NINE 17:2

NINE 17:2

Edited by Trey Strecker

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Table Of Contents

Content
Diamond Quotes
 
Articles
Whatever Happened to the Marvelous Importance of the Unimportant? A Plea for Putting Today's Baseball and All-Sports Mania in Proper Perspective
   Lee Lowenfish
 
"A Mirthful Spectacle": Race, Blackface Minstrelsy, and Base Ball, 1874-1888
   James E. Brunson III
 
A Case of Cultural Forgetting: Black Newspapers' Presentation of Black Baseball in 1932
   Thomas Aiello
 
Looking Bad on Paper, Worse on Film: Portrayals of Sports Journalists in Three Classic Baseball Films
   John Carvalho and Nicholas Kirby
 
Rings Born of Impulse: Gift-Exchange Economies in Eric Rolfe Greenberg's The Celebrant
   Ronald Kates
 
Driven: Branding Derek Jeter, Redefining Race
   Roberta Newman
 
I'm the King of the World?: Barry Bonds and the "Race" for the Record
   Lisa Doris Alexander
 
Triple Play
Ben Harjo's All-Indian Baseball Club
   Royse Parr
 
Barnstorming, Baseball, and Bluegrass Music
   David K. Jackson
 
Whither or Whether the Stolen Base?
   Paul Bursik and Kevin Quinn
 
Book Reviews
The Amazin' Mets, 1962-1969, and The Yankees in the Early 1960s
   Mark Armour
 
The New York Mets: Ethnography, Myth, and Subtext
   David Shiner
 
Watching Baseball, Seeing Philosophy: The Great Thinkers at Play on the Diamond
   Roberta Newman
 
Anatomy of Baseball
   Scott Peterson
 
The New England League: A Baseball History, 1885-1949
   William E. Akin
 
August "Garry" Herrmann: A Baseball Biography
   Steve Steinberg
 
"The Greatest Game Ever Played in Dixie": The Nashville Vols, Their 1908 Season, and the Championship Game
   Christopher M. Keshock
 
Eddie Collins: A Baseball Biography
   Harry Jebsen Jr.
 
"Swish" Nicholson: A Biography of Wartime Baseball's Leading Slugger
   James E. Martin
 
Working at the Ballpark: The Fascinating Lives of Baseball People, from Peanut Vendors and Broadcasters to Players and Managers
   Harold V. Higham
 
The Fall of the 1977 Phillies: How a Baseball Team's Collapse Sank a City's Spirit
   John Paul Hill
 
The Best Game Ever: Pirates vs. Yankees: October 13, 1960
   David Mills
 
Film Review
The Bronx is Burning: The Complete Series
   Ron Briley
 
Oral History
Mike Murphy: Equipment Manager, San Francisco Giants
   George Gmelch
 
Contributors