The SABR Bookshelf: Summer 2017

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 Summer 2017:

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 — 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 (free for SABR members!)


Summer 2017

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

  • Bittersweet Goodbye: The Black Barons, the Grays, and the 1948 Negro League World Series, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin
  • Puerto Rico and Baseball: 60 Biographies, edited by Bill Nowlin and Edwin Fernandez
  • Connie Mack’s First Dynasty: The Philadelphia Athletics, 1910–1914, by Lew Freedman
  • The Cooperstown Casebook: Who’s in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Who Should Be In, and Who Should Pack Their Plaques, by Jay Jaffe
  • Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever, by Kevin Cook
  • Spirit of ’67: The Cardiac Kids, El Birdos, and the World Series That Captivated America, by Thomas J. Whalen
  • Latino Stars in Major League Baseball: From Bobby Abreu to Carlos Zambrano, by Jonathan Weeks
  • The Best Season: The Challenging Finish, by Bob May
  • Mexican American Baseball in El Paso, by Richard A. Santillán, Eric Enders, Pete G. Flores, Donavan López, and Jorge Iber
  • The Love of Baseball: Essays by Lifelong Fans, edited by Chris Arvidson and Diana Nelson Jones
  • The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball, 2d ed., edited by Jonathan Fraser Light
  • Visualizing Baseball, by Jim Albert
  • Texas Heat, Chicago Fire: The Remarkable Life of Joe Horlen, by Robert L. McCartha
  • The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport, by Rafi Kohan
  • Between the Innings, by Dan J. Kirk
  • Nashville Baseball History: From Sulphur Dell to the Sounds, by Bill Traughber
  • Danger at the Ballpark, by Jack Herskowitz

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

Originally published: August 30, 2017. Last Updated: August 30, 2017.