A Woman's Work: Writing Baseball History with Harold Seymour

Overview

From 1949 until 1990, Dorothy Jane Mills quietly contributed her research and writing to the first baseball histories ever written by a historian. The wife of historian Harold Seymour, she found herself increasingly involved with his books, as the couple presided over mountains of records on the game and worked to prepare his imposing manuscripts for press. But she received no official credit. It was after Dr. Seymour's passing that other researchers learned she was the ...
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Overview

From 1949 until 1990, Dorothy Jane Mills quietly contributed her research and writing to the first baseball histories ever written by a historian. The wife of historian Harold Seymour, she found herself increasingly involved with his books, as the couple presided over mountains of records on the game and worked to prepare his imposing manuscripts for press. But she received no official credit. It was after Dr. Seymour's passing that other researchers learned she was the unattributed co-author of much of his work.

This important memoir reveals details of the author's partnership with baseball's most revered historian. Many new facts regarding Mills' role come to light. Mills, now recognized as the game's first woman historian, also explains how her work as a teacher, editor, novelist, children's author, and public speaker fit into her baseball work. The book contains numerous photographs from the author's personal collection, most of them in print for the first time as well as a foreword by Steve Gietschier of The Sporting News.

About the Author
Writer and consultant Dorothy Jane Mills is the author of seventeen books. She lives in Naples, Florida.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786418480
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/24/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy Seymour Mills is the author of 24 books. The first female historian in the Society for American Baseball Research, she is a member of the Association for Women in Sports Media and lives in Naples, Florida. Visit her website at www.dorothyjanemills.com .

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword 1
Preface 3
1 The Starting Lineup 5
2 Taking the Field 20
3 Getting to First Base 34
4 Delivering the Pitch 52
5 Right Off the Bar 69
6 A Whole New Ball Game 84
7 The Knuckleball 92
8 Two Strong Innings 107
9 Curve Ball 121
10 Relief Pitcher 136
11 Cleanup Hitter 153
12 The Change-Up 165
13 Who's on First? 182
14 Throw Like a Girl 199
15 Extra Innings 212
Bibliographical Note 225
Index 233
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