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Don’t Kill the Umpire by Peter Morris: a short review

Peter Morris reminds us of a handful of violent–or at least potentially violent–events which involved Major League Baseball during 2011, and uses those events as an opportunity to examine the history of violence in the sport. His discussion of the historical patterns of violence in baseball is generally convincing. He also explores some relationships with American culture, though he doesn’t pursue this very deeply. All in all, this is a good short essay on an unexpected topic.

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Catcher by Peter Morris: a review

In this book Morris explores how the game of baseball became respectable by focusing on the developing role of the catcher. I’m not sure his effort is entirely successful. But it’s certainly interesting.

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Captain Ward

Eber Brock Ward was Michigan’s most famous and most innovative Rich Man for much of the 19th century; his best comp is certainly Henry Ford, who flourished about 75 years later. I don’t think anyone’s written a full-blown biography of Ward, but there are pieces of him all over my library.

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