NINE 27:1-2

NINE 27:1-2

Edited by Willie Steele

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Table Of Contents

Volume 27, No. 1-2 (2018-2019)
Contents


Editor’s Note: The Cheap Seats
Willie Steele

Diamond Quotes

Poetry
A World Series/of Puns
Phillip Luke Sinitiere

Articles
Mark Twain: Baseball’s First OG
Rick Burton

The “Paint and Putty” Leagues: Industrial Baseball during World War I
Jim Leeke

The Season That Almost Wasn’t
Dave Bohmer

Marge Schott and the Norms of Free Speech
Charles DeMotte

Benign Conspirators: Reflections on the 1926–27 Baseball Scandal
Gerald Wood

“The Chief Admirer and Supporter of Baseball”: Charlie Murphy, William Howard Taft, and the Influence of Public Relations
Jason Cannon

The Missing Piece: Mike Moore
Doug Wedge

“God Bless America” and Baseball’s Anthem Controversies
Justin Turner

Triple Play
Long-Distance Love Affair, or How to Root for a Team That’s Three Thousand Miles Away
Paul Hensler

Against Stealing First Base
Howard M. Wasserman

Bob Kuzava: Forgotten World Series Hero
John Rossi

Reviews
The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball & the White House
Ron Briley

Mrs. Morhard and The Boys: One mother’s vision. The first boys’ baseball league. A nation inspired
Tim Wiles

Strike Four: The Evolution of Baseball
Lindsay John Bell

My Dad, Yogi: A Memoir of Family and Baseball
Anna R. Newton

Mantle—The Best There Ever Was
Rob Sheinkopf

Ten Innings at Wrigley: The Wildest Ballgame Ever, With Baseball on the Brink
Mitchell Nathanson

After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets
Anna R. Newton

No Place I Would Rather Be: Roger Angell and a Life in Baseball Writing
Mitchell Nathanson

Doc, Donnie, The Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought for New York’s Baseball Soul
Paul Hensler

Chumps to Champs: How the Worst Teams in Yankees History Led to the ‘90s Dynasty
Lee Kluck

Last Seasons in Havana: The Castro Revolution and the End of Professional Baseball in Cuba
Jorge Iber

The Legendary Harry Caray: Baseball’s Greatest Salesman
Alan Griggs

Tumultuous Times in America’s Game: From Jackie Robinson’s Breakthrough to the War Over Free Agency
George Skornickel

Empire of Infields: Baseball in Taiwan and Cultural Identity, 1895–1968
Lee Kluck

When the Crowd Didn’t Roar: How Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope
Robert G. Cullen

When Big Data Was Small: My Life in Baseball Analytics and Drug Design
Ed Edmonds