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Title Society of American Baseball Research
Author Turner Publishing
Publisher Turner Publishing Company
Release 2000-06
Category History
Total Pages 120
ISBN 1563115948
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Where does that endless supply of facts, figures, statistics and trivia that braodcasters spout actually come from? SABR takes the inside story of the development of baseball research, its resources, techniques and fascinating anecdotes by the folks who dig it up.

The National Pastime by Mark Alvarez

Title The National Pastime
Author Mark Alvarez
Publisher Society for Amer Baseball
Release 1999
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 120
ISBN 9780910137775
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The National Pastime offers baseball history available nowhere else. Each fall this publication from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) explores baseball history with fresh and often surprising views of past players, teams, and events. Drawn from the research efforts of more than 6,700 SABR members, The National Pastime establishes an accurate, lively, and entertaining historical record of baseball. A Note from the Editor, Mark Alvarez: With great sadness, we run in this issue the late Ralph Horton's final article for SABR, a typically well-researched, clearly written exposition on the Big Four who brought success to Detroit in the 1880s. Ralph's example as an exemplary colleague, researcher, and friend, will stay with us. SABR members fortunate enough to attend the annual convention in Scottsdale, Arizona this past June had two never-to-be-forgotten thrills: watching José Jimenez pitch the Arizona Diamond Diamondbacks' first no hitter, and listening to Tommy Henrich's marvelous keynote talk at the banquet. Our lead article in this issue is Old Reliable's appreciation of outfield mate Joe DiMaggio Along with the baseball insights, we learn just how quiet and distant the Clipper was, even with longtime teammates. Chris Lamb writes perceptively about how differently the white and black press covered the first spring training appearances of Jackie Robinson with Montreal. This pairs nicely with Tom Gallagher's piece on the role played in baseball integration by Lester Rodney and the Daily Worker. David Voigt gives us his choice of the twelve key years of baseball's twentieth century—and a little philosophy to boo. There's plenty more, of course, from Grove to Gumpert, from semipro to the minors to Japanese ball. Jump in!

Title Historical Dictionary of Baseball
Author Lyle Spatz
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release 2012-12-21
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 504
ISBN 0810879549
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dating back to 1869 as an organized professional sport, the game of baseball is not only the oldest professional sport in North America, but also symbolizes much more. Walt Whitman described it as “our game, the American game,” and George Will compared calling baseball “just a game” to the Grand Canyon being “just a hole.” Countless others have called baseball “the most elegant game,” and to those who have played it, it’s life. The Historical Dictionary of Baseball is primarily devoted to the major leagues it also includes entries on the minor leagues, the Negro Leagues, women’s baseball, baseball in various other countries, and other non-major league related topics. It traces baseball, in general, and these topics individually, from their beginnings up to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on the roles of the players on the field—batters, pitchers, fielders—as well as non-playing personnel—general managers, managers, coaches, and umpires. There are also entries for individual teams and leagues, stadiums and ballparks, the role of the draft and reserve clause, and baseball’s rules, and statistical categories. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the sport of baseball.

Title Baseball Research Journal
Author
Publisher
Release 1995
Category Baseball
Total Pages 484
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Biographical Dictionary of American Sports
Author David L. Porter
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release 1995
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 811
ISBN 0313284318
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The sixth volume of the Biographical Dictionary of American Sports, this supplement includes entries on 616 major figures in baseball, football, basketball, and other sports.

Baseball s Longest Games by Philip J. Lowry

Title Baseball s Longest Games
Author Philip J. Lowry
Publisher McFarland
Release 2010-04-23
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 370
ISBN 0786457341
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Baseball is the only major team sport that doesn’t feature a clock, and there’s a familiar saying among fans that as long as outs remain, the game can, theoretically, go on forever. Every now and again, it nearly does, as author Phil Lowry demonstrates. The product of more than four decades of research, this book catalogs baseball games from around the world and throughout history that lasted 20 or more innings, stretched five or more hours, or ended after 1:00 am. Lowry also examines probability models to predict how often games of unusual length will occur.

Title Books in Print
Author
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Release 1994
Category American literature
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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The SABR Baseball List Record Book by Society for American Baseball Research

Title The SABR Baseball List Record Book
Author Society for American Baseball Research
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2007-03-20
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781416554561
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the authority on baseball research and statistics comes a vast and fascinating compendium of unique baseball lists and records. The SABR Baseball List & Record Book is an expansive collection of pitching, hitting, fielding, home run, team, and rookie records not available online or in any other book. This is a treasure trove of baseball history for statistically minded baseball fans that's also packed with intriguing marginalia. For instance, on July 25, 1967, Chicago's Ken Berry ended Game Two of a doubleheader against Cleveland with a home run in the bottom of the sixteenth inning -- Chicago's second game-winning homer of the day. The comprehensive lists include Most Career Home Runs by Two Brothers (Tommie and Hank Aaron have 768), Most Seasons with 15 or More Wins (Cy Young and Greg Maddux each have 18), and Highest On Base Percentage in a Season by a Rookie (listing every rookie above .400). Unlike other record books that only list the record holders -- say, most RBI by a rookie, held by Ted Williams with 145 -- SABR details every rookie to reach 100 RBI. Other record books might note the last pitcher in each league to steal home; here SABR has included every pitcher to do it. The book also includes a number of idiosyncratic features, such as a rundown of every player who has hit a triple and then stolen home, or every reliever who has won two games in one day. Many of the lists include a comments column for key historical notes and entertaining trivia (Bob Horner hit four home runs in a 1986 game, but his team lost). This is a must-have for every fan's library. Edited by Lyle Spatz, Chairman of the Baseball Records Committee for SABR

Honus Wagner by Arthur D. Hittner

Title Honus Wagner
Author Arthur D. Hittner
Publisher McFarland
Release 2013-06-14
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1476603952
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Regarded by many of his contemporaries as the greatest baseball player of all time, John Peter “Honus” Wagner enjoyed a remarkable career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His record of 17 consecutive .300-plus seasons is a mark that will probably never be broken. He led the National League eight times in hitting, six times in slugging percentage and five times in stolen bases. Known as the Flying Dutchman, he also excelled in the field, defining the shortstop position for a generation. Though one of the original inductees in the Baseball Hall of Fame, he has often been overlooked by baseball fans and historians. A humble man whose biggest passions were hunting and fishing, the Pirate shortstop lacked the flamboyance of a Ty Cobb or Babe Ruth. He rarely smoked or drank, though sometimes he indulged in a sandlot game with the neighborhood kids. Based on contemporary newspaper accounts, family scrapbooks and correspondence, and Wagner’s own vestpocket notebooks, this is the story of baseball’s first superstar.

The Wages of Wins by David Berri

Title The Wages of Wins
Author David Berri
Publisher Stanford University Press
Release 2007-09-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 310
ISBN 0804758441
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Wages of Wins is a proper analysis of the data generated by professional sports; it tells many tales that are inconsistent with the myths put forward by the media, industry, and consumers of professional sport.