The SABR Bookshelf: Summer 2018

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 2018:

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


Summer 2018

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

  • Cincinnati’s Crosley Field: A Gem in the Queen City, edited by Gregory H. Wolf
  • Major League Baseball A Mile High: The First Quarter Century of the Colorado Rockies, edited by Bill Nowlin and Paul Parker  
  • The World Series in the Deadball Era, by Steve Steinberg
  • The Lost Art of Baseball Humor (1860-1900), by Gerard S. Petrone
  • German-Americans and Our National Pastime, by Frank Amoroso
  • Ted Williams: The First Latino in the Baseball Hall of Fame, by Bill Nowlin
  • Wee Willie Sherdel: The Cardinals’ Winningest Left-hander, by John G. Coulson with John T. Sherdel
  • Baseball in a Grain of Sand: Seeing the Game through a Small Town Season, by Bill Gruber
  • The 1967 American League Pennant Race: Four Teams, Six Weeks, One Winner, by Cameron Bright
  • A Game of Moments: Baseball Greats Remember Highlights of Their Careers, by Ron Gerrard
  • The Page Fence Giants: A History of Black Baseball’s Pioneering Champions, by Mitch Lutzke
  • Babe Ruth and the Creation of the Celebrity Athlete, by Thomas Barthel
  • Baseball Rowdies of the 19th Century: Brawlers, Drinkers, Pranksters and Cheats in the Early Days of the Major Leagues, by Eddie Mitchell
  • Baseball in Alabama: Tales of Hardball in the Heart of Dixie , by Doug Wedge
  • The Age of Ruth and Landis: The Economics of Baseball during the Roaring Twenties, by David George Surdam and Michael J. Haupert
  • The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Basebal & the White House, by Curt Smith
  • The Integration of the Pacific Coast League: Race and Baseball on the West Coast, by Amy Essington
  • Something Magic: The Baltimore Orioles, 1979-1983, by Charles Kupfer
  • The Giant Killer, by James Carmody

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

Originally published: August 23, 2018. Last Updated: August 23, 2018.