The SABR Bookshelf: Summer 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 Summer 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


Summer 2020

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

  • SABR 50 at 50: The Society for American Baseball Research’s Fifty Most Essential Contributions to the Game, edited by Bill Nowlin
  • Harvey’s Wallbangers: The 1982 Milwaukee Brewers, edited by Gregory H. Wolf
  • Pride of Smoketown: The 1935 Pittsburgh Crawfords, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin
  • An Illustrated Introduction to Japanese Baseball Cards, by Rob Fitts
  • The Resisters: A Novel, by Gish Jen
  • A Year of Playing Catch: What a Simple Daily Experiment Taught Me about Life, by Ethan D. Bryan
  • Spanking the Yankees: 366 Days of Bronx Bummers, by Gabriel Schechter
  • The Baseball Brain: Mental Game Training for the Developing Ballplayer, by Aaron Weinstein
  • The Official Rules of Baseball Illustrated: An Irreverent Look at the Rules of Baseball and How They Came to Be What They Are Today, by David Nemec
  • Stealing First and Other Old-Time Baseball Stories, by Chris Williams
  • Sports Journalism: A History of Glory, Fame, and Technology, by Patrick S. Washburn and Chris Lamb
  • Buzzie & The Bull: A GM, a Clubhouse Favorite, and the Dodgers’ 1965 Championship Season, by Ken LaZebnik
  • The Baseball Bat: From Trees to the Major Leagues, 19th Century to Today, by Stephen M. Bratkovich
  • Cy Young: The Baseball Life and Career, by Lew Freedman
  • Deaf Players in Major League Baseball: A History, 1883 to the Present, by R.A.R. Edwards
  • Arky: The Baseball Life of Joseph Floyd “Arky” Vaughan, by Frank Garland
  • Hardball Architects – Volume 1 (American League), by Derek Bain

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

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