The SABR Bookshelf: Winter 2019

Here are the SABR Bookshelf listings for Winter 2019.

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

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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.

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Time for Expansion Baseball
Edited by Maxwell Kates and Bill Nowlin
Publisher: SABR
Retail Price: $9.99 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-1-9438-1688-0
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Summary: A SABR Digital Library book that covers the 16 expansion franchises in major-league baseball, how each team was formed and built its teams.

Base Ball’s 19th Century “Winter” Meetings, 1857-1900
Edited by Jeremy K. Hodges and Bill Nowlin
Publisher: SABR
Retail Price: $9.99 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-1-9438-1690-3
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Summary: The third volume of SABR’s history of the Winter Meetings, focusing on the early developments in baseball in the 19th century.

1995 Cleveland Indians: The Sleeping Giant Awakes
Edited by Joseph Wancho
Publisher: SABR
Retail Price: $9.99 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-1-943816-94-1
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Summary: A SABR Digital Library book about the memorable Indians team that broke Cleveland’s four-decade postseason drought and won the American League pennant.

Charles Ebbets: The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn’s Beloved Ballpark
By John G. Zinn
Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $35.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-7864-9973-1
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Summary: Finally, a definitive biography of Dodgers owner Charles Ebbets. Thorough research and great background.

The Days of Rube, Matty, Honus and Ty: Secens from the Early Deadball Era, 1904-1907
By Chuck Kimberly
Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $39.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-0-4766-7610-4
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Summary: Anecdotes and team-by-team summaries for each season of the era.

Bobby Maduro and the Cuban Sugar Kings
By Lou Hernandez
Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $39.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-0-4766-7526-8
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Summary: A biography of the man who promoted Caribbean, and especially Cuban, baseball from the 1950s thru the 1970s.

The Last Yankee Dodgers: Fred Kipp, from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and the Bronx
By Fred Kipp and Scott Kipp

Publisher: Self-published
Retail Price: $22.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-0-6929-5248-1
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Summary: Scott Kipp tells the story of his father, the teams he played for and the stars he played with.

Last Seasons in Havana: The Castro Revolution and the End of Professional Baseball in Cuba
By Cesar Brioso
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Retail Price: $29.95 (hdcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4962-0551-3
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Summary: Brioso melds the stories of major league, Negro League and Cuban players in the late 1950s and early 1960s and the death of professional baseball in Cuba under Fidel Castro.

K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches
By Tyler Kepner
Publisher: Doubleday
Retail Price: $14.99 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-0-3855-4101-5
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Summary: Kepner takes an in-depth look at the the ten major pitch types in baseball with insight from some of the game’s greatest pitchers.

108 Stiches
By Ron Darling

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Retail Price: $14.99 (ebook)
ISBN: 978-1-2501-8438-2
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Summary: Ron Darling reflects on his time in baseball with a collection of stories of his experiences.

The New York Yankees in Popular Culture: Critical Essays
Edited by David Krell
Publisher: McFarland & Co.
Retail Price: $39.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4766-7464-3
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Summary: In this collection of essays, David Krell and other authors tell the story of how the Yankees expanded their empire from baseball into other parts of popular culture.

The Cleveland Indians, 1946-1960
By Shawn Eckhart

Publisher: CreateSpace
Retail Price: $15.95 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-7186-2277-7
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Summary: Eckhart details the Indians’ efforts to beat the powerful Yankees by way of a dominant pitching staff and transactions to build the best possible roster.

San Diego’s First Padres and “The Kid”: The Story of the Remarkable 1936 San Diego Padres and Ted Williams’ Professional Baseball Debut
By Tom Larwin, Carlos Bauer, Dan Boyle, Frank Myers, and Larry Zuckerman
Publisher: Montezuma Publishing
Retail Price: $19.99 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-0-7442-7230-7
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Summary: A day-by-day look at the first season of the Pacific Coast League’s San Diego Padres, who featured two future Hall of Famers: Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr. Includes rare photos and biographical information on the entire 1936 team.

Great American Baseball Stories
Edited by Jeff Silverman

Publisher: Lyons Press
Retail Price: $16.00 (sftcvr)
ISBN: 978-1-4930-3901-2
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Summary: A collection of baseball writings, mostly fiction and some factual, from the likes of Ring Lardner, Grantland Rice, Zane Grey, Finley Peter Dunne, Damon Runyon, and other scribes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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