"It seems like the entire history of baseball is packed into this one book - and without a wasted word. It's tremendously enjoyable - the perfect companion."
- Jim Bouton, former New York Yankees Pitcher and author of Ball Four.
"Written for the casual and passionate fan alike, The Cambridge Companion to Baseball acknowledges baseball's two pasts and lays out a rich cultural, historical and sociological record of the national pastime."
-Miles Doyle, FCRH '01, FORDHAM
"The Cambridge Companion to baseball is more hit than miss, however, and there is something in this book that will satisfy everyone - from the baseball novice to the lifelong student of the game." --Canadian Journal of History/Annales
The ideal first resource for anyone interested in the history and culture of baseball, this Companion considers baseball's place in America and globally. Chapters address topics such as baseball in literature and film and the challenges presented by steroid use, and portray some of baseball's most memorable and influential personalities.