NINE 06:1

NINE 06:1

Edited by Bill Kirwin

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Table Of Contents

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The Mormon Game: The Religious Uses of Baseball in Early Utah
Jim Warnock

Sports Reporting in New York City 1945-1960 by Two of the Er's Greatest and Most Influential Reporters—Arthur Daley and Lester Rodney
Robert Klein

Milwaukee and Atlanta, A Tale of Two Cities: Eddie, Hank, and the "Rover Boys" Head South
Ron Briley

The Road to October 23, 1945: the Press and the Integration of Baseball
Chris Lamb & Glen L. Bleske

Babe Ruth: My Magnificent Obsession
Peter Levine

The Coming of Age of Jean Jacques Rousseau and Nuke Laloosh
Michael J. McBride & Michelle A. Cervantes

The Transparent Baseball: "Making Contact" As Visionary Experience
Matthew C. Brennan


The Writers' Game—Baseball Writing in America
Review essay by Robert Klein

Pardon My Myth: A Brief and Occasionally More Heretical Response to Robert Klein
Richard Orodenker

"Wild Play" Black and White in Jerome Charyn's Baseball Novel, The Seventh Babe
Review essay by Karl Lindholm


The Yankee Encyclopedia
DiMaggio: An Illustrated Life
The Wonder Team: The True Story of the Incomparable 1927 New York Yankees

reviewed by Larry Gerlach

The Man in the Dugout
reviewed by Guy Waterman

Innocence and Wonder: Baseball through the Eyes of Batboys
Batboys and the World of Baseball

reviewed by Guy Waterman

Philadelphia's Old Ballparks
reviewed by Ron Kaplan

The Jackie Robinson Reader: Perspectives on an American Hero
reviewed by Terence Malley

The October Heros
reviewed by Wes Singletary

The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant
reviewed by Jay C. Ziemann

Chicago Cubs: Season at the Summit, the 50 Greates Individual Seasons
reviewed by Bill Sass

Wrigleyville: A Magical History Tour of the Chicago Cubs
reviewed by James B. Dworkin

That's a Winner
reviewed by Robert Bellamy


Paul Zwaska: Head Groundskeeper
George Gmelch

Up and Ready: The Oral History of a Florida Reliever
Wes Singletary

Dick Crepeau

Terence Malley