The SABR Bookshelf: Winter 2016

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 2016:

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 — 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.

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Winter 2016

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

  • Nuclear Powered Baseball: Articles Inspired by The Simpsons episode “Homer At the Bat”, edited by Emily Hawks and Bill Nowlin
  • The Team That Time Won’t Forget: The 1951 New York Giants, edited by Bill Nowlin and C. Paul Rogers III
  • Bobo Newsom: Baseball’s Traveling Man, by Jim McConnell
  • Road-Tripping the South Atlantic League: A Guide to the Teams, Ballparks and Cities, by Walter Triebel
  • The Great Baseball Revolt: The Rise and Fall of the 1890 Players League, by Robert B. Ross
  • Baseball’s Power Shift: How the Players Union, the Fans, and the Media Changed American Sports Culture, by Krister Swanson
  • Playing with Tigers: A Minor League Chronicle of the Sixties, by George Gmelch
  • Kiss the Sky: My Weekend in Monterey at the Greatest Concert Ever, by Dusty Baker
  • The Selling of the Babe: The Deal That Changed Baseball and Created a Legend, by Glenn Stout
  • The Cardinals Way: How One Team Embraced Tradition and Moneyball at the Same Time, by Howard Megdal
  • Cuba’s Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story, by Peter C. Bjarkman
  • The Golden Era of Major League Baseball: A Time of Transition and Integration, by Bryan Soderholm-Difatte
  • Handsome Ransom Jackson: Accidental Big Leaguer, by Ransom Jackson Jr. with Gaylon H. White
  • Integrating the Orioles: Baseball and Race in Baltimore, by Bob Luke
  • All-Time Nines: Baseball’s Greatest Teams As Determined by Analytics, by Don Cox
  • Boiling Out at the Springs, by Don Duren
  • The Boy Who Would Not Play Ball, by Robert Taylor Brewer
  • The Art of Being a Baseball Fan, by Brian R. Johnston
  • Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats, by Dirk Lammers
  • Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials, by Louis H. Schiff and Robert M. Jarvis
  • The Champions of Philadelphia: The Greatest Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers Teams, by Rich Westcott
  • Baseball FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About America’s Pastime, by Tom DeMichael
  • Finley Ball: How Two Baseball Outsiders Turned the Oakland A’s into a Dynasty and Changed the Game Forever, by Nancy Finley
  • Bob Oldis: A Life in Baseball, by Stephen M. Bratkovich and Bob Oldis
  • Babe’s Place: The Lives of Yankee Stadium, by Michael Wagner
  • The Baseball Hall of Fame Corrected, by Eddie Daniels
  • 1930 – St. Louie Browns – A Fantasy, by T. Robert Yani


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



Originally published: February 24, 2016. Last Updated: February 24, 2016.