NINE 11:1

NINE 11:1

Edited by Bill Kirwin

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Table Of Contents

ARTICLES

When All Heaven Rejoiced: Branch Rickey and the Origins of the Breaking of the Color Line
Lee Lowenfish

Hey Chico! The Latin Identity in Major League Baseball
Samuel O. Regalado

The Say Hey Kid and the Crabbers
Frank Otto

From Scientific Baseball to Sabermetrics: Professional Baseball as a Reflection of Engineering and Management in Society
Richard J. Puerzer

Ghost Writing for Baseball Historian Harold Seymour
Dorothy Jane Mills

Baseball Competitiveness and the Free Agency Era
Daniel Skidmore-Hess and Ronald W. Cox

Not Tolstoy, Not Trotsky, But Harold “Hal” Trosky: The Rise and Fall of Hal Trosky
Jim Odenkirk

Foul Lines and the Color Line: Baseball and Race at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Robert Nowatzki

Shoeless Joe Jackson’s Bat and the Invention of Baseball History
Saul Nathaniel Brody

TRIPLE PLAY

What’s Wrong with Baseball?
Michael J. Haupert

The Bounce: Baseball Teams’ Great Falls and Comebacks
Gene Carney

Scud
John Christgau

BOOK REVIEWS

Early Baseball and the Rise of the National League
Darryl Brock

Rube Waddell—The Zany, Brilliant Life of a Strikeout Artist
C. Paul Rogers III

Ted Williams: A Baseball Life
William E. Akin

Splendor on the Diamond
Jerry Wright

Shoeless: The Life and Times of Joe Jackson
Jerry Wright

REVIEWS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE BATTER’S BOX

Much More Than a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball since 1921
Bob Boynton

Never Just a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball to 1920 and Much More Than a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball since 1921
Ron Kaplan

PHOTO ESSAY

Stars Travel to the Bushes: A Barnstorming Photo Essay
Bill Kirwin

TALES FROM THE DUGOUT

Bobby and Me
Robert Weintraub

FILM REVIEW

The Shot Heard ‘Round the World
Frank Ardolino