Volume 17, Number 1, Fall 2008

Table of Contents

From: NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture

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Diamond Quotes

pp. ix-x
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Articles

The Saints on Sunday: Ballparks and Sabbatarianism in St. Paul

pp. 1-15
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The Optimist: Baseball Themes in Bert J. Griswold’s Fort Wayne Editorial Cartoons

pp. 16-36
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Rumors and Facts: William Clarence Matthews’s 1905 Challenge to Major League Baseball’s Color Barrier

pp. 37-53
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Baseball and Dissent: The Vietnam Experience

pp. 54-69
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Baseball’s Great Hitting Barrage of the 1990s (and Beyond) Reexamined

pp. 70-96
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Triple Play

Baseball’s Limitless Dramatic Possibilities: Keynote Speech to the Fourteenth Annual NINE Spring Training Conference, March 17, 2007

pp. 97-110
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Branch Rickey’s Equation Fifty Years Later

pp. 111-118
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From the Dugout to the Classroom: Why Good Baseball Coaches Have Much to Offer Good Professors

pp. 120-127
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Poetry

Only Peggy Lee Could Sing of My Mets Misery

p. 128
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Goose Feathers

pp. 129-130
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Book Reviews

Branch Rickey: Baseball’s Ferocious Gentleman (review)

pp. 131-133
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The Curt Flood Story: The Man Behind the Myth (review)

pp. 133-136
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Sal Maglie: Baseball’s Demon Barber (review)

pp. 136-138
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Out of the Park: Memoir of a Minor League Baseball All-Star (review)

pp. 139-141
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Level Playing Fields: How the Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball (review)

pp. 141-142
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Journeymen (review)

pp. 143-144
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Scoring From Second: Writers on Baseball (review)

pp. 144-146
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The Arrival of the American League: Ban Johnson and the 1901 Challenge to National League Monopoly (review)

pp. 146-147
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When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 (review)

pp. 147-148
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Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball (review)

pp. 149-150
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The Gashouse Gang: How Dizzy Dean, Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, Pepper Martin, and Their Colorful, Come-from-Behind Ball Club Won the World Series—and America’s Heart—During the Great Depression (review)

pp. 150-151
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The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O’Neil’s America (review)

pp. 151-152
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Playing in Isolation: A History of Baseball in Taiwan (review)

pp. 152-155
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Growing the Game: The Globalization of Major League Baseball (review)

pp. 155-157
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Film Review

The Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush (review)

pp. 158-163
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Oral History

The Alomars: On Baseball, Parenting, and Being Puerto Rican

pp. 164-169
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George Sheldon: Marketing the Aluminum Bat

pp. 170-175
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Contributors

Contributors

pp. 176-178
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