NINE 26:1-2

NINE 26:1-2

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Table Of Contents

Volume 26, Nos. 1&2, Fall-Spring 2017-2018

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Pitching Patriotism: Fourth of July Baseball in the Late Nineteenth Century
Adam J. Criblez

The First Japanese Professionals: Guy Green’s 1906 Japanese Base Ball Team
Robert K. Fitts

Orval Overall: A Forgotten Pitcher from the Cubs’ Dynastic Past
Jason Cannon

Finding the “Real” in 1922: Dixon, Lardner, Broun, and the “Great Cultural Divide”
Scott D. Peterson

Carl Yastrzemski: Baseball’s White Rabbit
Zach Sanzone

Baseball’s Blues: An Analysis of the Recommendations of the Blue-Ribbon Panel
Michael J. Haupert and Kenneth Winter

The Utilization of Statistical Data by the Chicago White Sox Organization: An Historical Analysis
Alan S. Kornspan

Béisbol as Part of “Una Vida en Común en la Frontera”: The Career and Significance of Eduardo Ortega, the Voz of the San Diego Padres
Jorge Iber

Philip Roth, Trick E. Dixon, and Curt Flood: Baseball as Satire in the Tradition of Jonathan Swift
Ron Briley

Triple Play
Baseball and America’s Founding Fathers: Thomas Jefferson and “Games Played With the Ball”
Alan H. Levy

Sam Nahem: The Right-Handed Lefty Who Integrated Military Baseball in World War II
Peter Dreier

My Year in the Big Leagues
Rob Sheinkopf

Fake History? Charles Leerhsen and the Redemption of Ty Cobb
Steven Elliott Tripp

I Don’t Care If I Never Get Back
Earl J. Wilcox

Book Reviews
The Page Fence Giants: A History of Black Baseball’s Pioneering Champions
Jim Overmyer

The Age of Ruth and Landis: The Economics of Baseball during the Roaring Twenties
Steven P. Gietschier

Babe Ruth and the Creation of the Celebrity Athlete
Frank G. Houdek

The Integration of the Pacific Coast League: Race and Baseball on the West Coast
David Lucander

A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle
Ron Briley

God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen
Michael Haupert

Baseball and American Culture
Justin W. R. Turner

Pastime Lost: The Humble, Original, and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball
Jason Cannon

They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Seen—The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers
Frank G. Houdek

Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher
Lynn Griffith

Almost Yankees: The Summer of ’81 and the Greatest Baseball Team You’ve Never Heard Of
Willie Steele

Reclaiming 42: Public Memory and the Reframing of Jackie Robinson’s Radical Legacy
Thomas Wolf

Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants
Paul K. Howard

Here’s the Pitch: The Amazing, True, New, and Improved Story of Baseball and Advertising
Mark McGee

Here’s the Catch: A Memoir of the Miracle Mets and More
George Skornickel

The MVP Machine: How Baseball’s New Nonconformists are Using Data to Build Better Players
Allison R. Levin

From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War
Ed Edmonds