Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts inaugural issue released

A special new publication produced by SABR’s Baseball and the Arts Committee vividly brings to life the art and literature of the game we all love: 

Turnstyle: The SABR Journal of Baseball Arts
Edited by Joanne Hulbert and Jay Hurd
ISBN (paperback):
978-1-943816-99-6, $9.95
ISBN (e-book):
978-1-943816-98-9, $5.99
67 pages, 6″ x 9″

Turnstyle is the new journal of art and literature put together by SABR’s Baseball and the Arts Committee.

As editors Joanne Hulbert and Jay Hurd write in their introduction to this inaugural issue, in its pages “your eyes will behold the work of many SABR writers and artists who find inspiration in the romance, mythology, history, and discipline that baseball offers. We do not in any way intend to duplicate the great work of other literary baseball journals. Rather we embrace the legacy those journals have bequeathed to us; we are encouraged to continue what has been an integral part of baseball—the art and literature dedicated to the game.”

In addition to poems, short stories, and articles, the pages are adorned with some of the art from Cuban illustrator and artist Andez. Sprinkled throughout readers will be delighted to find cartoons and excerpts from 19th century newspapers and writing on baseball, including satire from Henry Guy Carleton, Hugh E. Keough, and Marcus “Brick” Pomeroy.

Contributors include: George Ade, Bill Barna, Bob Brady, Henry Guy Carleton, Edwin Epps, B. Craig Grafton, Hugh E. Keough, Tom Lagasse, R.J. Lesch, Andrea Long, Walt Mason, Marcus “Brick” Pomeroy, Matthew H. Schaedler, George R. Skornickel, and Bryan Steverson.

The cover art, “Bethpage 9pm, Summer,” was painted by Andy Brown.


SABR members, get this e-book for FREE!

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Originally published: July 17, 2019. Last Updated: November 6, 2020.