NINE 32:1

NINE 32:1

Edited by Willie Steele and David Pegram

Table Of Contents

Volume 32, Number 1, Fall 2023


The Cheap Seats: A Note from the Editor

Diamond Quotes

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

Paul Hensler

Loathed It: Ball Four

William J. Ryczek

Major League Baseball Seized Control of the Minor Leagues: What Happened, What’s Happening Now, and What it Means for Players, Fans, Owners, and Cities

Mark Cryan

Much Ado About Profanity: The 1898 Brush Resolution

Larry Gerlach

The Sovereign’s Orb: Baseball as Metaphor in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Robert Gorman

“A Year Probably Never Before Equaled . . .”: The Klein Chocolate Company Team and its Nine-Game Major League Run of 1919

Gerald Huesken Jr.

In Memoriam: The California League, 1879–2020

Steven Treder

The 1880 Natick Boarding House Nine

Woody Eckard

A Legend Like No Other: Yankees Shortstop Turned CIA Operative

Anne R. Keene

Book Reviews

Baseball’s Best Ever: A Half Century of Covering Hall of Famers

Mark McGee

Coming Home: My Amazin’ Life with the New York

R. Zachary Sanzone

The Umpire is Out: Calling the Game and Living My True Self

Tim Wiles

Classic Baseball: Timeless Tales, Immortal Moments

Charles DeMotte

Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe

Charlie Bevis

Lefty & Tim: How Steve Carlton and Tim McCarver Became Baseball’s Best Battery

Mitchell Nathanson

Get Up, Baby!: My Seven Decades with the St. Louis Cardinals

Scott D. Peterson

The Line Up: Ten Books that Changed Baseball

Jorge Iber

Willie Horton: 23: Detroit’s Own Willie the Wonder, the Tigers’ First Black Great

Paul Hensler

Intentional Balk: Baseball’s Thin Line Between Innovation and Cheating

Ed Edmonds

Last Time Out; Big League Farewells of Baseball’s Greats

Chad S. Wise

Sho-Time: The Inside Story of Shohei Ohtani and the Greatest Baseball Season Ever Played

Jennifer J. Asenas, Kevin A. Johnson, and Mary Hyepock

Pinnacle on the Mound: Cy Young Award Winners Talk Baseball

Andrew J. Mauldin

Bat Kid

Germeen Tanas

Playing Through the Pain: Ken Caminiti and the Steroids Confession that Changed Baseball Forever

Willie Steele