Periodically throughout the year, SABR.org 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 2015:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure a listing in The Baseball Index — SABR’s online catalog of baseball research materials at www.baseballindex.org — 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.
Click the link above for more detailed information on each of these books:
- ’75: The Red Sox Team that Saved Baseball, edited by Bill Nowlin and Cecilia M. Tan
- Who’s on First: Replacement Players in World War II, edited by Marc Z. Aaron and Bill Nowlin
- Red Sox Nation: The Rich and Colorful History of the Boston Red Sox, by Peter Golenbock
- Throw Like A Woman, by Susan Petrone
- Baseball Stadium Insider: A Dissection of All Thirty Ballparks, Legendary Players, & Memorable Moments, by Matt Lupica
- Cincinnati Reds Legends, by Mike Shannon
- One Fine Summer, by Kevin Zahn
- The League of Outsider Baseball: An Illustrated History of Baseball’s Forgotten Heroes, by Gary Cieradkowski
- New Mexico’s Pueblo Baseball League (Images of Baseball), by James D. Baker, Herbert Howell, and Marie A. Cordero
- Willie Keeler: From the Playgrounds of Brooklyn to the Hall of Fame, by Lyle Spatz
- The Nats and the Grays: How Baseball in the Nation’s Capital Survived WWII and Changed the Game Forever, by David E. Hubler and Joshua H. Drazen
- Baseball’s Top 10: Ranking the Best Major League Players by Position, by Robert Kuenster
- Finding the Hidden Ball Trick: The Colorful History of Baseball’s Oldest Ruse, by Bill Deane
- The Game Must Go On: Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the Great Days of Baseball on the Home Front in WWII, by John Klima
- Pinstripes and Penance: The Life Story Of John Malangone, by Michael Harrison
- The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle, by James Gast
- Z-Score: How a Statistic Used in Psychology Will Revolutionize Baseball, by John G. Cottone and Jason Wirchin
- The St. Paul Saints: Baseball in the Capital City, by Stew Thornley
- Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer, by Robert K. Fitts
- The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees, by Steve Steinberg and Lyle Spatz
- Crack of the Bat: A History of Baseball on the Radio, by James R. Walker
- A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball, by Jennifer Ring
- In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, by Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt
- The On-Base Specialist: A New Model for Baseball Offense, by Bill Hagedorn
- A Scout’s Report: My 70 Years in Baseball, by George Genovese with Dan Taylor
- Big Sam Thompson: Baseball’s Greatest Clutch Hitter, by Roy Kerr
- Bibb Falk: The Man Who Replaced Shoeless Joe, by William A. Cook
- Honus Wagner and His Pittsburgh Pirates: Scenes from a Golden Era, by Ronald T. Waldo
- Tearin’ Up the Pea Patch: The Brooklyn Dodgers 1953, by Andrew Paul Mele
- A Calculus of Color: The Integration of Baseball’s American League, by Robert Kuhn McGregor
- The Complete Baseball Scorekeeping Handbook, by Andres Wirkmaa
- The Negro Southern League: A Baseball History, 1920-1951, by William J. Plott
- The Miracle Braves, 1914-1916, by Charles C. Alexander
- Reporting Baseball’s Sensational Season of 1890: The Brotherhood War and the Rise of Modern Sports Journalism, by Scott D. Peterson
- Understanding Baseball: A Textbook, by Trey Strecker, Steven P. Gietschier, Mitchell Nathanson, John A. Fortunato, and David George Surdam
- The Boyer Brothers of Baseball, by Lew Freedman
- The Joy of Ballpark Food: From Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine, by Bennett Jacobstein
- Mystery Ball ’58: A Season-Long Whodunit, by Jeff Polman
- The Dad Report: Fathers, Sons, and Baseball Families, by Kevin Cook
- Marvin Miller: Baseball Revolutionary, by Robert F. Burk
- The Hidden Game of Baseball: A Revolutionary Approach to Baseball and Its Statistics, by John Thorn and Pete Palmer
To see previous listings in the SABR Bookshelf, click here.
Originally published: May 1, 2015. Last Updated: May 1, 2015.