The SABR Bookshelf: Winter 2012

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Winter 2012

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  • Before the Curse: The Chicago Cubs’ Glory Years, by Randy Roberts & Carson Cunningham 
  • Trading Manny: How A Father & Son Learned To Love Baseball Again, by Jim Gullo
  • Summer of ’68: The Season that Changed Baseball — and America — Forever, by Tim Wendel
  • 1924 and You Are There!, by Jeff Polman
  • The School With All The Catchers: A History of the Crawford High School Baseball Program, by Joe Naiman  
  • The South Bend Blue Sox: A History of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Team and Its Players, 1943-1954, by Jim Sargent and Robert M. Gorman
  • Long Taters: A Baseball Biography of George “Boomer” Scott, by Ron Anderson
  • Eliot Asinof and the Truth of the Game: A Critical Study of the Baseball Writings, by William Farina
  • A Member of the Local Nine: Baseball and Identity in the Fiction of W.P. Kinsella, by William Steele
  • The Battling Bucs of 1925: How the Pittsburgh Pirates Pulled Off the Greatest Comeback in World Series History, by Ronald T. Waldo
  • Red Sox Roll Call: 200 Memorable Players, 1901-2011, by William F. McNeil
  • The Mental Road to the Major Leagues: A Guide for Rising Ballplayers, by Kelly J. Pfaff and Peder N. Piering
  • The Barnstorming Hawaiian Travelers: A Multiethnic Baseball Team Tours the Mainland, 1912-1916, by Joel S. Franks
  • Baseball’s War Roster: A Biographical Dictionary of Major and Negro League Players Who Served, 1861 to the Present, by Brett Kiser
  • Center Field Grasses: Poems from Baseball, by Gene Fehler
  • Tiger Stadium, Comerica Park: History & Memories, by Irwin J. Cohen
  • Baseball Between Us: A Road Map to a Winning Father/Son Relationship, by Mike Luery
  • Travels with Ghosts and Other Tales, by Joe Scherrman and Suzanne Wright, eds.
  • The Wonder Team in the White City: U.V.M. At the Intercollegiate Base Ball Tournament of 1893, by Tom Simon
  • Jack and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog, by Barbara Gregorich
  • Wrigley Field: The Unauthorized Biography, by Stuart Shea
  • The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times, by Steven Travers
  • Best Mets: Fifty Years of Highs and Lows from New York’s Most Agonizingly Amazin’ Team, by Matthew Silverman
  • Willy’s Ballgame, by Dennis N. Ricci
  • Hot Hand: The Statistics Behind Sports’ Greatest Streaks, by Alan Reifman
  • Celebrating Ourselves: African-Americans and the Promise of Baseball, by Daryl Russell Grigsby
  • 3 Tales From the Grand Old Game, by Austin Gisriel


Originally published: February 10, 2012. Last Updated: February 10, 2012.

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