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Middle innings : a documentary history of baseball, 1900-1948

Author: Dean A Sullivan
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author presents a fascinating array of provocative, unexpected, and illuminating materials that reveal the rich history of baseball in 105 articles. Included topics feature semipro teams, boys' baseball fiction, Japanese baseball, college ball, black baseball, the minor leagues, women's teams, and many other facets of the wonderful game of baseball.
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Middle innings.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)605319543
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dean A Sullivan
ISBN: 0803242581 9780803242586
OCLC Number: 37533976
Notes: Compilation of baseball writings from work that appeared between 1901 and 1948.
This is the second in a 4 part series by the author on the history of baseball. Other titles: Early Innings (1825-1908); Late Innings (1945-1972); and Final Innings (1972-2008).
Description: xvii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. A new century dawns: --
Buffalo dropped from American League (1901) --
Charles Comiskey plays prank on Ban Johnson (1902) --
National Commission formed (1903) --
Will Pittsburgh bow out of the World Series? (1903) --
New York Giants refuse to participate in World Series (1904) --
Chesbro's wild pitch ends Highlanders' quest for pennant (1904) --
"Semi-professional base ball" in the Northern Midwest (1905) --
Frank Merriwell's 'dope ball' (1905) --
Japanese College team wins in Los Angeles (1905) --
The scandal of college players and "summer ball" (1905) --
Philadelphia Giants win Black championship (1906) --
Sol White on "Colored Base Ball" (1907) --
Kid Johnson signs with Senators (1907) --
Agreement for Minor League Championship Series (1907) --
Detroit 9, Philadelphia 9, Seventeen Innings (1907). 2. Baseball and early-twentieth-century popular culture: --
Cubs protest precursor of "Merkle Blunder" (1908) --
Francis Richter on Fred Merkle (1908) --
Nashville wins pennant with 1-0 victory on season's last day (1908) --
Baseball writers form organization after World Series (1908) --
Reports on two Black women's teams (1908) --
League planned in rural Northern Virginia (1909) --
Descriptions of baseball recordings (1908, 1909) --
"Indoor baseball" and " Kicking baseball" (1910) --
Grantland Rice's "The slide of Paul Revere" (1910) --
A Japanese Prince on baseball (1910) --
The Hall of Fame (1911) --
College baseball's decline (1911) --
Mathewson editorial on Baker World Series home run (1911) --
Defending the cork-centered ball (1912) --
Charles Ebbets plans new Brooklyn ballpark. 3. Rumblings of unrest: --
Response to Congressional resolution on "Baseball Trust" (1912) --
David Fultz on the fraternity (1912) --
Jim Thorpe exposed as professional (1913) --
Federal league formed (1913) --
Damon Runyon reports Babe Ruth's first home run (1915) --
Eighty thousand watch amateur match (1915) --
Federal league signs peace treaty (1915) --
Final showdown for Matty and Brownie (1916) --
Antitrust suit dropped in Landis's court (1916) --
Toney-Vaughan double no-hitter (1917) --
Baseball ruled nonessential occupation (1918) --
Baltimore FL team wins lawsuit against Majors (1919) --
Hugh Fullerton alludes to World Series scandal (1919). 4. The age of Ruth: --
Yankees sign Babe Ruth (1920) --
"Freak deliveries" regulated (1920) --
On accusations of a fixed World Series (1920) --
Gehrig Homers in high school championship game (1920) --
On Ray Chapman (1920) --
Indians make baseball history in World Series (1920) --
"Wireless fans" enjoy historic game (1920) --
Landis is the "Supreme Ruler" (1920) --
Orioles win twenty-seventh straight International League game (1921) --
Ruth suspended, fined by Landis (1921) --
President Harding attends Army-Navy game (1922) --
"Casual comment" on baseball antitrust case (1922) --
Ban Johnson awards Cobb third .400 season (1922) --
Joe McGinnity, 52, throws shutout (1923) --
"Nondiscrimination" in baseball (1923) --
Negro National League is chartered (1924) --
National League celebrates "Golden Jubilee" (1926) --
Cobb, Speaker named in gambling scandal (1926) --
Ruth breaks own home run record (1927) --
Radio pioneer Graham McNamee critiqued (1927) --
No hitter in Negro World Series (1927) --
Margaret Gisolo, baseball star (1928) --
NL president suggests designated hitter (1929) --
Disaster in Yankee Stadium (1929). 5. Lights, action, history: --
Early Minor League night game (1930) --
James A. Michener on sandlot baseball (1930) --
Smokey Joe Williams fans twenty-seven players (1930) --
President Hoover booed (perhaps) at World Series game (1931) --
First Negro League all-star game (1933) --
Bill Terry insults Dodgers (1934) --
Dizzy predicts forty wins for Dean Brothers (1934) --
Monk walks out of Babe Ruth's past (1935) --
Baseball hall of fame planned (1935) --
Satchel Paige pitches Bismarck to Semipro title (1935) --
Profile of a young umpire (1935) --
Olympic baseball trials open in Baltimore (1936) --
Radio broadcaster contest (1936) --
The business of promoting baseball (1937) --
Dizzy Dean breaks toe in all-star game (1937) --
Gabby Hartnett's "homer in the gloaming" (1938) --
Lou Gehrig ends his streak (1939) --
Hall of Fame opens (1939) --
Landis declares ninety-one Tigers free agents (1940). 6. Baseball in wartime and peacetime: --
FDR gives green light to wartime baseball (1942) --
Baseball on film (1943) --
Race riots threaten baseball in Detroit (1943) --
Landis's last act (1943) --
Are Black players up to Major League snuff? (1944) --
Aluminum bats planned in Spokane (1944) --
Junior World Series game draws over fifty thousand (1944) --
"Nats" net only one home run all year (1945) --
Greenberg returns fro war, homer wins pennant (1945) --
Jackie Robinson signs with Dodgers (1945) --
Pacific Coast League requests Major League status (1945) --
Review of AAGPBL season (1946) --
First Major Leaguer lost to Mexican League (1946) --
American Baseball Guild formed (1946) --
Bus crash kills nine Spokane Minor Leaguers (1946) --
Proof that baseball predates Doubleday "invention" (1946) --
Connie Mack defends "nice guys" (1946) --
Jackie Robinson's Major League debut (1947) --
Babe Ruth dies (1948).
Other Titles: Documentary history of baseball, 1900-1948
Documentary history of baseball
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Dean A. Sullivan.
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