Book news from SABR …

By Jane C. Clark — AABP

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) has announced that Jim Leeke’s book Nine Innings for the King has been nominated for the 2016 Larry Ritter Book Award. SABR’s Deadball Era Committee presents the award annually to recognize the best new baseball book primarily set in the Deadball Era.

Among SABR’s biggest and most diverse groups, the Deadball Era Committee has over 400 members. Books nominated this year include many outstanding works, among them The Colonel and Hug by Steve Steinberg and Lyle Spatz, Charles C. Alexander’s The Miracle Braves, 1914-1916 and Charles Leerhsen’s Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty. Congratulations, Jim, for being in such fine company!

Order your copy of Nine Innings for the King on the AABP book page.