Cuba's Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story

2007 (2014)

A History of Cuban Baseball, 1864-2006


Diamonds around the Globe: The Encyclopedia of International Baseball


Smoke: The Romance and Lore of Cuban Baseball (with Mark Rucker)

Awards and Recognition

  • Winner of a 2017 SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) HENRY CHADWICK AWARD for Lifetime Achievement as a Distinguished Baseball Historian
  • Winner of 2016 SABR Baseball Research Award (Society for American Baseball Research) for "Cuba's Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story"
  • Winner of 2008 SABR Edward Valero Latino Baseball Committee Award for Best Newsletter Article of the Year
  • Winner of 2007 SABR Robert Peterson Negro Leagues Committee Recognition Award ("A History of Cuban Baseball, 1864-2006") for contributions of Negro league baseball history
  • Winner of 2004 Sporting News-SABR Award for "Diamonds around the Globe: The Encyclopedia of International Baseball"
  • Winner of 1994 Macmillan-SABR Baseball Research Award for "Baseball with a Latin Beat: A History of the Latin American Game"
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