Baseball History from Outside the Lines gathers the best recent historical literature about the game. These well-written essays describe developments in the game's past, assess their impact, and explain how they reflect the period in which they occurred. The essays also explore baseball's influences outside the field of play as well as the effect of external factors on the game. The contributors discuss such key issues as demographics, communities, social mobility, race and ethnicity, baseball as a business, player-management relations, amateurs, women, and international play. John E. Dreifort is a professor of history at Wichita State University. He enjoys teaching courses on the history of baseball and is the father of a major-league player.
Baseball History from Outside the Lines
University of Nebraska Press