Latest revision 10/16/97


Baseball history : an annual of original baseball research / edited by Peter Levine. (Westport, CT : Meckler, c1989.)[ H MagillGV863.A1 B38 1989

Roberts, Randy, "BaseballMyths and Amerian Realities," Reviews in American History," 10 (March 1982): 141-45.


Adelman, Melvin, "Baseball Business and the Work Place: Gelber's Thesis Reexamined," Journal of Social History 23 (winter 1989):283-302

Asinof, Eliot, Eight men out : the Black Sox and the 1919 world series.( New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1963] [S McCabe TreasR Swarth LD5199 1940 .A43E35x]

Crepeau, Richard C., 1941-, Baseball, America's diamond mind, 1919-1941 (Orlando : University Presses of Florida, c1980.) Magill GV863.A1 C7

Gelber, Steven, "Working at Playing," J. Social History (1983), 3-22.

Gelber, Steven, "Their Hands are All Out Playing:Business and Amateur Baseball, 1845-1917," Journal of Sport History 11 (Spring 1984): 4-27

Goldstein, W. Playing for Keeps (1989) [Canaday GV863.A1 G66 1989]

Guttman, Allen, From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Moder nAmerican Sports (1978)

Guttmann, Allen, A whole new ball game : an interpretation of American sports (Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1988)[GV583 .G87 1988 ][chapter on baseball]

Kirsch, George B., The creation of American team sports: Baseball and Cricket 1838-72 (1989) For reviews see: American Quarterly , 42 (Sept. '90) p. 513-20 Civil War History , 37 (Sept. '91) p. 277-8 1 > B Canaday E461 .C5LIB HAS 24-33 1978-1987 Journal of Social History , 24 (Winter '90) p. 395-6 The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science , 511 (Sept. '90) p. 207-8

Land, Kenneth C.,"Organizing the boys of summer: the evolution of U.S. minor-league baseball, 1883-1990," American Journal of Sociology 100 (Nov. '94) :781-813

Rader., Benjamin, Baseball: A History of America's Game (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1992) [McCabe GV863.A1 R33 1992

Riess, Steven A. "Professional Baseball and Social Mobility," J. of Interdisciplinary History 11:1 (Summer, 1980), 235

Riess, Steven A., Touching base: professional baseball and American culture in the Progressive Era (Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1980) [H Magill GV863.A1 R53

Seymour, Harold, Baseball : the people's game ( New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.)

Seymour, Harold, Baseball: The Early Years (1960) [ GV863 .S37 v. 2

Seymour, Harold, Baseball: The Golden Age (1971) [Sw has]

Voight, David Q., American Baseball (2 vols1966, 1970) [GV863 .V6 v. 1 ; GV863 .V6v. 2


Baseball and African-Americans

Bruce, Janet, The Kansas City Monarchs : champions of Black baseball (Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1985) [ B Canaday GV875.K29 B78 1985

Rogosin, Donn, Invisible men : life in baseball's Negro leagues (New York : Atheneum, 1983) [H Magill GV863.A1 R585 1983]

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