The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 2016

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 Spring 2016:


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.

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Spring 2016

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

  • Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos, edited by Norm King
  • The 1986 Boston Red Sox: There Was More Than Game Six, edited by Bill Nowlin and Leslie Heaphy
  • The 1986 New York Mets: There Was More Than Game Six, edited by Leslie Heaphy and Bill Nowlin
  • 100: The 100 Year Journey of a Baseball Journeyman, Mike Sandlock, edited by Karl Cicitto
  • Down on the Korner: Ralph Kiner and Kiner’s Korner, by Mark Rosenman and Howie Karpin
  • The Yankees Index: Every Number Tells a Story, by Mark Simon
  • The Only Rule Is It Has To Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team, by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
  • The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports, by Jeff Passan
  • Amazin’ Again: How the 2015 New York Mets Brought the Magic Back to Queens, by Greg W. Prince
  • When Shea Was Home: The Story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets, by Brett Topel
  • When the Braves Ruled the Diamond: Fourteen Flags over Atlanta, by Dan Schlossberg
  • Pirates By the Numbers: A Complete Team History of the Bucs By Uniform Number, by David Finoli
  • Tales from the Atlanta Braves Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Braves Stories Ever Told, by Cory McCartney
  • Incredible Baseball Stats: The Coolest, Strangest Stats and Facts in Baseball History, by Kevin Reavy and Ryan Spaeder
  • Skipper Supreme: Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles, by Todd Karpovich and Jeff Seidel
  • Dingers: The 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History, by Joshua Shifrin and Tommy Shea
  • Another Time … Another Place — Baseball Reflections, by Stu Rossman
  • The Boy Who Would Not Play Ball, by Robert Brewer
  • For the Love of Baseball: A Celebration of the Game That Connects Us All, edited by Lee Butkind and Andrew Blauner
  • Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution, by Brian Kenny
  • Fantasy Sports and the Changing Sports Media Industry: Media, Players, and Society, edited by Nicholas David Bowman, John S.W. Spinda, and Jimmy Sanderson
  • 50 Moments That Defined Major League Baseball, by Rocco Constantino
  • The 50 Greatest Players in Pittsburgh Pirates History, by David Finoli
  • Characters from the Diamond: Wild Events, Crazy Antics, and Unique Tales from Early Baseball, by Ronald T. Waldo
  • Jackie Robinson: An Integrated Life, by J. Christopher Schutz
  • Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life, by Ron Darling and Daniel Paisner
  • Lawyerball: The Courtroom Battle of the Orioles Against the Nationals and MLB For The Future of Baseball, by Charles H. Martin
  • When Baseball Was King: The History of Semi-pro Baseball in Dunsmuir, California (1895-1970), by John David Fischer
  • Baseball in Territorial Arizona: A History, 1863-1912, by John Darrin Tenney
  • The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams, by Michael Tackett
  • Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball with ’86 Mets, by Erik Sherman
  • Blackguards and Red Stockings: A History of Baseball’s National Association, 1871-1875, by William J. Ryczek
  • Ralph Kiner: A Baseball Biography, by Robert P. Broadwater
  • Happy Felsch: Banished Black Sox Center Fielder, by Thomas Rathkamp
  • The Tigers and Yankees in ’61: A Pennant Race for the Ages, the Babe’s Record Broken and Stormin’ Norman’s Greatest Season, by Jim Sargent
  • The Prehistories of Baseball, by Seelochan Beharry
  • Hairs vs. Squares: The Mustache Gang, the Big Red Machine, and the Tumultuous Summer of ’72, by Ed Gruver
  • Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 1977-78 Dodgers, by Michael Fallon

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


Originally published: May 11, 2016. Last Updated: May 11, 2016.