The SABR Bookshelf: Fall 2020

Here are the SABR Bookshelf listings for Fall 2020.

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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 SABR.org/ebooks.

 


Baseball’s Biggest Blowout Games
Edited by Bill Nowlin

Publisher: SABR
Retail Price: $34.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-9701-5943-1
Buy It: SABR
Summary: A SABR Digital Library collection of stories on some of the biggest blowout games ever played in Major League Baseball, with sections on the biggest wins by each of the 30 teams and in postseason history.


The Seasons of Buffalo Baseball, 1857-2020
Edited by James H. Overfield

Publisher: Billoni Associates
Retail Price: $49.95 (hdcvr)
ISBN: 978-0-5787-5704-9
Buy It: MiLB.com
Summary: An update and revision of the classic 100 Seasons of Buffalo Baseball, written in 1985 by James’ father, noted SABR member and baseball historian Joseph Overfield.


Negro Leaguers and the Hall of Fame: The Case for Inducting 24 Overlooked Ballplayers
By Steven R. Greenes

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $39.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-7268-7
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: Drawing on advanced statistics like Wins Above Replacement (WAR), this book presents a case for 24 overlooked Negro Leaguers to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.


The Baltimore Black Sox: A Negro League History, 1913-1936
By Bernard McKenna

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $30.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-7771-2
Buy It: McFarland & Co.
Summary: This book provides a comprehensive and complete look at the Baltimore Black Sox from their inception in 1913 to 1936. This book explores some of the cultural and societal factors that gave rise to the club, from the front office to the players.


The New York Mets in Popular Culture
Edited by David Krell

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $29.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-8010-1
Buy It: McFarland & Co.
Summary: A collection of essays examining the New York Mets as they have been portrayed in pop culture, from television to film to advertising.


Eddie Cicotte: The Life and Career of the Banned Black Sox Pitcher
By David Fleitz

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $35.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-8019-4
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: The first full-length biography of Cicotte, best known today not as a great pitcher but as one of the “Eight Men Out” implicated in the Black Sox Scandal.


The Umpire was Blind! Controversial Calls by MLB’s Men in Blue
By Jonathan Weeks

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $29.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-8032-3
Buy It: McFarland & Co.
Summary: Even with the advent of instant replay review, many plays remain in the hands of the umpires. This book looks at some of the most controversial calls in baseball history.


Boom and Bust in St. Louis: A Cardinals History, 1885 to the Present
By Jon David Cash

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $29.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-8083-5
Buy It: McFarland & Co.
Summary: This book presents the history of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1885 through the present day, focusing on their 11 World Series championships.


Invisible Men: Life in Baseball’s Negro Leagues
By Donn Rogosin

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Retail Price: $19.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4962-2339-5
Buy It: University of Nebraska Press
Summary: A new edition of a 1983 classic on baseball’s Negro Leagues, with a foreword by Hall of Famer Monte Irvin and a new introduction by the author.


Edgar: An Autobiography
By Edgar Martínez with Larry Stone

Publisher: Triumph Books
Retail Price: $16.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-6293-7793-3
Buy It: Triumph Books
Summary: In his new memoir, Edgar Martínez details his path from Puerto Rico to Major League Baseball and then the Hall of Fame.


Mission 27: A New Boss, A New Ballpark, and One Last Win for the Yankees’ Core Four
By Mark Feinsand and Bryan Hoch

Publisher: Triumph Books
Retail Price: $16.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-6293-7843-5
Buy It: Triumph Books
Summary: This book is a detailed chronicle of the 2009 Yankees, who opened a new ballpark in the Bronx and won the franchise’s 27th World Series championship.


Take Me Out To The Ballgame: Comical and Freakish Injuries We Cannot Make Up
By Dave Berger

Publisher: Self-published
Retail Price: $16.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-7352-9671-5
Buy It: Baseball Injury Book
Summary: This book provides a look at some of the most bizarre injuries that baseball players have suffered throughout the years, including spider bites, kitchen mishaps, and even a player who fell out of a bathtub.


Beyond Silence and Light: A Collection of Short Stories
By Kevin Trusty

Publisher: Self-published
Retail Price: $15.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-7356-5440-9
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: A collection of fictional short stories that combine darkness, fantasy, mystery, ghosts, cruise ships, and baseball.


Mascots in Baseball
By Norm Coleman

Publisher: Self-published
Retail Price: $20.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-7357-2700-4
Buy It: NormColeman.com
Summary: This children’s book explores the world of Minor League Baseball mascots. This book includes bright and colorful pictures of seventy-five different mascots.


Home Plate: Henry Kimbro and Other Negro Leaguers of Nashville, Tennessee
By Harriet Kimbro Hamilton and Patrick Hamilton

Publisher: Self-published
Retail Price: $12.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 979-8-5624-8658-5
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: A book aimed at middle school grades that introduces readers to Negro League players from Nashville, including the author’s father, Henry Kimbro, Clinton McCord, Jim Zapp, and Hall of Famer Turkey Stearnes.


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