The SABR Bookshelf: Fall 2021

Here are the SABR Bookshelf listings for Fall 2021.

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 jpomrenke@sabr.org.

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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.

 


Baltimore Baseball
Edited by Bill Nowlin

Publisher: SABR
Retail Price: $9.99 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-1-9701-5954-7
Buy It: SABR
Summary: A SABR Digital Library publication with dozens of game stories from the most memorable contests played in Baltimore, including Negro Leagues games and by the minor-league and major-league Orioles.


One-Hit Wonders
Edited by Bill Nowlin

Publisher: SABR
Retail Price: $9.99 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-1-9701-5956-1
Buy It: SABR
Summary: A SABR Digital Library publication with compelling stories and bios for some of the 1,400 major-league players who finished their careers with one base hit.


Baseball Generations: Career Value Index – A New Look at the Hall of Fame and Rating the Greatest Players of All Time
By David J. Gordon

Publisher: Summer Game Books
Retail Price: $27.99 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-9553-9806-0
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: Gordon has created a new rating system to compare the greatest players of all time using a WAR-based system.


The Least Among Them: 29 Players, Their Brief Moments in the Big Leagues, and a Unique History of the New York Yankees
By Paul Russell Semendinger

Publisher: Artemesia Publishing
Retail Price: $17.99 (sftcvr)
ISBN: ‎978-1-9511-2216-4
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: The stories of the 29 Yankee players who appeared in just one career game in the major leagues.


Jackie Mitchell: The Girl Who Loved Baseball
By John M. Kovach

Publisher: Waldenhouse Publishers
Retail Price: $14.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-9475-8940-7
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: This volume goes beyond Mitchell’s pitching to Babe Ruth to tell the full story of her life and her many years in baseball.


1979: The Expos First, Great Season
By Norm King

Publisher: Scoop Press
Retail Price: $15.50 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-7774-1322-4
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: The late SABR member Norm King’s unfinished manuscript on a memorable Montreal Expos team was completed by his friend and fellow author Danny Gallagher.


Seven Games in ’62: The Yankees and Giants Square Off in a Classic World Series
By John Iamarino

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $35.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-8751-3
Buy It: McFarlandBooks.com
Summary: A thorough account of a dramatic World Series that ended on a Willie McCovey line drive that drew a lament from Charles Schulz.


Baseball’s Most Bizarre Plays: A Roster of the Odd, the Improbable and the Downright Confounding in Major League History
By Alan Hirsch

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $29.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-8707-0
Buy It: McFarlandBooks.com
Summary: An amusing description of the 150 most bizarre plays in baseball history, from Randy Johnson to Al Hrabosky to three runners meeting at one base.


A Brand New Ballgame: Branch Rickey, Bill Veeck, Walter O’Malley and the Transformation of Baseball, 1945–1962
By G. Scott Thomas

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $39.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-8656-1
Buy It: McFarlandBooks.com
Summary: An account of a tumultuous period in baseball history, from team relocations to racial integration to expansion to the launch of a players’ union.


American Legion Baseball: A History, 1924–2020
By William E. Akin

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $39.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-8574-8
Buy It: McFarlandBooks.com
Summary: The growth of American Legion baseball from its origins after World War I to its peak in the 1950s, when it boasted more than 16,000 teams across the US.


Dr. Strangeglove: The Life and Times of All-Star Slugger Dick Stuart
By William J. Ryczek

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $39.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-8553-3
Buy It: McFarlandBooks.com
Summary: The story of a brash first baseman of the 1950s and 1960s known for his outsized ego and terrible fielding.


Barney Dreyfuss: Pittsburgh’s Baseball Titan
By Brian Martin

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $39.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-7961-7
Buy It: McFarlandBooks.com
Summary: A biography of the innovative Hall of Fame owner and executive of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Bill DeWitt Sr.: Patriarch of a Baseball Family
By Burton A. Boxerman and Benita W. Boxerman

Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $35.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-7260-1
Buy It: McFarlandBooks.com
Summary: A biography of a celebrated baseball executive who owned the St. Louis Browns and Cincinnati Reds and also worked for the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers.


A Complete History of the Major League Baseball Playoffs – Volume I
By Evan Thompson

Publisher: BookBaby
Retail Price: $34.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-0983-7280-4
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: The first of a series of books on baseball’s playoffs. This volume deals with tiebreakers in the pre-divisional era, along with the LCS rounds between 1969 and 1976.


Banned For Life: The Benny Kauff Story
By Jimmy Keenan

Publisher: Self-published
Retail Price: $15.99 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 979-8-4842-5680-8
Buy It: Amazon
Summary: A biography of a talented outfielder in the 1910s who ran into trouble with the law and was banned for life after getting mixed up in an auto theft case.


Gettysburg Eddie Plank: A Pitcher’s Journey to the Hall of Fame
By Dave Heller

Publisher: McFarland Books
Retail Price: $39.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-8454-3
Buy It: McFarlandBooks.com
Summary: A biography of the Philadelphia A’s great left-hander during their dynasty years under Connie Mack in the early 20th century.

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