The SABR Bookshelf: Winter 2018

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

Here are The SABR Bookshelf listings for Winter 2018:

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


Winter 2018

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

  • The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant: The 1950 Philadelphia Phillies, edited By C. Paul Rogers III and Bill Nowlin
  • Baseball’s Business: The Winter Meetings: 1958-2016, edited By Steve Weingarden and Bill Nowlin
  • The Call to the Hall: When Baseball’s Highest Honor Came to 31 Legends of the Sport, by Kevin Warneke and David C. Ogden
  • The Half-Game Pennant of 1908, by Charles C. Alexander
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers Encyclopedia, by Richard J. Shmelter
  • Connie Mack’s First Dynasty: The Philadelphia Athletics, 1910-1914, by Lew Freedman
  • Tom Yawkey: Patriarch of the Boston Red Sox, by Bill Nowlin
  • Blacks in the Adirondacks: A History (New York State Series) , by Sally E. Svenson
  • Blue Monday: The Expos, The Dodgers and the Home Run That Changed Everything, by Danny Gallagher
  • When Baseball Met Big Bill Haywood, by Scott C. Roper and Stephanie A. Roper
  • Tom Gamboa: My Life in Baseball, by Tom Gamboa with David Russell
  • The Detroit Wolverines: The Rise and Wreck of a National League Champion, 1881–1888, by Brian “Chip” Martin
  • Roy Sievers, by Paul Scimonelli
  • Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance, by Mark Whitaker
  • Wopper: How Babe Ruth Lost His Father and Won the 1918 World Series Against the Cubs (Volume 3), by Frank Amoroso
  • The Hometown Team, by Steve Babineau
  • Baseball Italian Style, by Lawrence Baldassaro
  • Teaching Statistics Using Baseball, by Jim Albert
  • The Cornfield Boys, by Douglas Quinn
  • After the Cheering Stops: A Retirement Game Plan for Elite Athletes and Baby Boomer Career Professionals Seeking a New Future, by Alan Spector

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

Originally published: February 6, 2018. Last Updated: February 6, 2018.