The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 2020

Periodically throughout the year, publishes The SABR Bookshelf, a listing of new books that are received at the SABR office.

Click here to view The SABR Bookshelf listings for Spring 2020

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 2020

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

  • Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All Major League and Negro League Ballparks, Fifth Edition, by Philip J. Lowry
  • Whales, Terriers, and Terrapins: The Federal League 1914-15, edited by Steve West and Bill Nowlin
  • Braves Win! Braves Win! Braves Win! The 1995 World Champion Atlanta Braves, edited by Tom Hufford and Bill Nowlin
  • Swing Kings: The Inside Story of Baseball’s Home Run Revolution, by Jared Diamond
  • Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask, by Jon Pessah
  • Intangibles: Unlocking the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry, by Joan Ryan
  • The Cactus League, by Emily Nemens
  • Rosenblatt Stadium: Essays and Memories of Omaha’s Historic Ballpark, 1948-2012, edited by Kevin Warneke, Libby Krecek, Bill Lamberty, Gary Rosenberg
  • The Called Shot: Babe Ruth, The Chicago Cubs, & The Unforgettable Major League Baseball Season of 1932, by Thomas Wolf
  • Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid, by Willie Mays and John Shea
  • The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, by Anika Orrock
  • Gotham Baseball: New York’s All-Time Team, by Mark C. Healey
  • The Man Who Made Babe Ruth: Brother Matthias of St. Mary’s School, by Brian Martin
  • The Hall Ball: One Fan’s Journey to Unite Cooperstown Immortals with a Single Baseball, by Ralph Carhart
  • George “Mooney” Gibson: Canadian Catcher for the Deadball Era Pirates, by Richard C. Armstrong and Martin Healy Jr.
  • Billy Ball: Billy Martin and the Resurrection of the Oakland A’s, by Dale Tafoya
  • Summer Baseball Nation: Nine Days in the Wood Bat Leagues, by Will Geoghegan
  • Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original, by Mitchell Nathanson
  • Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez: The Improbable Life of a Cuban American Baseball Star, by Kat D. Williams
  • Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between, by Eric Nusbaum
  • Last Ride of the Iron Horse: How Lou Gehrig Fought ALS to Play One Final Championship Season, by Dan Joseph
  • Future Value: The Battle for Baseball’s Soul and How Teams Will Find the Next Superstar, by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel
  • A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Analytics: Why WAR, WHIP, wOBA, and Other Advanced Sabermetrics Are Essential to Understanding Modern Baseball, by Anthony Castrovince
  • Hall of Name: Baseball’s Most Magnificent Monikers from ‘The Only Nolan’ to ‘Van Lingle Mungo’ and More, by D.B. Firstman

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

Originally published: May 12, 2020. Last Updated: August 21, 2020.