The SABR Bookshelf: Summer 2013

Periodically throughout the year, publishes listings of new books that are received at the SABR office. This feature is called The SABR Bookshelf, continuing a popular section from the old SABR Bulletin.

Here are The SABR Bookshelf listings for Summer 2013:


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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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Summer 2013

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

  • Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues, by Samuel O. Regalado 
  • The Little Book of Yankees Evil, by Brook Zelcer 
  • Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latino/a Baseball Fiction, edited by Robert Paul Moreira 
  • Tough Guy, Gentle Heart, by Felix Millan with Jane Allen Quevedo 
  • The 1957 San Francisco Seals: End of an Era in the Pacific Coast League, by P.J. Dragseth 
  • The Shutout in Major League Baseball: A History, by Warren N. Wilbert 
  • Napoleon Lajoie: King of Ballplayers, by David L. Fleitz 
  • We Were the All-American Girls: Interviews with Players of the AAGPBL, 1943-1954, by Jim Sargent 
  • Baseball and the Bottom Line in World War II: Gunning for Profits on the Home Front, by Jeff Obermeyer 
  • When Baseball Isn’t White, Straight and Male: The Media and Difference in the National Pastime, by Lisa Doris Alexander 
  • Memories of Winter Ball: Interviews with Players in the Latin American Winter Leagues of the 1950s, by Lou Hernandez
  • Spring Training Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Grapefruit and Cactus League Ballparks, Second Edition, by Josh Pahigian
  • Baseball’s Creation Myth: Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown Story, by Brian Martin 
  • Pennant Hopes Dashed by the Homer in the Gloamin’: The Story of How the 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates Blew the National League Pennant, by Ronald T. Waldo 
  • Eyes on the Sporting Scene 1870-1930: Will and June Ranking, New York’s Sportswriting Brothers, by Pamela A. Bakker 
  • Burleigh Grimes: Baseball’s Last Legal Spitballer, by Joe Niese 
  • Base Ball Founders: The Clubs, Players and Cities of the Northeast that Established the Game, edited by Peter Morris, William J. Ryczek, Jan Finkel, Leonard Levin and Richard Malatzky 
  • Willie Stargell: A Life in Baseball, by Frank Garland 
  • Ballplayers in the Great War: Newspaper Accounts of Major Leaguers in World War I Military Service, compiled and edited by Jim Leeke
  • Baseball’s New Frontier: A History of Expansion, 1961-1998, by Fran Zimniuch
  • The Forgotten Marlins: A Tribute to the 1956-1960 Original Miami Marlins, by Sam Zygner
  • Pitching for the Stars: My Seasons Across the Color Line, by Jerry Craft and Kathleen Sullivan
  • America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation, by Joshua Kendall
  • You Can’t Beat the Hours: Umpires in the Deadball Era from 1901-1909, by David W. Anderson
  • Research Notes for Women at Play, Volume 2, by Barbara Gregorich
  • The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History, by Robert W. Cohen
  • Conversations with Coach Wooden: On Baseball, Heroes, and Life, by Gary Adams
  • Put It In the Book! A Half-Century of Mets Mania, by Howie Rose with Phil Pepe
  • 100 Things Angels Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, by Joe Haakenson
  • Pops: The Willie Stargell Story, by Richard “Pete” Peterson
  • “Then Bowa Said to Schmidt. . .”: The Greatest Phillies Stories Ever Told, by Robert Gordon
  • The Mouth That Roared: My Six Outspoken Decades in Baseball, by Dallas Green
  • Speak English! The Rise of Latinos in Baseball, by Rafael Hermoso
  • Cleveland Indians Legends, by Russell J. Schneider
  • Diamond Madness: Classic Episodes of Rowdyism, Racism and Violence in Major League Baseball, by William A. Cook
  • Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century, edited by Bill Felber
  • The Year of the Blue Snow: The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies, edited by Mel Marmer and Bill Nowlin
  • So Many Seasons in the Sun: A Century and More of Conversation with Baseball’s Greatest Clubhouse Managers, by Larry Hogan
  • Bud Fowler: Baseball’s First Black Professional, by Jeffrey Michael Laing
  • Relentless Pursuit: Pete Rose’s Self-Serving Quest for the All-Time Hits Record – 1983-1986, by Kerry Keene


To see previous listings in the SABR Bookshelf, click here.

Originally published: August 28, 2013. Last Updated: August 28, 2013.