The SABR Bookshelf: Spring 2024

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

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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 2024

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

  • One-Win Wonders, edited by Bill Nowlin
  • Sox Bid Curse Farewell: The 2004 Boston Red Sox, edited by Bill Nowlin
  • Roy White: From Compton to the Bronx, by Roy White with Paul Semendinger
  • The One Hundred Most Important Players in Baseball History, by Lincoln Mitchell
  • The Batboy and the Unbreakable Record, by Robert Skead
  • The Baseball Mysteries: Challenging Puzzles for Logical Detectives, by Jerry Butters and Jim Henle
  • Searchin’ for Toothpick Sam: A Baseball Card Odyssey, by Jamie Selko
  • Runnin’ Redbirds: The World Champion 1982 St. Louis Cardinals, by Eric Vickrey
  • Hoyt Wilhelm: Life of a Knuckleballer, by Lew Freedman
  • Yankee Stories Untold: An Insider’s Memoir from Ruth to Jeter, by Rich Marazzi
  • Save Baseball: A Prescription for the Major Leagues, by Larry Hausner
  • Baseball Heaven Up Close and Personal, What It Was Really Like in the Major Leagues, by Peter Golenbock
  • Cardinal Dreams: The Legacy of Charlie Peete and a Life Cut Short, by Danny Spewak
  • Roberto Alomar: The Complicated Life and Legacy of a Baseball Hall of Famer, by David Ostrowsky
  • Team of Destiny: Walter Johnson, Clark Griffith, Bucky Harris, and the 1924 Washington Senators, by Gary Sarnoff
  • Work, Fight, or Play Ball: How Bethlehem Steel Helped Baseball’s Stars Avoid World War I, by William Ecenbarger
  • Big Cat: The Life of Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Mize, by Jerry Grillo
  • The Fenway Effect: A Cultural History of the Boston Red Sox, by David Krell
  • Schoolboy: The Untold Journey of a Yankees Hero, by Waite Hoyt with Tim Manners
  • Game On: How Sports Media Grew Up, Sold Out, and Got Personal with Billions of Fans, by David Bockino
  • Perfect Eloquence: An Appreciation of Vin Scully, edited by Tom Hoffarth
  • Lion of the League: Bob Emslie and the Evolution of the Baseball Umpire, by Larry R. Gerlach
  • Where the Seams Meet, by Patrick Holcomb
  • Chicago Cubs Firsts, by Al Yellon
  • Trash Talk: The Only Book About Destroying Your Rivals That Isn’t Total Garbage, by Rafi Kohan
  • The Mountain Empire League, by Marshall Adesman
  • Baseball Confidential, by Al Lautenslager
  • Baseball Stats and Stories: Confessions of a Tabletop Simulation Gamer, by J. Thomas Hetrick
  • Beisbol on the Air: Essays on Major League Spanish-Language Broadcasters, edited by Jorge Iber and Anthony R. Salazar
  • The Wright Side of History: The Life and Career of Johnny Wright, Co-Pioneer in Breaking Baseball’s Color Barrier, by Carlis Wright Robinson
  • Pug Fireball and Company: 116 Years of Professional Baseball in Des Moines, Iowa, by Steve Dunn
  • Charlie Hustle: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball, by Keith O’Brien
  • Frank Chance’s Diamond: The Baseball Journalism of Ring Lardner, by Ron Rapoport
  • Knuckleballs: 162 Great Knuckleballing Wins—Plus Playoffs, by K.P. Wee
  • Baseball’s Great Expectations Candid Stories of Ballplayers Who Didn’t Live Up to the Hype, by Patrick Montgomery
  • When Baseball Was Still Topps: Portraits of the Game in 1959, Card by Card, by Phil Coffin
  • The Gas and Flame Men: Baseball and the Chemical Warfare Service During World War I, by Jim Leeke
  • The House That Ruth Built, by Kelly Bennett
  • 715 at 50: The Night Henry Aaron Changed Baseball and the World Forever, by Randy Louis Cox
  • Wingo: The Remarkable Life of an Unremarkable Man, by Mike Vance
  • Mike Donlin: A Rough and Rowdy Life from New York Baseball Idol to Stage and Screen, by Steve Steinberg and Lyle Spatz
  • Under Jackie’s Shadow: Voices of Black Minor Leaguers Baseball Left Behind, by Mitchell Nathanson
  • Parisian Bob Caruthers: Baseball’s First Two-Way Star, by Dave Heller
  • Last Comiskey, by Ken Smoller
  • Shadows of Glory: Memorable and Offbeat World Series Stories, by Dave Brown and Jeff Rodimer

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Originally published: April 2, 2024. Last Updated: April 5, 2024.