"An important reference, very readable."--The New York Public Library
"Indispensable."--Dr. Daniel Boorstin, Director, Library of Congress
"Will remain the basic reference for baseball history."--New York Historical Review
"First-rate history....[Seymour] gives a full picture of player salaries, of owner deceits, of public frenzy."--The Baltimore Sun
"Half of what will be the most comprehensive, serious, authoritative, and sociological study of baseball ever put to paper."--San Francisco Chronicle
"It puts baseball...firmly in the American picture....[An] admirable book."--The Times Literary Supplement (London)
"[Seymour] has the intellectual's passion for facts, but he writes with the light touch of a sports writer."--New York Daily News
"Stands in a class by itself."--St. Petersburg Times
"Right off the bat, let me say that this history of baseball stands in a class by itself."--John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate
About the Author
Harold Seymour, Ph.D., baseball's leading historian, was a college history professor for more than fifteen years. Moreover, he knows baseball firsthand through experience as batboy for the Brooklyn Dodgers, high school PSAL and college player, organizer and field manager of amateur and semipro teams, and major-league bird dog.
Dorothy Seymour Mills is the author or co-author of 25 books, including historical novels and children's books. She is a member SABR, the North American Society for Sports History, and the Association for Women in Sports Media.