NINE 25:1-2

NINE 25:1-2

Edited by Trey Strecker and Willie Steele

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Table Of Contents

Volume 25, Numbers 1 & 2 (Fall-Spring, 2016-2017)

Painting Baseball
Joseph Stanton

Old Timers’ Games: A Transformation from Player Benefits Events to Clubs’ Historical Celebrations and the Rise of a Baseball Goodwill Communion
Keith Spalding Robbins

“What’s Universal and Unique?” Or How Can a Culturally Circumscribed Museum Exhibition Provide Inclusive Meaning?
William Harris Ressler and Noa Ran-Ressler

The Pacific Coast League Scandal of 1919: “Prince Hal” Chase Had Nothing on Babe Borton
Al Figone

Four Guys from Birmingham: A Paradigm for Understanding the White Southern Response to Integration
John N. Ingham

W. P. Kinsella’s Butterfly Winter: Towards Gothic Baseball Fiction
Chifen Lu

Turns at Bat: Baseball and the United States in Dominican Literature and Print Culture
P. Eric Henager

Kenneth Goldsmith’s Sports and Conceptual Baseball Writing
Justin D. Edwards

Triple Play: Personal Reviews, Op-ed Pieces, and Polemics from Outside the Purview of the Umpires

My Eighty-Two Year Love Affair with Fenway Park: From Teddy Ballgame to Mookie Betts
Larry Ruttman

Book Reviews
National Pastime: U.S. History Through Baseball
David Lucander

Kansas Baseball, 1858–1941
Charlie Bevis

A History of Badger Baseball: The Rise and Fall of America’s Pastime at the University of Wisconsin
Lee Lowenfish

Nine Innings for the King: The Day Wartime London Stopped for Baseball, July 4, 1918
Rob Edelman

Urban Shocker: Baseball’s Silent Hero
Ed Edmonds

Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character
Rob Edelman

Black Ball and the Boardwalk: The Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City, 1916–1929
Rob Edelman

The Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance
Ron Kates

Ed Bolden and Black Baseball in Philadelphia
Michael Haupert

Lefty O’Doul: Baseball’s Forgotten Ambassador
C. Paul Rogers III

Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son
Robert F. Garratt

Hugh Casey: The Triumphs and Tragedies of a Brooklyn Dodger
C. Paul Rogers III

The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic
Rob Edelman

The All-American Girls After the AAGPBL: How Playing Pro Ball Shaped Their Lives
Amy Essington

City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles
Andy McCue

The New Boys of Summer: Baseball’s Radical Transformation in the Late Sixties
Frank C. Houdek

The 1967 American League Pennant: Four Teams, Six Weeks, One Winner
Paul Hensler

The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball’s Golden Age
Douglas K. Lehman

Fate’s Take-Out Slide: A Baseball Scout Recalls Can’t-Miss Prospects Who Did
Rob Edelman

Baseball Meets the Law: A Chronology of Decisions, Statutes, and Other Legal Events
Robert Bellamy

The Love of Baseball: Essays by Lifelong Fans
William Harris Ressler

Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey
Ron Briley

Imploding the Memories
Kevin Hogg