Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 2012)

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About the Book

This is a single back issue only. To order a current subscription, or for more information, please visit the journal’s web page at  Print copies of back issues from volumes 1-6 are available for $29.95.

About the Author(s)

Baseball historian Peter Morris is a two-time winner of the Seymour Medal for best baseball book of the year and was an inaugural winner of the Henry Chadwick Award for lifetime achievement in baseball research. He lives in Haslett, Michigan.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Peter Morris

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 108
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: n/a
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2198-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note
William F. Lamb 3

“Call the Game!”: The 1917 Fenway Park Gamblers Riot
Jacob Pomrenke 5
1919 Baseball Salaries and the Mythically Underpaid Chicago White Sox
Bob Hoie 17
The Bad News Bees: Salt Lake City and the 1919 Pacific Coast League Scandal
Larry R. Gerlach 35
They Were Black Sox Long Before the 1919 World Series
Timothy Newman and Bruce Stuckman 75
The People of Illinois v. Edward V. Cicotte, et al.: The Initial Grand Jury Proceedings in the Black Sox Case
William F. Lamb 86
For the Record: The Movies, Eight Men Out and Historical Accuracy
Rob Edelman 102

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “One of the more compelling sports-related publications to come along in a great while…unostentatious, solid, and a great read”—Library Journal
  • “The journal both embodies recent trends and provides a forum for expanding upon them. Base Ball thus represents an exciting and important contribution to literature on the sport…. has a first-rate editorial board and, as a result, already appears poised to be among the finest journals dedicated to the history of sports”—Arete
  • “Never comes up short in the quality of its content. In addition to the fine research articles there is a valuable section of book reviews, mostly dedicated to books pertaining to 19th century baseball”—Nineteenth Century Notes
  • “An exciting and important contribution to literature on the sport…seeks to chronicle, analyze, and expand our understanding of the game during its long, and seemingly getting longer, pre 1920 phase”—Society for American Baseball Research Bibliography Committee Newsletter.