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  • Contributors

Bob Boynton made several research contributions in the 1990s that were published in NINE and other baseball journals. Although he has given up baseball research, he still likes to contribute an occasional book review.

Ron Briley is assistant schoolmaster at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Richard C. Crepeau, professor of history at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, comments on sports online for H-Arete and is the author of Baseball: America’s Diamond Mind (University of Nebraska Press, 2000).

James B. Dworkin is the chancellor of Purdue University North Central in Westville, Indiana. He is a professor of industrial relations and has written extensively on professional sports, including his book Owners Versus Players: Baseball and Collective Bargaining (Auburn House, 1981). A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a longtime Reds fan, he has fond memories of sitting in the sun deck (moon deck) at Crosley Field trying to catch batting practice home runs off the bats of the likes of Ted Kluzewski, Wally Post, Gus Bell, and Frank Robinson.

Robert Elias is a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco. He’s the author or editor of six books, most recently Baseball and the American Dream: Race, Class, Gender and the National Pastime (Sharpe, 2001). He is working on two books, Not A Piece of Property (a biographical study of Curt Flood) and The Deadly Tools of Ignorance (a baseball murder mystery).

Ted Farmer is a historian who lives in Blacksburg, Virginia. His work has appeared in NINE, Baseball Quarterly Reviews, the Baseball Research Journal, the Baseball Grandstand Annual, and the National Pastime. He is a Yankees fan.

Kenneth R. Fenster is associate professor of history at Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus. He earned a doctorate in Modern European History at Marquette University. He has presented papers and published articles on de-Christianization during the French Revolution and has spent the past several years researching the 1954 Atlanta Crackers.

Jan Finkel is a retired English professor living on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. He is currently involved with the SABR Biographical Project and SABR Deadball Era Biographical Project.

Larry R. Gerlach is a professor of history at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He is the author of Men in Blue: Conversations with Umpires (University of Nebraska Press, 1994) and a valued board member of NINE.

Steve Gietschier is senior managing editor, research, for The Sporting News and is a member of the NINE editorial board.

Leonard Koppett passed away as this issue of NINE was going to press. He was a sportswriter for nearly sixty years and was the author of sixteen books. In 1992 he was elected into the writer’s wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. He was the keynote speaker at the seventh annual NINE Spring Training Conference in Tucson, Arizona, in March 2000. He was named the “resident conference philosopher” at the tenth annual conference in 2003. He will be greatly missed.

Karl Lindholm is a professor in the Department of American Literature and Civilization at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. He is currently working on a biography of William Clarence Matthews, Harvard’s Famous Colored Shortstop (1901–05), Baseball Pioneer, and Political Leader.

Dorothy Jane Mills, an independent scholar, is the widow of and lifetime collaborator with Dr. Harold Seymour, historian of baseball. Her baseball history Web site is at Dorothy is also the author of seventeen books of her own and was selected for the 2003 edition of Who’s Who in America. Her memoir, My Life in Baseball, will be published by McFarland in 2004.

Thomas R. Mueller is an assistant professor at California University of Pennsylvania in California, Pennsylvania, and is an avid Phillies fan through the good and many bad times.

David C. Ogden is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication, University of Nebraska at Omaha. His baseball research interests center on youth baseball, its demographics, and overall interest by youths in ball. He has presented his research at the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture from 1996 to 1999, and his work has appeared previously in NINE.

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