who Fell and Rose Again, by Rick Swaine
  • A’s Bad as it Gets: Connie Mack’s Pathetic Athletics of 1916, by John G. Robertson and Andy Saunders
  • The Great Eight: The 1975 Cincinnati Reds, edited by Mark Armour
  • Pitching to the Pennant: The 1954 Cleveland Indians, edited by Joseph Wancho
  • Jackie & Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and the Breaking of Baseball’s Color Barrier, by William C. Kashatus
  • Throwing Hard Easy: Reflections on a Life in Baseball, by Robin Roberts with C. Paul Rogers
  • Bring In the Right-Hander! My Twenty-Two Years in the Major Leagues, by Jerry Reuss
  • The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title That Became a National Obsession, by Rick Huhn
  • The Continental League: A Personal History, by Russell D. Buhite
  • The Bilko Athletic Club: The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels, by Gaylon H. White 
  • Pitching Around Fidel: A Journey into the Heart of Cuban Sports, by S.L. Price 
  • The Cubs Quotient: How The Chicago Cubs Changed The World, by Scott Rowan 
  • Down To The Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time, by Tim Wendel 
  • 1954: The Year Willie Mays And The First Generation Of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever, by Bill Madden 
  • Mover and Shaker: Walter O’Malley, The Dodgers, and Baseball’s Westward Expansion, by Andy McCue 
  • Called Out But Safe: A Baseball Umpire’s Journey, by Al Clark with Dan Schlossberg 
  • How to Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide to Ballpark Banter, by James Charlton and Sally Cook 
  • Shane Victorino: The Flyin’ Hawaiian, by Alan Maimon 
  • Wrigley Field Year by Year: A Century at the Friendly Confines, by Sam Pathy 
  • Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar, by Roberta J. Newman and Nathan Rosen 
  • Thar’s Joy in Braveland! The 1957 Milwaukee Braves, edited by Gregory H. Wolf 
  • The Ashippun Trap, by Doug Welch 
  • A Tribe Reborn: How The Cleveland Indians Of The ’90’s Went From Cellar Dwellers To Playoff Contenders, by George Christian Pappas 
  • Baseball in Hawai’i, by Jim Vitti 
  • Minnesota Twins Baseball: Hardball History On The Prairie, by Stew Thornley
  • The Best Seat In Baseball, But You Have To Stand!: The Game As Umpires See It, by Lee Gutkind
  • Star Spangled Baseball: True Tales Of Flags And Fields, by James Breig


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


Originally published: May 6, 2014. Last Updated: May 6, 2014.