Middle Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball, 1900-1948
From the reviews of Early Innings: "Dean Sullivan . . . has sifted the archives to compile and edit nearly a century of lost or forgotten baseball ... Show synopsis From the reviews of Early Innings: "Dean Sullivan . . . has sifted the archives to compile and edit nearly a century of lost or forgotten baseball essays and news reports. . . . Give[s] readers a box seat at the game that became a national obsession".-London Review of Books . "A fascinating collection".-Washington Post. "This original collection of fascinating documents . . . brings seldom-seen sources to the fingertips of historians and serious fans. . . . There are many gems here".-Library Journal. Following in the footsteps of his previous success, Early Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball, 1825-1908 (Nebraska 1995), Dean Sullivan once again presents a fascinating array of provocative, unexpected, and illuminating materials revealing the rich history of baseball. Beginning with the formation of the American League as a second major league and concluding with the death of Babe Ruth, the 105 pieces in this work cover such well-known topics as the Merkle Boner, Jim Thorpe, Christy Mathewson, the Black Sox scandal, Lou Gehrig, the death of Ray Chapman, Ty Cobb, Dizzy Dean, and more from the storied major leagues. Additional but lesser-known treasures celebrate such aspects of the game as semi-pro teams, boys' baseball fiction, Japanese baseball, college ball, black baseball, the minor leagues, women's teams, and numerous other facets of the game of baseball. Dean A. Sullivan is a Ph.D. student in kinesiology (with a specialization in American sports history) at the University of Maryland, College Park.