McFarland announces Fall titles

August 4, 2014

Any serious scholar of the game knows the work McFarland does in bringing eclectic material to the bookshelf.

This fall’s line-up includes:

  • A Calculus of Color: The Integration of Baseball’s American League, by Robert Kuhn McGregor
  • Understanding Baseball: A Textbook, edited by Trey Strecker, et al
  • The Negro Southern League:  A Baseball History, 1920-1951, by William J. Plott
  • The Boyer Brothers of Baseball, by Lew Freedman
  • Frank Robinson: A Baseball Biography, by John C. Skipper
  • Honus Wagner and His Pittsburgh Pirates: Scenes from a Golden Era, by Ronald T. Waldo
  • Bibb Falk: The Man Who Replace Shoeless Joe, by William A.Cook
  • The Tecumsehs Association: Canada’s First Major League Baseball Champions, by Brian Martin
  • Of Tribes and Tribulations: The Early Decades of the Cleveland Indians, by James E. Odenkirk
  • Black Ball and the Boardwalk: The Bachard Giants of Atlantic City, 1916-1929, by James E. Overmeyer
  • The Yankees First Dynasty: Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins and the Bronx Bombers of the 1920s, by Gary A. Sarnoff
  • Finding the Left Arm of God: Sandy Koufax and the Los Angeles Dodgers, 1960-1963, by Brian M. Endsley
  • Back Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, Vol, 7, edited by Leslie A. Heaphy
  • The Catcher’s Handbook, by Conor Kelley
  • Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game, Vol 8, edited by John Thorn
  • Black Baseball, 1858-1900: A Comprehensive Record o the Teams, Players, Managers, Owners and Umpires, by James E. Brunson III
  • Reporting Baseball’s Sensational Season of 1890: The Brotherhood War and the Rise of Modern Sports Journalism, by Scott D. Peterson
  • A Scout’s Report: My 70 Years in baseball, by George Genovese with Dan Taylor

As you can see, there’s a nice mix of biography, long-ago, and black baseball. I also find the narrow scope of the Koufax book interesting.


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