The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 2019

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 2019:

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 2019

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

  • Wrigley Field: The Friendly Confines at Clark and Addison, edited by Gregory H. Wolf
  • Jeff Bagwell in Connecticut: A Consistent Lad in the Land of Steady Habits, edited by Karl Cicitto, Bill Nowlin, and Len Levin
  • The Team that Couldn’t Hit: The 1972 Texas Rangers, edited by Steve West and Bill Nowlin
  • A Whole New Ballgame: The 1969 Washington Senators 50th Anniversary Edition, by Stephen J. Walker and Ronnie Joyner
  • Baseball Under the Palms: The History of Miami Minor League Baseball – The Early Years 1892-1960, by Sam Zygner and Barbra Cabrera
  • The Four Home Runs Club: Sluggers Who Achieved Baseball’s Rarest Feat, by Steven K. Wagner
  • The 1988 Dodgers: Reliving the Championship Season, by K.P. Wee
  • The Legendary Harry Caray: Baseball’s Greatest Salesman, by Don Zminda
  • Let’s Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks, by Doug Wilson
  • When the Crowd Didn’t Roar: How Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope, by Kevin Cowherd
  • No Place I Would Rather Be: Roger Angell and a Life in Baseball Writing, by Joe Bonomo
  • When Big Data was Small: My Life in Baseball Analytics and Drug Design, by Richard D. Cramer
  • Almost Yankees: The Summer of ’81 and the Greatest Baseball Team You’ve Never Heard Of, by J. David Herman
  • Pastime Lost: The Humble, Original, and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball, by David Block
  • Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees fought for New York’s Baseball Soul, by Chris Donnelly
  • They Played the Game: Memories from 47 Major Leaguers, by Norman Macht
  • A Fine Team Man: Jackie Robinson and the Lives He Touched, by Joe Cox
  • Great American Baseball Stories, edited by Jeff Silverman
  • The New York Yankees of the 1950s, by David Fisher
  • Shea Stadium Remembered: The Mets, The Jets, and Beatlemania, by Matthew Silverman
  • Women’s College Softball on the Rise: A Season Inside the Game, by Mark Allister
  • Bad Boys, Bad Times: The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Prewar Years, 1937-1941, by Scott Longert
  • Reclaiming 42: Public Memory and the Reframing of Jackie Robinson’s Radical Legacy, by David Naze
  • Here’s the Pitch: The Amazing, True, New, and Improved Story of Baseball and Advertising, by Roberta J. Newman
  • Black Baseball, 1858-1900: A Comprehensive Record of the Teams, Players, Managers, Owners and Umpires (3 vols.), by James E. Brunson III
  • The Polo Grounds: Essays and Memories of New York City’s Historic Ballpark, 1880-1963, edited by Stew Thornley
  • Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball during the Great War, by Alexander F. Barnes, Peter L. Belmonte & Samuel O. Barnes
  • Dick Allen: The Life and Times of a Baseball Immortal, by William C. Kashatus
  • Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know About Baseball, by Christopher J. Phillips
  • Early Baseball in New Orleans: A History of 19th Century Play, by S. Derby Gisclair
  • Before They Were the Cubs: The Early Years of Chicago’s First Professional Baseball Team , by Jack Bales
  • Infinite Baseball: Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark, by Alva Noë
  • Black Thursday, Blue Monday: In Search of the Curse of the Washington Nationals, by David Bledsoe

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

Originally published: May 13, 2019. Last Updated: August 21, 2020.