Expanded e-edition articles can be found online at SABR.org

By SABR

This article was published in the 2015 The National Pastime.

The summer 2015 SABR National Convention took place in Chicago, and as SABR has done since 2009 we have dedicated the theme of our history journal, The National Pastime, to the convention's region. To receive a printed copy of The National Pastime one has to attend the convention, but every SABR member will receive it in e-book form for Kindle or epub-reading device. This year we had such a surplus of fantastic articles and contributions that the e-book edition contains 45 contributions (the print edition just 25).

The full expanded electronic edition of the journal also can be downloaded here in EPUB (iPad/Nook) or Kindle formats.

To purchase a copy of the 2015 TNP print edition from the SABR Bookstore, click here.

The expanded e-edition of the TNP includes the following examinations of Chicago baseball: 
  • Introduction, by Stuart Shea
  • Sputtering Towards Respectability: Chicago’s Journey to the Big Leagues, by Brian McKenna
  • The Windy City – Collar City Connection: The Curious Relationship of Chicago’s and Troy (NY)’s Professional Baseball Teams (1870–82), by Jeff Laing
  • Mike González:The First Hispanic Cub, by Lou Hernández
  • Bibb Falk: The Only Jockey in the Majors, by Matthew M. Clifford
  • Ted Lyons: 300 Wins—Closer with a Closer?, by Herm Krabbenhoft 
  • Mel Almada: The First Hispanic to Homer at Several Historic American League Stadia, by Lou Hernández 
  • Andy Pafko: Darling of the 1945 Cubs, by Joe Niese 
  • Bill Murray’s Prediction, by Rob Edelman
  • The Top 10 Chicago White Sox Games of the 1950s, by Stephen D. Boren 
  • Mr. Cub, by Joseph Wancho 
  • How Good Was the White Sox’ Pitching in the 1960s?, by Brendan Bingham 
  • The ’67 White Sox: “Hitless” Destiny’s Grandchild?, by Bryan Soderholm-Difatte 
  • The Chicago White Sox, 1968–70: Three Years in Hell, by Sam Pathy
  • Black Sox on Film, by Rob Edelman 
  • If Gil Hodges Managed the Cubs and Leo Durocher the Mets in 1969, Whose “Miracle” Would it Have Been?, by Mort Zachter
  • Split Season 1981, Chicago Style, by Jeff Katz 
  • Palmer House Stars, by Leslie Heaphy 
  • The Peculiar Professional Baseball Career of Eddie Gaedel, by Eric Robinson 
  • When They Were Just Boys: Chicago and Youth Baseball Take Center Stage, by Alan Cohen 
  • Stories of the White Sox: Farrell, Lardner, and Algren, by James Hawking
  • Curse of the Billy Goat: An Adaptive Coping Strategy for Cubs Fans, by Jeremy Ashton Houska, Ph.D. 
  • Of Black Sox, Ball Yards, and Monty Stratton: Chicago Baseball Movies, by Rob Edelman 
  • Memories That Will Never Go-Go, by Francis Kinlaw
  • Chicago Goes Hollywood: The Cubs, Wrigley Field, and Popular Culture, by David Krell 
  • Buying the White Sox: A Comic Opera Starring Bill Veeck, Hank Greenberg, and Chuck Comiskey, by John Rosengren
  • William Hulbert: Father of Professional Sports Leagues, by David Bohmer
  • The Western Baseball Tours of 1879, by Brock Helander
  • The Legacy of the Players League’s 1890 Chicago Pirates, by Gordon Gattie
  • There Was Almost No World Series in 1905, Too: How Charlie Comiskey Could Have Ended the Fall Classic Before it Started, by Chuck Hildebrandt
  • The Last Best Day: When Chicago Had Three First-Place Teams, by Mark S. Sternman
  • Why did Wrigley, Lasker, and the Chicago Cubs Join a Presidential Campaign?, by Mark Souder
  • Silas K. Johnson: An Illinois Farm Boy Who Made Baseball History, by Matthew M. Clifford
  • A Fall Classic Comedy, Game Six, 1945, by John Rosengren
  • Bears, Cubs, and a Moose, Oh My, by Joseph Wancho
  • Dean of Chicanery: Jerry Reinsdorf’s Plan to Enlist Hank Greenberg to Umpire the Northwestern Law School Student-Faculty Game and How it Backfired, by John Rosengren
  • “Don’t Tell Them Any Different”: ‘Don Kessinger Night’ Caps a Long Career, by Mark Randall
  • Lasting Impressions of Harry Caray, by Suzanne Wright
  • The Game That Was Not: Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs, August 8, 1988, by Steven Glassman
  • The Chicago History Museum’s Baseball Photo Treasure Trove: The Chicago Daily News Glass Plate Negative Collection, by Mark Fimoff
  • From the North Side to the Deep South, by Francis Kinlaw
Note: No PDF edition was produced of the ebook as PDFs are made primarily for printing purposes. The PDF edition, therefore, would have only contained the 25 articles in the printed souvenir edition, not all 45 articles in the ebook.