Robert Cottrell

16 Articles

Last 30 days
Last 6 months
Last 12 months
Last 24 months
Specific Dates

Ted Williams, My Father

This title is a welcome corrective to certain misconceptions about Williams, while above all else underscoring his uniqueness and complexity.

The Set-Up Men: Race, Culture, and Resistance in Black Baseball

This book adds to the growing literature on black baseball, although a somewhat greater grounding in primary materials would have been welcomed.

Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876–1950

An interesting but confounding work—with unifying threads somewhat lacking—that is perhaps strongest in its analysis of black baseball.

Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice

A significant study that provides both a micro- and macroexplication of baseball's impact on the Dominican Republic and the island nation's impact on the sport.

Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line

This work delivers an important rendering of a too-little-remembered challenge to American society's segregated practices. Strongly recommended.

Southern League: A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights, and the Deep South's Most Compelling Pennant Race

This terrific rendering is highly recommended both to baseball fans and to students of civil rights history and African American studies.

The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Not for casual baseball fans, this is a decidedly strong contribution to the literature on organized baseball and the law.

We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing