NINE 18:2

NINE 18:2

Edited by Trey Strecker

Table Of Contents

Diamond Quotes


What Ever Happened to Baseball History? Keynote Speech to the Sixteenth Annual NINE Spring Training Conference, March 14, 2009
Peter Morris

"And the public has been left to guess the secret": Questioning the Authorship of The Great Match, and Other Matches (1877)
Geri Strecker

Do You Know Me Now: Cultural Reflection and Resistance in Ring Lardner's You Know Me Al
Scott D. Peterson

Winning Indians and Other Contradictions: The Morris Indian School Baseball Team, 1898-1908
David J. Laliberte

A Flag is Flipped and a Nation Flaps: The Politics and Patriotism of the First International World Series
Todd J. Wiebe

Major League Baseball General Managers: An Analysis of Their Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Characteristics
Glenn M. Wong and Chris Deubert

Triple Play

The Kid Endures
Robert A. Moss

The Making of a Fan
Daniel A. Nathan

Pete Rose and Baseball's Rule 21
Jeffrey Standen


In the Name of Furillo
Darryl Brock

Ralph Branca's Second Chance
Bruce Ducker


Candlestick Park, San Francisco 1984; House Made of Pollen: Hohokam Stadium, Phoenix 2008; ebbets field
Dwayne Brenna

Book Reviews

Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams' Doc Graham
Tim Morris

The Sun Field: A Novel
David Thomas Holmberg

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: The Story of the Sensational Baseball Song
Tim Wiles

The Irish in Baseball: An Early History
James J. Donahue

Alexander Cartwright: The Life Behind the Legend
Frank Ardolino

Jack Coombs: A Life in Baseball
David Shiner

Ball, Bat and Bitumen: A History of Coalfield Baseball in the Appalachian South
Kenneth R. Fenster

High-Flying Birds: The 1942 St. Louis Cardinals
Steve Gietschier

Teenager on First, Geezer at Bat, 4F on Deck: Major League Baseball in 1945
Steve Bullock

The Postwar Yankees: Baseball's Golden Age Revisited
John Paul Hill

Forever Blue: The True Story of Walter O'Malley, Baseball's Most Controversial Owner, and the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles
Lee Lowenfish

A Tale of Three Cities: The 1962 Baseball Season in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco
Steve Treder

Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball
Eric B. Salo

The Billy Goat Curse: Losing and Superstition in Cubs Baseball Since World War II
Robert M. Carrothers

No Girls in the Clubhouse: The Exclusion of Women from Baseball and Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball
Leslie Heaphy

Perfect Game USA and the Future of Baseball: How the Remaking of Youth Scouting Affects the National Pastime
David C. Ogden

Death at the Ballpark: A Comprehensive Study of Game-Related Fatalities, 1862-2007
Aaron W. Miller

The Quality of Home Runs: The Passion, Politics, and Language of Cuban Baseball
Darius V. Echeverría

Oral History

Susan MacKay, Registrar, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
George Gmelch