The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 2017

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 2017:

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.

In addition, check out new books published by SABR at (free for SABR members!)


Spring 2017

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

  • NO-HITTERS, edited by Bill Nowlin
  • The 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox: Pandemonium on the Field, edited by Bill Nowlin and Dan Desrochers
  • The SABR Book on Umpires and Umpiring, edited by Larry R. Gerlach and Bill Nowlin
  • Dome Sweet Dome: History and Highlights from 35 Years of the Houston Astrodome, edited by Gregory H. Wolf
  • Overcoming Adversity: Baseball’s Tony Conigliaro Award, edited by Bill Nowlin and Clayton Trutor
  • Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings: 1901-1957, edited by Steve Weingarden and Bill Nowlin
  • Kill the Ámpaya! The Best Latin American Baseball Fiction, by Dick Cluster
  • Called Out: A Novel of Base Ball and America in 1908, by Floyd Sullivan
  • The Culture and Ethnicity of Nineteenth Century Baseball, by Jerrold I. Casway
  • They Wore Red Socks and Pinstripes: Players Who Went to the Enemy, by Todd Stanley
  • Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star, by Greg W. Prince
  • Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers, by Debra A. Shattuck
  • Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son, by Paul Dickson
  • Wopper: How Babe Ruth Lost His Father and Won the 1918 World Series Against the Cubs, by Frank Amoroso
  • Rock Solid: My Life in Baseball’s Fast Lane, by Tim Raines with Alan Maimon
  • Big Papi: The Legend and Legacy of David Ortiz, edited by Janice Page
  • The Plan: Epstein, Maddon, and the Audacious Blueprint for a Cubs Dynasty, by David Kaplan
  • The 50 Greatest Players in New York/San Francisco Giants History, by Robert W. Cohen
  • Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War, by Ron Kaplan
  • The New Baseball Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists, and Legends from Our National Pastime, by Dan Schlossberg
  • Waiting for Pumpsie, by Barry Wittenstein
  • Breathing Orange Fire: Jose Altuve, by Bill Brown
  • Almost Perfect: The Heartbreaking Pursuit of Pitching’s Holy Grail, by Joe Cox
  • The All-American Girls After the AAGPBL: How Playing Pro Ball Shaped Their Lives, by Kat Williams
  • Playing for a Winner: How Baseball Teams’ Success Raises Player Reputations, by Brandon Isleib
  • Ken Williams: A Slugger in Ruth’s Shadow, by Dave Heller
  • The Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance, by Daniel Anderson
  • Baseball in Northwest Iowa, by Joan Wendl Thomas
  • Ware’s Boys of Summer: The Stories of Seven Major League Baseball Players from One Small Central Massachusetts Town, by Stephen R. Katz
  • Hugh Casey: The Triumphs and Tragedies of a Brooklyn Dodger, by Lyle Spatz
  • Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue: Baseball’s Greatest Forgotten Rivalry, by Tom Van Riper
  • Baseball’s Roaring Twenties: A Decade of Legends, Characters, and Diamond Adventures, by Ronald T. Waldo
  • Lyman Bostock: The Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of a Ballplayer, by K. Adam Powell
  • Suicide Squeeze: Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the Fight against Teenage Steroid Abuse, by William C. Kashatus
  • Fathers, Sons, & Holy Ghosts: Baseball as a Spiritual Experience, by Austin Gisriel
  • A Deadly Game, by Gary M. Lepper
  • Coulda Woulda Shoulda: Baseball Stories You Haven’t Heard (Yet), by Chris Williams
  • Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark, by Bob Buege
  • Legends Never Die: Athletes and their Afterlives in Modern America, by Richard Ian Kimball
  • From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War, by Jim Leeke
  • Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants, by Robert F. Garratt
  • Lefty O’Doul: Baseball’s Forgotten Ambassador, by Dennis Snelling
  • Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball’s Golden Age, by Steve Steinberg
  • Macho Row: The 1993 Phillies and Baseball’s Unwritten Code, by William C. Kashatus
  • One Nation Under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime, by John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro
  • Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey, by Ila Jane Borders with Jean Hastings Ardell
  • Baseball Beyond Our Borders: An International Pastime, edited by George Gmelch and Daniel A. Nathan
  • Rowdy Patsy Tebeau and the Cleveland Spiders: Fighting to the Bottom of Baseball, 1887-1899, by David Fleitz
  • Ed Bolden and Black Baseball in Philadelphia, by Courtney Michelle Smith
  • Baseball Meets the Law: A Chronology of Decisions, Statutes and Other Legal Events, by Ed Edmonds and Frank G. Houdek
  • The 1933 New York Giants, by Lou Hernandez
  • Kansas Baseball, 1858-1941, by Mark Eberle
  • Right Down the Middle: The Ralph Terry Story, by Ralph Terry with John Wooley
  • City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles, by Jerald Podair
  • Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of a Boundary-Breaking Hero, by Michael G. Long and Chris Lamb
  • The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball’s Golden Age, by Sridhar Pappu
  • The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record, by John Eisenberg
  • The Life and Trials of Roger Clemens: Baseball’s Rocket Man and the Questionable Case Against Him, by Hansen Alexander
  • Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character, by Marty Appel
  • Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game That Saved Me, by Stacey May Fowles
  • A History of Badger Baseball: The Rise and Fall of America’s Pastime at the University of Wisconsin, by Steven D. Schmitt
  • High and Inside: The New York Knickerbockers Baseball Team and the Season of 1956, by Mark Mitchell


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

Originally published: June 21, 2017. Last Updated: June 21, 2017.