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Wednesday’s Book Review: “A Clever Base-Ballist: The Life and Times of John Ward Montgomery”


A Clever Base-Ballist: The Life and Times of John Ward Montgomery. By Bryan Di Salvatore. New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. Between 1878 and 1894 John Ward Montgomery amazed major league baseball fans on the field and exasperated owners off of … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Baseball’s New Frontier: A History of Expansion, 1961-1998”


Baseball’s New Frontier: A History of Expansion, 1961-1998. By Fran Zimniuch. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. One of the most significant changes to Major League Baseball (MLB) in the latter half of the twentieth century was its transformation from … Continue reading

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The Business of Sports: A Review of “Keeping Score: The Economics of Big-Time Sports”


Keeping Score: The Economics of Big-Time Sports. By Richard G. Sheehan. South Bend, IN: Diamond Communications Inc., 1996. Although it is now about 15 years old and sports have changed significantly since the mid-1990s, there are several important insights in … Continue reading

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