Periodically throughout the year, SABR.org publishes listings of new books that are received at the SABR office. This feature is called The SABR Bookshelf, continuing a popular section from the old SABR Bulletin.
Here are The SABR Bookshelf listings for Winter 2014:
To get your NEW book listed on The SABR Bookshelf, make sure a review copy is sent to: The SABR Bookshelf, Society for American Baseball Research, 4455 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. D-140, Phoenix, AZ 85018. An e-book file will also suffice; please send the e-book in PDF, EPUB or Kindle/MOBI format to email@example.com.
To ensure a listing in The Baseball Index — SABR’s online catalog of baseball research materials at www.baseballindex.org — 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.
Click the link above for more detailed information on each of these books:
- The Forgotten History of African American Baseball, by Lawrence Hogan
- Curse of the Black Bambino: Baseball’s Failure to Attract African-American Athletes, by Anup Sinha
- Ball Nuts: A Mad 1977 Baseball Replay Odyssey, by Jeff Polman
- Babe Ruth’s Called Shot: The Myth and Mystery of Baseball’s Greatest Home Run, by Ed Sherman
- Gib Bodet, Major League Scout: Twelve Thousand Baseball Games and Six Million Miles, by Gib Bodet as told to P.J. Dragseth
- Vaudeville on the Diamond: Minor League Baseball in Today’s Entertainment World, by David M. Sutera
- The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball, by Benjamin Baumer and Andrew Zimbalist
- Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos: How the Best Team in Baseball Ended up in Washington 10 Years Later, by Danny Gallagher and Bill Young
- Analyzing Baseball Data with R, by Max Marchi and Jim Albert
- 521: The Story of Ted Williams’ Home Runs, by Bill Nowlin
- Tales from the Deadball Era: Ty Cobb, Home Run Baker, Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Wildest Times in Baseball History, by Mark Halfon
- Turning the Black Sox White: The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. Comiskey, by Tim Hornbaker
- Great Stuff: Baseball’s Most Amazing Pitching Feats, by Rich Westcott
- The Closer: A Baseball Love Story, by Alan Mindell
- Base-Ball: How to Become a Player, by John Montgomery Ward
- The Miracle Braves of 1914: Boston’s Original Worst-to-First World Series Champions, edited by Bill Nowlin
- New Century, New Team: The 1901 Boston Americans, edited by Bill Nowlin
- Angels in the Ozarks: Professional Baseball in Fayetteville and the Arkansas State/Arkansas-Missouri League 1934-1940, by J.B. Hogan
- White Elephant: The Rise and Fall of Miami Baseball Stadium, by Rolando Llanes
- Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876–1950, by Scott Simkus
- Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos, by Jonah Keri
- Hits and Misses in the Baseball Draft: What the Top Picks Teach Us About Selecting Tomorrow’s Major League Stars, by Alan Maimon and Chuck Myron
- The A’s: A Baseball History, by David M. Jordan
- The Irish and the Making of American Sport, 1835-1920, by Patrick R. Redmond
To see previous listings in the SABR Bookshelf, click here.
Originally published: February 20, 2014. Last Updated: February 20, 2014.