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  Volume 20, Number 2, Spring 2012

Table of Contents

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p. ix


“It Was His Fairness That Caught Wrigley’s Eye”: William L. Veeck’s Journalism Career and His Hiring by the Chicago Cubs

pp. 1-14

Royal Match: The Army-Navy Service Game, July 4, 1918

pp. 15-26

A Monument to Musial: The History of a Statue

pp. 27-42

Don’t Give Me No Lip: The Cultural and Religious Roots of Leo Durocher’s Competitiveness

pp. 43-54

The Angels Are behind Us: The 1951 Angels in the Outfield and the Truman-MacArthur Crisis

pp. 55-66

Who’s on Board: Gauging Team Commitment among Collegiate Baseball Players through Their Coaches’ Bases of Power

pp. 67-82

Triple Play

Personal Reviews, Op-ed Pieces, and Polemics from Outside the Purview of the Umpires

Financial Losses and Innovations: How Baseball Came through the Depression

pp. 83-86

“Baseball over Tea-Cakes”: Major League Baseball in American Avant-Garde Poetry from Imagism to L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E

pp. 87-100


No Man’s Land

p. 101

Book Reviews

In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me (review)

pp. 102-104

Pitching in the Promised Land: A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League (review)

pp. 104-106

Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball (review)

pp. 106-107

Cuban Star: How One Negro-League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball (review)

pp. 108-110

Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway’s Remarkable First Season (review)

pp. 110-112

When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball’s First Dynasty, 1912–1918 (review)

pp. 113-114

Under Pallor, Under Shadow: The 1920 American League Pennant Race That Rattled and Rebuilt Baseball (review)

pp. 114-116

The House That Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923 (review)

pp. 116-118

Clark Griffith: The Old Fox of Washington Baseball (review)

pp. 118-120

Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil (review)

pp. 121-122

Doubleheaders: A Major League History (review)

pp. 123-125

Dixie Walker: A Life in Baseball, and: Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodgers All-Star (review)

pp. 125-128

Pull up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story (review)

pp. 128-130

Broadcasting Baseball: A History of the National Pastime on Radio and Television (review)

pp. 131-133

Uppity: My Untold Story about the Games People Play (review)

pp. 133-136

Bargaining with Baseball: Labor Relations in an Age of Prosperous Turmoil (review)

pp. 136-138

Taking the Field: A Fan’s Quest to Run the Team He Loves (review)

pp. 138-140

The Way of Baseball: Finding Stillness at 95 MPH (review)

pp. 140-142


pp. 143-144

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