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From the Braves to the Brewers: Great Games and Exciting History at Milwaukee’s County Stadium
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 151,160. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
This book rekindles memories of Milwaukee’s County Stadium through detailed summaries of 72 games played there, and insightful feature essays about the history of the ballpark. The process to select games was agonizing, yet deliberate. The book could have easily been filled with memorable games by just Hank Aaron or Warren Spahn. About half of the games are dedicated to the Braves, half Brewers.
One Pitch Away: The Players' Stories of the 1986 LCS and World Series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,280. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Award-winning author Mike Sowell's provides thoughtful and intimate profiles of all the key participants to recount the drama of the1986 American and National League Championship and World Series. The result is top-notch baseball history with a very human touch of what many consider the greatest post season in the annals of baseball.
The 1986 Boston Red Sox: There Was More Than Game Six
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 249,780. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
One of a two-book series on the rivals that met in the 1986 World Series, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, including biographies of every player, coach, broadcaster, and other important figures in the top organizations in baseball that year. This book on the 1986 season re-tells the story of that year’s classic World Series, written by SABR members.
The 1986 New York Mets: There Was More Than Game Six
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 212,470. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
One of a two-book series on the rivals that met in the 1986 World Series, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, including biographies of every player, coach, broadcaster, and other important figures in the top organizations in baseball that year. This book on the 1986 season re-tells the story of that year’s classic World Series as written by SABR members.
Nuclear Powered Baseball: Articles Inspired by The Simpsons Episode “Homer At the Bat”
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,040. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
This collection of biographies of major-league players includes every player who appears or is mentioned in the famous episode of The Simpsons, "Homer at the Bat." Don Mattingly, Roger Clemens, Jose Canseco, and Ken Griffey, Jr. are among the players whose voices were used, joining former players like "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and Cap Anson. "Making of" and other Simpsons trivia also included.
Breaking the Slump: Baseball During the Depression
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 132,580. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » American
It is a tribute to America's love of baseball that it thrived during the Depression, and enjoyed one of its most exciting and interesting eras. Esteemed author Charles Alexander provides a scholarly yet highly entertaining account, told in the greater context of a country struggling against poverty and racism. Winner of SABR's 2003 Seymour Medal for best baseball history book of the year.
Slouching Toward Fargo
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,850. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
An unforgettable tale of big-time characters playing small-town baseball with the St. Paul Saints, one of minor league baseball's true classic teams. The unforgettable tale of indie baseball madness, starring Mike Veeck, Bill Murray, Darryl Strawberry, Steve Howe, a massage-giving nun, and much, much more. Winner of the prestigious Casey Award for best book of 1999. New foreword by Mike Veeck!
The Team That Time Won't Forget: The 1951 New York Giants
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 230,980. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Because of Bobby Thomson’s dramatic “Shot Heard ’Round the World” in the bottom of the ninth of the decisive playoff game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, this team will forever be in baseball public’s consciousness. Biographies of every player, coach, broadcaster, and owner fill this volume along with chapters on the Polo Grounds, integration, sign-stealing, and much more about the 1951 Giants.
A Pennant for the Twin Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 246,470. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
This volume celebrates the 1965 Minnesota Twins, who captured the American League pennant in just their fifth season in the Twin Cities. Led by an All-Star cast, from Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, Zoilo Versalles, and Mudcat Grant to Bob Allison, Jim Kaat, Earl Battey, and Jim Perry, the Twins won 102 games, but bowed to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Sandy Koufax in Game Seven.
Mustaches and Mayhem: Charlie O's Three Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics: 1972-74
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 364,010. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
The Oakland Athletics captured major league baseball’s crown each year from 1972 through 1974. Led by future Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter and Rollie Fingers, the Athletics were a largely homegrown group who came of age together. Biographies of every player, coach, manager, and broadcaster (and mascot) from 1972 through 1974 are included, along with season recaps.
The Pitch That Killed
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,870. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Pitch That Killed is widely considered one of the best baseball books ever written. A great pennant race, an historically important season, and a tragic on-the-field death make for one of the most compelling chapters in the annals of baseball history, as vivid today as when it all unfolded, thanks to the meticulous research and lively writing of author Mike Sowell.
Braves Field: Memorable Moments at Boston's Lost Diamond
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 139,500. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
From its opening on August 18, 1915 to the sudden departure of the Boston Braves to Milwaukee before the 1953 baseball season, Braves Field was home to Boston's National League baseball club and also hosted many other events: from NFL football to championship boxing. The most memorable moments to occur in Braves Field history are portrayed here as researched and written by SABR members.
Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 180,010. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The Black Sox Scandal isn’t the only story worth telling about the 1919 Chicago White Sox. The team roster included three future Hall of Famers, a 20-year-old spitballer who would win 300 games in the minors, and even a batboy who later became a celebrity with the “Murderers’ Row” New York Yankees. All of their stories are included in Scandal on the South Side with a timeline of the 1919 season.
The National Pastime: Summer 2015 issue: North Side, South Side, All Around the Town: Baseball in Chicago
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,870. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The National Pastime provides in-depth articles focused on the geographic region where the national SABR convention is taking place annually. The SABR 45 convention took place in Chicago, and here are 45 articles on baseball in and around the bat-and-ball crazed Windy City: 25 that appeared in the souvenir book of the convention plus another 20 articles available in ebook only.
Calling the Game: Baseball Broadcasting from 1920 to the Present
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 183,730. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
An exhaustive, meticulously researched history of bringing the national pastime out of the ballparks and into living rooms via the airwaves. Every play-by-play announcer, color commentator, and ex-ballplayer, every broadcast deal, radio station, and TV network. Plus a foreword by "Voice of the Chicago Cubs" Pat Hughes, and an afterword by Jacques Doucet, the "Voice of the Montreal Expos" 1972-2004
Ted Williams: A Baseball Life
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 152,820. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Archery
A lot has been written about the “Splendid Splinter,” but very little of it approaches the splendor of Michael Seidel’s carefully researched and beautifully crafted biography. The focus is on Williams the ballplayer, with careful accounts presented of each year of The Kid's career. Includes two photo sections, extensive stats, and a brilliant essay on Williams' hitting philosophies.
Who's on First: Replacement Players in World War II
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 251,910. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
During World War II, 533 players made the major league debuts. More than 60% of the players in the 1941 Opening Day lineups departed for the service and were replaced not only by first-times but also many oldsters. Hod Lisenbee was 46. POW Bert Shepard had an artificial leg, and Pete Gray had only one arm. The 1944 St. Louis Browns had 13 players classified 4-F. These are their stories.
Winning on the North Side: The 1929 Chicago Cubs
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 194,590. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Celebrate the 1929 Chicago Cubs, one of the most exciting teams in baseball history. Future Hall of Famers Hack Wilson, ’29 NL MVP Rogers Hornsby, and Kiki Cuyler, along with Riggs Stephenson formed one of the most potent quartets in baseball history. The magical season came to an ignominious end in the World Series and helped craft the future "lovable loser" image of the team.
Detroit the Unconquerable: The 1935 World Champion Tigers
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,380. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
Biographies of every player, coach, and broadcaster involved with the 1935 World Champion Detroit Tigers baseball team, written by members of the Society for American Baseball Research. Also includes a season in review and other articles about the 1935 team. Edited by Scott Ferkovich with articles by Rob Neyer, Mark Armour, David Raglin, Marc Okkonen, and many others.
The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals: The World Champion Gas House Gang
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 179,850. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals were one of the most colorful crews ever to play the National Pastime. Some of were aging stars, past their prime, and others were youngsters, on their way up, but together they comprised a championship ball club.

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