NINE

NINE

Edited by Willie Steele

ISSN 1188-9330

eISSN 1534-1844

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NINE studies all historical aspects of baseball, centering on the societal and cultural implications of the game wherever in the world it is played. This journal features articles, essays, book reviews, biographies, oral history, and short fiction pieces.

Table Of Contents

Volume 27, No. 1-2 (Fall/Spring 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

Submissions & Book Reviews


NINE seeks to promote the study of all historical aspects of baseball and centers on the cultural implications of the game wherever in the world baseball is played. The journal reflects an eclectic approach and does not foster a particular ideological bias.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17h edition, and should contain endnotes rather than footnotes. If an article prepared in another style is accepted, the author is fully responsible for changing the style to
CMS . Manuscripts prepared in American Psychological Association (APA) style are not acceptable.Simultaneous submissions are not accepted. Authors will be asked to sign a declaration that the submitted work is not being considered for publication elsewhere. No major revisions will be allowed after acceptance. The editor will attempt to have all manuscripts reviewed by two umpires and will respond to the authors within three months of receiving the manuscript. Articles should be between 2,000 and 8,000 words in length and saved as a Microsoft Word or RTF file. All figures and tables must be submitted in camera-ready format and will be printed as is. Please include a short (no more than three sentences) personal bio.

Address submissions to William Steele at wdsteele@lipscomb.edu.
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Book reviews are by invitation only.

Call for Papers: "Baseball is . . ."

The baseball season may be delayed, but our love for baseball is always present. That is why NINE will have a special issue dedicated to the connections between the sport and its fans. Essays will be accepted for consideration through July 19, 2020. More information on how to submit your story is available here.

Editorial Board

Founding Editor

Bill Kirwin
The University of Calgary in Edmonton


Editors

Trey Strecker
Louisiana State University

Willie Steele
Lipscomb University


Editorial Board

Jean Hastings Ardell, Corona Del Mar, California

Robert K. Barney, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Robert Bellamy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

James E. Brunson III, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Adrian Burgos Jr., University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Peter Carino, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

Richard C. Crepeau, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Gerald Early, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Robert K. Fitts, Bronx, New York

Larry Gerlach, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Steven P. Gietschier, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri

George Gmelch, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Union College, Schenectady, New York

Chris Lamb, Indiana University– Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

David Mills, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Mitchell Nathanson, Villanova University School of Law

Roberta Newman, New York University, New York City, New York

James Odenkirk, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Richard J. Puerzer, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

Joel Nathan Rosen, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Announcements

Call for Papers: Women and Baseball

Ever since baseball has been played, women have sought to take part in the game. Despite substantial societal resistance, some succeeded. We are pleased to announce that a double issue of NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, devoted to women’s history and experiences in baseball, is scheduled for spring 2022. Submissions will be accepted through November 30, 2020. Additional information is available here.

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Call for Papers: "Baseball is . . ."


The baseball season may be delayed, but our love for baseball is always present. That is why NINE will have a special issue dedicated to the connections between the sport and its fans. Essays will be accepted for consideration through July 19, 2020. More information on how to submit your story is available here.
 

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Resources

Syllabus Builder: Migration

Our Syllabus Builder resource sheets are intended to assist instructors looking for supplemental materials and students seeking ideas for research papers by providing links to a variety of peer-reviewed articles online.

Syllabus Builder: Sports-Related Controversies, Social Issues, and Scandals

Our Syllabus Builder resource sheets are intended to assist instructors looking for supplemental materials and students seeking ideas for research papers by providing links to a variety of peer-reviewed articles online.

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