The SABR Bookshelf: Winter/Spring 2021

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

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/Spring 2021

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

  • From Rube to Robinson: SABR’s Best Articles on Black Baseball, edited by John Graf
  • A Palace in the Nation’s Capital: Griffith Stadium, Home of the Washington Senators, edited by Gregory H. Wolf
  • The Miracle Has Landed: The Amazin’ Story of How the 1969 Mets Shocked the World, edited by Matthew Silverman and Ken Samelson
  • Baseball’s Greatest Comeback Games, edited by Bill Nowlin
  • The African American Baseball Experience in Nebraska: Essays and Memories, edited by Angelo J. Louisa
  • Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball, by Luke Epplin
  • Detroit Tigers Gone Wild: Mischief, Crimes and Hard Time, by George Hunter
  • Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities, by Stew Thornley
  • Baseball and the House of David: The Legendary Barnstorming Teams, 1915-1956, by P.J. Dragseth
  • New York Loves Them, Cooperstown Snubs Them, by Tom Van Riper
  • Zack Wheat: The Life of the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer, by Joe Niese
  • Frank Selee: Hall of Fame Manager of the Boston Beaneaters and Chicago Cubs, by Richard Bressler
  • Walter Alston: The Rise of a Manager from the Minors to the Baseball Hall of Fame, by Alan H. Levy
  • Ted Sullivan, Barnacle of Baseball, by Pat O’Neill and Tom Coffman
  • Tony Lazzeri: Yankees Legend and Baseball Pioneer, by Lawrence Baldassaro
  • Two Sides of Glory: The 1986 Boston Red Sox in Their Own Words, by Erik Sherman
  • Comeback Pitchers: The Remarkable Careers of Howard Ehmke and Jack Quinn, by Lyle Spatz & Steve Steinberg
  • Escape from Castro’s Cuba: A Novel, by Tim Wendel
  • Making Japan’s National Game: A Cultural History of Baseball in Japan, by Blair Williams
  • Double Plays and Double Crosses: The Black Sox and Baseball in 1920, by Don Zminda
  • After Jackie: Fifteen Pioneers Who Helped Change the Face of Baseball, by Jeffrey S. Copeland
  • Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, by Jean Fruth
  • The New Baseball Bible, by Dan Schlossberg
  • That Lively Railroad Town, by William H. Brewster
  • Phillies 1980! Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Pete Rose, and Philadelphia’s First World Series Championship, by Lew Freedman
  • Dodgers vs. Yankees: The Long-Standing Rivalry Between Two of Baseball’s Greatest Teams, by Michael Schiavone
  • Subway Series: Baseball’s Big Apple Battles and the Yankees-Mets 2000 World Series Classic, by Jerry Beach
  • The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion, by Erin R. Corrales-Diaz
  • This Never Happened: The Mystery Behind the Death of Christy Mathewson, by J. B. Manheim
  • The Only Way is the Steady Way: Essays on Baseball, Ichiro and How We Watch the Game, by Andrew Forbes
  • Eddie Cicotte: The Life and Career of the Banned Black Sox Pitcher, by David Fleitz
  • Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood, by Dave Parker and Dave Jordan
  • Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke, by Andrew Maraniss
  • The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell: Speed, Grace and the Negro Leagues, by Lonnie Wheeler
  • Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues, by Andrea Williams
  • The Pride of Minnesota: The Twins in the Turbulent 1960s, by Thom Henninger
  • The Captain and Me: On and Off the Field With Thurman Munson, by Ron Blomberg and Dan Epstein
  • 1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK, by David Krell

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

Originally published: April 5, 2021. Last Updated: April 5, 2021.