Middle Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball, 1900-1948

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Contents
List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
Introductionxiii
CHAPTER 1. A NEW CENTURY DAWNS
1Buffalo Dropped from American League (1901)1
2Charles Comiskey Plays Prank on Ban Johnson (1902)3
3National Commission Formed (1903)4
4Will Pittsburgh Bow Out of the World Series? (1903)6
5New York Giants Refuse to Participate in World Series (1904)8
6Chesbro's Wild Pitch Ends Highlanders' Quest for Pennant (1904)10
7“Semi-Professional Base Ball” in the Northern Midwest (1905)14
8“Frank Merriwell's ‘Dope Ball’ ” (1905)15
9Japanese College Team Wins in Los Angeles (1905)17
10The Scandal of College Players and “Summer Ball” (1905)19
11Philadelphia Giants Win Black Championship (1906)22
12Sol White on “Colored Base Ball” (1907)24
13Kid Johnson Signs with Senators (1907)25
14Agreement for Minor League Championship Series (1907)27
15Detroit 9, Philadelphia 9, Seventeen Innings (1907)29
CHAPTER 2. BASEBALL AND EARLY-TWENTIETH-CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
16Cubs Protest Precursor of “Merkle Blunder” (1908)35
17Francis Richter on Fred Merkle (1908)37
18Nashville Wins Pennant with 1–0 Victory on Season's Last Day (1908)38
19Baseball Writers Form Organization after World Series (1908)41
20Reports on Two Black Women's Teams (1908)42
21League Planned in Rural Northern Virginia (1909)43

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • 1 - A New Century Dawns 1
  • 2 - Baseball and Early-Twentieth-Century Popular Culture 35
  • 3 - Rumblings of Unrest 63
  • 4 - The Age of Ruth 91
  • 5 - Lights, Action, History 139
  • 6 - Baseball in Wartime and Peacetime 181
  • Bibliography 221
  • Acknowledgments 225
  • Index 227
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