The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 2018

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 2018:

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.

In addition, check out new books published by SABR at


Spring 2018

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

  • From Spring Training to Screen Test: Baseball Players Turned Actors, edited by Rob Edelman and Bill Nowlin
  •  Moments of Joy and Heartbreak: 66 Significant Episodes in the History of the Pittsburgh Pirates, edited by Jorge Iber and Bill Nowlin
  • Tiger Stadium: Essays and Memories of Detroit’s Historic Ballpark, 1912-2009, edited by Michael Betzold, John Davids, Bill Dow, John Pastier, and Frank Rashid
  • Perfect Pitch: The National Anthem for the National Pastime, by Joseph L. Price
  • Home of the Braves: The Battle for Baseball in Milwaukee, by Patrick W. Steele
  • Red Sox vs. Braves in Boston: The Battle for Fans’ Hearts, 1901-1952, by Charlie Bevis
  • Baseball Pioneers: True Stories of Guts and Glory As Told By Pioneering Men and Women of the Game, by Kelly Holtzclaw and Jon Leonoudakis
  • Biz Mackey, a Giant Behind the Plate: The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher, by Rich Westcott
  • Mets in 10s: Best and Worst of an Amazin’ History, by Brian Wright
  • Motor City Champs: Mickey Cochrane and the 1934-1935 Detroit Tigers, by Scott Ferkovich
  • Baseball Greatness: Top Players and Teams According to Wins Above Average, 1901-2017 , by David Kaiser
  • Whitey Herzog Builds a Winner: The St. Louis Cardinals, 1979-1982, by Doug Feldmann
  • Koufax Throws a Curve: The Los Angeles Dodgers at the End of an Era, 1964-1966, by Brian M. Endsley
  • Glenn Killinger, All-American: Penn State’s World War I Era Sports Hero, by Todd M. Mealy
  • Alou: My Baseball Journey, by Felipe Alou with Peter Kerasotis
  • The Pitcher and the Dictator: Satchel Paige’s Unlikely Season in the Dominican Republic, by Averell “Ace” Smith
  • Winning Ugly: A Visual History of the Most Bizarre Baseball Uniforms Ever Worn, by Todd Radom
  • Dick Bosman on Pitching: Lessons from the Life of a Major League Ballplayer and Pitching Coach, by Ted Leavengood and Dick Bosman
  • Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud, by Tony Castro
  • Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond, by Davey Johnson and Erik Sherman
  • Brothers in Arms: Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers’ Extraordinary Pitching Tradition, by Jon Weisman
  • Try Not to Suck: The Exceptional, Extraordinary Baseball Life of Joe Maddon, by Bill Chastain and Jesse Rogers
  • The Big 50: St. Louis Cardinals, by Benjamin Hochman
  • The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds, by Chad Dotson and Chris Garber
  • The Big 50: Minnesota Twins, by Aaron Gleeman
  • The Shift: The Next Evolution of Baseball Thinking, by Russell Carleton
  • The Big 50: Boston Red Sox, by Evan Drellich
  • Joy in Tigertown: A Determined Team, a Resilient City, and Our Magical Run to the 1968 World Series, by Mickey Lolich with Tom Gage
  • Hawk: I Did It My Way, by Hawk Harrelson and Jeff Snook
  • The Hometown Team, by Steve Babineau and Mike Shalin
  • The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team that Helped Win World War II, by Anne R. Keene
  • Once Upon a Team: The Epic Rise and Historic Fall of Baseball’s Wilmington Quicksteps, by Jon Springer
  • The Lyston Brothers: A Journey Through 19th Century Baseball, by Jimmy Keenan
  • Babe Ruth: A Superstar’s Legacy, by Jerry Amernic
  • Hardball on the Hill, by James C. Roberts
  • If God Invented Baseball: Poems, by E. Ethelbert Miller
  • Outside the Lines of Gilded Age Baseball: Alcohol, Fitness, and Cheating in 1880s Baseball, by Rob Bauer
  • Baseball’s Brotherhood Team, by Bryan Steverson
  • Dawn and Dusk of the Colonial League, 1947-1950, by George Pawlush
  • 100 Moments that Shaped Baseball History, by Jacob Kornhauser

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

Originally published: April 24, 2018. Last Updated: April 24, 2018.