The SABR Bookshelf: Summer 2021

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

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 2021

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

  • Jackie: Perspectives on 42, edited by Bill Nowlin and Glen Sparks
  • When the Monarchs Reigned: Kansas City’s 1942 Negro League Champions , edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin
  • Baseball in Occupied Japan: US Postwar Cultural Policy, by Takeshi Tanikawa
  • COVID Curveball: An Inside View of the 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers World Championship Season, by Tim Neverett
  • The Baseball 100, by Joe Posnanski
  • Beyond Baseball’s Color Barrier: The Story of African Americans in Major League Baseball, Past, Present, and Future, by Rocco Constantino
  • Lights, Camera, Fastball: How the Hollywood Stars Changed Baseball, by Dan Taylor
  • The Best Little Baseball Town in the World: The Crowley Millers and Minor League Baseball in the 1950s, by Gaylon White
  • Gathering Crowds: Catching Baseball Fever in the New Era of Free Agency, by Paul Hensler
  • The Reshaping of America’s Game: Major League Baseball After the Players’ Strike, by Bryan Soderholm-Difatte
  • America’s Game in the Wild Card Era: From Strike to Pandemic, by Bryan Soderholm-Difatte
  • The Big 50: The Men and Moments that Made the Chicago Cubs, by Carrie Muskat
  • If These Walls Could Talk: New York Mets, by Mike Puma
  • Hank Aaron: A Tribute to the Hammer, 1934-2021, by Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • 11 in ’11: A Hometown Hero, La Russa’s Last Ride in Red, and a Miracle World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals, by Benjamin Hochman
  • The Best Team Over There: The Untold Story of Grover Cleveland Alexander and the Great War, by Jim Leeke
  • Clubbie: A Minor League Baseball Memoir, by Greg Larson
  • Forty Years a Giant: The Life of Horace Stoneham, by Steven Treder
  • Baseball Under the Lights: The Rise of the Night Game, by Charlie Bevis
  • Baseball in Hawaii During World War II, by Gary Bedingfield
  • #NeverGiveUp: A Memoir of Baseball and Traumatic Brain Injury, by Ruppert Jones with Ryan Dempsey
  • Redleg Memories: The Reds of the Fifties and Sixties, by Greg Rhodes
  • The Forgotten 1970 Chicago Cubs: Go and Glow, by William S. Bike
  • The Case for Barry Bonds in the Hall of Fame: The Untold and Forgotten Stories of Baseball’s Home Run King, by K.P. Wee
  • Base Ball: Simple Stats for a Simple Game, by Bob Morris
  • Wahoo Sam Crawford: The King of Sluggers, by Kent Krause

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

Originally published: September 24, 2021. Last Updated: September 24, 2021.