The SABR Bookshelf: Winter 2015

Periodically throughout the year, 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 2015:


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

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.

All new SABR Bookshelf listings can be purchased at the SABR Bookstore, powered by In addition, check out new books published by SABR at (free for SABR members!)


Winter 2015

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

  • The Real McCoy: My Half-Century with the Cincinnati Reds, by Hal McCoy
  • The Minnesota Twins Through Memorabilia, by Clyde Doepner, Stew Thornley, and Jerry Stebbins 
  • Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs, edited by Gregory H. Wolf 
  • The National Pastime: Premiere Issue (Replica Edition), edited by John Thorn 
  • Detroit the Unconquerable: The 1935 World Champion Tigers, edited by Scott Ferkovich 
  • Painting the Corners Again: Off-Center Baseball Fiction, by Bob Weintraub
  • Baseball: It’s More Than Just a Game, by Greg Lucas
  • Out Of The Blue: The Kansas City Royals’ Historic 2014 Season, by Matt Fulks
  • 512, by Ralph Peluso
  • From the Babe to the Beards: The Boston Red Sox in the World Series, by Bill Nowlin and Jim Prime
  • Earned Wins, by Andre Lower
  • Sports Metric Forecasting: Guides to Beating the Spreads in Major League Baseball, Basketball, and Football Games, by William Mallios
  • Picker’s Pocket Guide: Baseball Memorabilia, How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro, by Jeff Figler
  • Pinstripes and Penance: The Life Story Of John Malangone, by Michael Harrison
  • Joe Black: More than a Dodger, by Martha Joe Black and Chuck Schoffner
  • Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life, by Mort Zachter
  • Big Sam Thompson: Baseball’s Greatest Clutch Hitter, by Roy Kerr
  • The Tecumsehs of the International Association: Canada’s First Major League Baseball Champions, by Brian Martin
  • Handy Andy: The Andy Pafko Story, by Joe Niese
  • Before the Ivy: The Cubs’ Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago, by Laurent Pernot
  • Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary, by Robert F. Burk
  • Portrait of a Franchise: An Intimate Look at Cleveland Indians Baseball in the Rockin’ Sixties, by Doug Kurkul


To see previous listings in the SABR Bookshelf, click here.

Originally published: February 18, 2015. Last Updated: February 18, 2015.