From Spring Training to Screen Test: Baseball Players Turned Actors The SABR Digital Library Volume 55

Society for American Baseball Research #ad - Those who will relish the privileged peeks at the off-the-field life and times of Mike Donlin and Edward G. For well over a century, stars and supporting players on baseball diamonds have become stars and supporting players in the movies, eventually, in vaudeville and, on Broadway, on television and in concert halls.

The purpose here is to offer a representative selection of those who crossed the lines between professional sports and popular entertainment. Whether on the field or the stage, they are in the business of entertaining the masses. Wolf
wally hood, adam klinker
john kruk, alan cohen
wally joyner, jay hurd
ron houck, seamus kearney
lee lacy, ted leavengood
derek jeter, phil Williams

Not every ballplayer who ever made an appearance on screen or stage is included; to do so would result in a mini-encyclopedia. After all, ballplayers are celebrities. Perkins
bernie williams, rob edelman
todd zeile, jon springer
films, rob edelman
thomas tull: on dark knights, fans, and television
gene autry, hangovers, and baseball, bull durham, warren corbett
ron shelton: ON COBB, AND BASEBALL-ON-SCREEN, Rob Edelman

From Spring Training to Screen Test: Baseball Players Turned Actors The SABR Digital Library Volume 55 #ad - Puerzer
pat flaherty, maxwell kates
al gettel, bill hickman
lew fonseca, rob edelman
wally hebert, john gabcik
STEVE GARVEY, Clayton Trutor
GREG GOOSSEN, Gregory H. Not surprisingly, many showbiz luminaries have become baseball enthusiasts. Included are biographies of selected individuals from the famous Gene Autry, Jim Thorpe, Joe DiMaggio, Bernie Williams.


Kansas City Royals: A Royal Tradition SABR Baseball Library

Society for American Baseball Research #ad - A royal tradition includes biographies of george brett, amos otis, and denny matthews among many others, and recaps great stories in Royals history, Freddie Patek, from the creation of the icon Royals logo and Kauffman Stadium to historic games, Bo Jackson, Paul Splittorff, like the 1980 defeat of the Yankees and the crowning achievement: the 2015 World Series championship.

Foreword by ryan lefebvrefrom the introduction by curt Nelson, Director - Royals Hall of Fame:The history of professional baseball in Kansas City dates back to before the city took that name in 1889. 27, 1985: rout redbirdsapr 12, 1986: Leonard’s Comeback Aug. Frank, adrian fung, steve Friedman, Gordon Gattie, Peter M.

Kansas City Royals: A Royal Tradition SABR Baseball Library #ad - Brown Jr. Frederick C. 11, 1985: brett’s “best Game”Oct. 29, 1976: royals clinchjune 15, 1979: “Comeback for all Seasons”Aug. 19, 1986: white’s seven RBIsAug. Wolf, steve Wulf, and Jack Zerby. Playerskevin appiergeorge brettsteve busbyjohnny damonmark gubiczalarry gurabo jacksondennis leonardmike macfarlanejohn mayberryhal mcraejeff montgomeryamos otisfreddie patekdarrell porterdan quisenberryjoe randacookie RojasBret SaberhagenKevin SeitzerPaul SplittorffMike SweeneyDanny TartabullFrank WhiteWillie WilsonOWNER, 1969: Symington’s RevengeApr 9, EXECUTIVES, MEDIAEwing KauffmantWhitey HerzogDick HowserDenny MatthewsJohn SchuerholzCedric TallisGeorge TomaNed YostTHE LOGO AND THE BALLPARKThe Creation of the Royals LogoKauffman StadiumNOTABLE GAMESApr 8, 1969: Royals UndefeatedAug.

When the royals debuted in 1969 they were a continuation of an already rich Kansas City tradition.


Cincinnati's Crosley Field: A Gem in the Queen City The SABR Digital Library Volume 57

Society for American Baseball Research #ad - Wolf, johnny edwards, kirk jenkins, leo bradley, joe wancho, John Bauer, Joe Schuster, Kellen Nielson, Lon Garber, Jacob Pomrenke, Luke Miller and Gregory H. Wolf, mark Miller, Mark S. Former reds players johnny Edwards and Art Shamsky share their memories of the park in introductions. This book evokes memories of crosley field through detailed summaries of more than 85 historic and monumental games played there, and 10 insightful feature essays about the history of the ballpark.

. The new steel and concrete ballpark was located at the site of its predecessor, the outdated wooden Palace of the Fans at the intersection of Findlay Street and Western Avenue. Among the exciting contests recounted here are an opening day no-hitter in 1918, johnny van Der Meer’s incredible summer of two no-hitters, action from the infamous 1919 World Series, Negro Leagues action, Joe DiMaggio’s 1939 World Series heroics, and no-hitters by Lon Warneke and Clyde Shoun.

Cincinnati's Crosley Field: A Gem in the Queen City The SABR Digital Library Volume 57 #ad - The reds closed the book on crosley field on june 24, and moved into Riverfront Stadium, 1970, a modern all-purpose sports venue that held almost twice as many spectators. On that day the team inaugurated the season by playing its first game at Redland Field, which was renamed Crosley Field in 1934 in honor of the team’s owner, Powel Crosley.

Cuicchi, russ lake, Rick Schabowski, and Tom Pardo. April 11, 1912, marked a new era in the history of the Cincinnati Reds. For almost six decades, crosley Field beckoned like a shining gem surrounded by warehouses and industrial complexes in the Queensgate neighborhood of the Queen City.


20-Game Losers The SABR Digital Library Volume 51

Society for American Baseball Research #ad - Wolfbill bailey by eric frostgeorge baumgardner by joe schusterBOOM-BOOM BECK by Paul E. Skeltonthe vanishing 20-game loser by barry mednickpitcherS:STEVE ARLIN by Gregory H. Cy young lost more than 20 games in three different seasons. Wolfwalter johnson by charles careytim keefe by charlie bevisted lyons by warren corbettrube marquard by joe wanchojoe mcginnity by don doxsiephil niekro by tom huffordhanK O’DAY by Dennis BinghamOLD HOSS RADBOURN by Brian McKennaEPPA RIXEY by Jan FinkelROBIN ROBERTS by C.

Why would a manager keep putting you out there to pitch, time after time, if you didn’t have a chance to win the game? More than 25 percent of the pitchers in the National Baseball Hall of Fame are pitchers who lost 20 or more games in a single season. Skeltongus dorner by paul hofmanncecil ferguson by jeff findleydana FILLINGIM by Niall AdlerSAM GRAY by Gregory H.

20-Game Losers The SABR Digital Library Volume 51 #ad - Mike maroth and brian kingman, the two most recent pitchers to lose 20 games, are here. You will find guy hecker, whose record of 52-20 constituted the best winning percentage of any 20-game loser. Wolfdan griner by Gregory H. This take on pitching records offers plenty of quirks to explore. Only two of them had ERAs over 6.

00 Fabered walsh by stuart schimlerjohn montgomery ward by bill lambmickey WELCH by Bill LambVIC WILLIS by Daniel R.


The Newark Eagles Take Flight: The Story of the 1946 Negro League Champions SABR Baseball Library

Society for American Baseball Research #ad - Bush21. Charles parks by Jay Hurd22. Andrew “pat” patterson by Bill Johnson23. Warren peace by Bill Nowlin24. Lennie pearson by Dan D’Addona25. Leon ruffin by Paul Hofmann26. Murray “skeeter” Watkins by Niall Adler27. Jimmy “seabiscuit” Wilkes by Bob LeMoine28. Robert “cotton” Williams by Ralph Carhart29.

Abe manley by Amy C. This book, presents not only the famous individuals, which was researched and written exclusively by more than 30 members of the Society for American Baseball Research SABR, but also tells the tales of the other stars and the lesser-known players insofar as history allows them to be revealed.

The Newark Eagles Take Flight: The Story of the 1946 Negro League Champions SABR Baseball Library #ad - Bush35. August 11, magnificent, wonderful, 1946: Leon’s Terrific, Very Good Day by Bob LeMoine36. August 15, 1946: east-west all-star Game 1, Griffith Stadium by Mark S. Essington30 Effa manley by Amy C. A season timeline and a history of the Eagles’ years in Newark help to present the entire context of the team and its lone championship season.

The returning veterans composed a veritable “who’s Who in the Negro Leagues” and included Leon Day, and Max Manning, Monte Irvin, Larry Doby, as well as numerous role players. Bush38.


Time for Expansion Baseball

Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) #ad - Bauernate Colbert by Gregory H. The los angeles angels and the "new" Washington Senators ushered in baseball's expansion in 1960, followed quickly by the Houston Colt. 45s and the New York Mets. Biographies of key players from each team's early years are also included, from early Angels like Eli Grba and Duke Maas to Senator Tom Sturdivant, from Seattle Pilots Tommy Harper and Lou Piniella to Seattle Mariners Julio Cruz and Rick Jones.

Skeltoncarl morton by tom hawthornmaury wills by glen sparkssan diego padresit’s a Major League City or It Isn’t:
 San Diego’s Padres Step Up to the Big Leagues 
John W. By 1998, florida marlins, colorado rockies, toronto blue jays, san diego padres, and tampa Bay Devil Tays coming into the American League, and the Montreal Expos, ten additional franchises had been awarded with the Kansas City Royals, Seattle Pilots, and Arizona Diamondbacks to the National League.

Time for Expansion Baseball #ad - Kinneybrad Ausmus by Thomas L. Since then, but time for expansion baseball tells the story of how each franchise was formed, built its team, some of those teams have relocated or changed names, and began play. Wolfbobby shantz by mel marmertom Sturdivant by Bill Nowlin
HOUSTON COLT. 45sthe Colt. 45s and the expansion Draft
Stephen D.

Featuring a foreword by tal smith, and the contributions of 54 sabr members, who has done three separate stints in the Houston front office, TIME FOR EXPANSION BASEBALL also includes dozens of photos from team historical archives. Boren and eric thompsonHere Come the Colts by David E.


Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos SABT Digital Library Volume 37

Society for American Baseball Research #ad - The book details games from the earliest days of the franchise, the what-might-have-been years of the early 1990s, to the glory years of 1979- 1981, and the sad, final days. Wolfjuly 20, 1978expos visit the launching pad by alan cohenoctober 1, 1978chris speier Hits for the Cycle by Norm KingJULY 30, 1978Twenty Wins for Ross the Boss by Gregory H.

This volume by members of the society for American Baseball Research SABR presents the 50 greatest games in Montreal Expos history. Wolfmay 29-31, 1979back-to-back-to-back jacks by norm kingseptember 24, 1979how ’bout them expos by norm kingjune 17, 1980triple play your pleasure by Norm KingAUGUST 24, 1979Expos Regain First Place from Pirates by Rod MickleburghAUGUST 12, 1980“This is a dumb man’s game.

By norm kingseptember 10, 1980expos rookie Gullickson Whiffs 18 by Gregory H. Sternmanoctober 11, 1981rogers leads expos to nlcs by norm kingoctober 16, 1981rogers wins game three of NLCS by Norm KingSEPTEMBER 22, 1982Speier Goes Crazy with Eight RBIs by Brian P. It describes the famous first game at shea Stadium on April 8, 1969, when the Expos defeated that year’s eventual world champion New York Mets.

Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos SABT Digital Library Volume 37 #ad - It also details the first regular season major league game ever played outside the United States, when fans jammed little Jarry Park and began a love affair with the team. Foreword by dave van horneapril 8, 1969mack lays claim to jonesville by norm kingapril 17, 1969bienvenue to Major League Baseball by Norm KingAPRIL 14, 1969Stoney Sets Record for Fastest No-Hitter by a Franchise by Adam J.

Wolfseptember 21, 1981this game had it all by norm kingoctober 3, 1981We’re Going to the Playoffs by Mark S. Wolfseptember 17, 1973montreal’s first lead in a pennant race by Rory CostelloJUNE 11, 1974Expos Blow Up Big Red Machine by Gregory H.


Baseball's Business: The Winter Meetings: 1958-2016 Volume Two The SABR Digital Library Volume 53

Society for American Baseball Research #ad - Davies1985: free-agent freezeout: collusion i—jeff barto1986: rigged market: collusion ii—jeff barto1987: changing times: collusion iii—bob whelan1988: rangers make splash—steve west1989: minOR MOVES MAKE MAJOR IMPACTS—Mark S. This volume covers multiple rounds of expansion, several work stoppages, the advent of free agency, collusion among the owners, and the elimination of the American and National League presidents' offices and consolidation of the two leagues as a single business entity.

The winter meetings have been Organized Baseball's annual offseason ritual since the early days of the game. Henry, Donald G. Brown1996: the year that brought labor peace—chip greene1997: minor-league changes, major-league impact—jessica frank1998: contracts explode—jessica frank1999: all about junior—steve west2000: show me the money—steve west2001: all quiet—clayton trutor2002: return to nashville—jerry Swenson2003: BACK IN THE BAYOU—Jerry Swenson2004: IT’S ALL A GAMBLE—.

Baseball's Business: The Winter Meetings: 1958-2016 Volume Two The SABR Digital Library Volume 53 #ad - Wolf1976: changing demographics—Gregory H. The latter years of the 20th century included many monumental changes in the business of baseball. Kritzler and Alan P. This is sabr's second volume on their history, covering 1958 - 2016, plus a special section on the Negro Leagues winter meetings. Henry1960: missouri compromise—David M.

Whelan, Rodger A.


The SABR Book of Umpires and Umpiring The SABR Digital Library Volume 46

Society for American Baseball Research #ad - A collaboration of 34 SABR members. Contributions by David W. Higham, bill pruden, bill nowlin, al piacente, gil imber, bob luke, bob lemoine, bob webster, Shaun McReady, Stephen Johnson III, Brian Mills, Hank Levy, Chuck Johnson, David Vincent, Bob Hurte, Rodney Johnson, Chris Williams, Herb Wilson. Hall of fame umpiresal barlicknestor chylakjocko conlantommy connollybilly evansdoug harveycal hubbardBill KlemBill McGowanHank O’DayOTHER NOTABLE UMPIRESEmmett AshfordCharlie BerryAugie DonatelliTom GormanSteve PalermoBabe PinelliErnie QuigleyBeans ReardonRev.

Anderson, mark armour, dennis goodman, andy andres, eric frost, rob edelman, Leslie Heaphy, John Behrend, Reynaldo Cruz, Larry Gerlach, Kevin Cuddihy, Alan Cohen, Dennis Bingham, Perry Barber, Harold R. No book can cover all facets of the job, but we hope to give readers a fuller appreciation of baseball and those charged with the integrity of the game.

The SABR Book of Umpires and Umpiring The SABR Digital Library Volume 46 #ad - This book includes biographies of all the umpires in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, umpire equipment, explorations of the baseball rules, essays about professional female umpires, other notable arbiters, umpiring in the Negro Leagues, and much more. During the work on this book, supervisors and umpire administrators, we interviewed 56 major league umpires, former umpires, and others whose jobs cause them to interact with umpires.

We have tried to look at the occupation from many different angles. We hope to shed light on the umpiring profession past and present, the work involved on the field, and the arduous challenges and sacrifices it takes to become an umpire at the top of the profession. Dr.


Wrigley Field: The Friendly Confines at Clark and Addison The SABR Baseball Library

Society for American Baseball Research #ad - Fidler, james forr, Dan Fields, Brian M. Including the talents of over 50 members of SABR, the book also includes many historic photographs. This book is an ode to that storied ballpark, evoking its history through detailed retellings of 100 games played there, youth championships, but also Negro Leagues matchups, including not only historic triumphs and defeats of the Chicago Cubs and the Federal League Whales, and even games by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Preston, chris rainey, Alan Reifman, Tim Rask, Stephen V. Bush, rory costello, Alan Cohen, Richard A. Built less than 50 years after the civil war, it was inaugurated when Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States, and a century later it remains a testimony to the enduring power of our national pastime.

Wrigley Field: The Friendly Confines at Clark and Addison The SABR Baseball Library #ad - Rice, C. Frank, ed gruver, mike mattsey, norm king, bob lemoine, mike huber, jim nitz, Gordon Gattie, Seth Moland-Kovash, Paul Hofmann, Tom Hawthorn, Russ Lake, Tom Pardo, Paul Geisler, Mike Lynch, J. G. Paul rogers iii, glen sparks, ryan schuring, Joe Schuster, Gary Sarnoff, Rick Schabowski, Mark S. Sternman, Gregory H.

Any mention of the ballpark at the intersection of Clark and Addison in Chicago conjures up images of the ivy on the outfield walls, Cubbie blue, the hand-operated scoreboard, and the park's vibrant neighborhood. With articles by matt albertson, Nathan Bierma, John Bauer, Thomas J.


1995 Cleveland Indians: The Sleeping Giant Awakes The SABR Baseball Library

Society for American Baseball Research #ad - Perhaps this is because they were the first to break through since 1954 and make the postseason. After almost 40 years of sub-500 baseball, the Sleeping Giant woke in 1995, the first season in the Indians spent in their new home of Jacob's Field. The biographies of all the players, coaches, and broadcasters will evoke that glorious era once again for Tribe fans.

Maybe it’s because of the different characters and personalities who made up that team, Bill Ripken, Orel Hershiser, which included Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez, Dave Winfield, and Sandy Alomar Jr. The volume is also sprinkled with personal perspectives, as well as game stores from key matchups during the 1995 season, information about Jacob’s Field, and other writing of interest on the historic season.

Contentsintroduction, joseph wanchoThe Fans of the 1995 Cleveland Indians, John McMurrayPlayersSandy Alomar Jr. Nick waddellcarlos baerga, joseph wanchoRuben Amaro, Rory CostelloPaul Assenmacher, Joseph WanchoDavid Bell, Philip A. Wolfjune 30, 1995 joseph wanchoseptember 13, 1995 joseph WanchoJuly 21, 1995 Richard CuicchiSeptember 8, 1995 Gregory H.

1995 Cleveland Indians: The Sleeping Giant Awakes The SABR Baseball Library #ad - Wolfwayne kirby, alan cohenjulian tavarez, clayton trutorpaul shuey, jay hurderic plunk, jimmy keenanjoe roa, ted leavengoodjim poole, david skeltongregg olson, blake sherryherbert perry, doug skipperthe coaching StaffMike Hargrove, Ed GruverJesse Levis, Chip GreeneKenny Lofton, Steve WestChad Ogea, Augusto CardenasDave Winfield, Joseph WanchoEddie Murray, Charles FaberPaul Sorrento, Joseph WanchoEddie Tucker, Richard CuicchiOmar Vizquel, Richard BogovichAlbie Lopez, Wynn MontgomeryTony Pena, Chip GreeneManny Ramirez, Paul HofmannJim Thome, Rory CostelloJose Mesa, Bill NowlinBilly Ripken, Harry SchogerDennis Martinez, Alan CohenCharles Nagy, Gregory H.

Wolf. In 1995, the cleveland Browns had left town and were putting down roots in Baltimore.