The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 2015

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 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

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.

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Spring 2015

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.