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A Journal of Baseball History and Culture
Edited by Trey Strecker

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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.

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Volume 23, Number 1

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Invisible Umpires: The Ku Klux Klan and Baseball in the 1920s
Felix Harcourt
A Historical Analysis of the Chicago Cubs’ Use of Statistics to Analyze Baseball Performance
Alan S. Kornspan
Norman Rockwell and Baseball: Images of the National Pastime
Larry Gerlach
Brooklyn’s National Game in Literature
Ken Sammond
“Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?”: An Analysis of US Perceptions of Japanese Professional Baseball, 1989–1994
Elliot Chester
“Longing on a Large Scale Is What Makes History”: The Uses of Baseball and the Problem of Storytelling in Don DeLillo’s Underworld
Philipp Löeffler
Triple Play: Personal Reviews, Op-ed Pieces, and Polemics from Outside the Purview of the Umpires
Ballpark or Stadium: Does It Matter?
Janet Marie Smith
Imagining the Smoke King: Reflections on Writing a Baseball Biography
Gerald C. Wood
Book Reviews
Going the Distance
Joseph Dewey
Heart of the Order: Baseball Poems
James J. Donahue
Shaping the Image of the Game: Early Professional Baseball and the Sporting Press
Dave Ogden
The Forgotten History of African American Baseball
Lisa Doris Alexander
Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar
Jim Overmyer
Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice
Rob Ruck
Baseball beyond Borders
Thomas R. Mueller
Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption
Jim Overmyer
Hub Perdue: Clown Prince of the Mound
Charlie Bevis
A Summer to Remember: Bill Veeck, Lou Boudreau, Bob Feller, and the 1948 Cleveland Indians
William Harris Ressler
Jackie and Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and the Breaking of Baseball’s Color Line
Robert A. Moss
The Fight of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal and John Roseboro Turned Baseball’s Ugliest Brawl into a Story of Forgiveness and Redemption
Douglas K. Lehman
Becoming Big League: Seattle, the Pilots, and Stadium Politics
Paul Hensler
Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-Fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos
Ron Kates
The Devil’s Snake Curve: A Fan’s Notes from Left Field
Howard J. De Nike
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