Chasing Baseball: Our Obsession with Its History, Numbers, People and Places

Chasing Baseball: Our Obsession with Its History, Numbers, People and Places

by Dorothy Seymour Mills
     
 

For more than five decades, pioneering researcher Dorothy Seymour Mills has studied and written about baseball's past. With this groundbreaking book, she turns her attention to the historians, stat hounds, and many thousands of not-so-casual fans whose fascination with the game and its history, like her own, defies easy explanation. As Mills demonstrates, baseball

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For more than five decades, pioneering researcher Dorothy Seymour Mills has studied and written about baseball's past. With this groundbreaking book, she turns her attention to the historians, stat hounds, and many thousands of not-so-casual fans whose fascination with the game and its history, like her own, defies easy explanation. As Mills demonstrates, baseball elicits a passion—and inspires a slightly off-kilter, obsessive behavior—that is only slightly less interesting than the people who indulge it.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
a fascinating read that will be especially inspiring for women who love the game
Choice
each chapter is fascinating and demonstrates beyond any doubt that Harold Seymour left a great deal more behind than his books. Mills was Seymour's passionate partner, and she continues holding the flame. Eccentric? Yes. Worth reading? Yes. Recommended
SABR
a fascinating read that will be especially inspiring for women who love the game

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786442898
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/11/2010
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(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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