"[A] thorough, well-documented book....A worthy and fascinating addition to anyone's baseball library."--The New York Times Book Review
"Peterson...[is] to be congratulated not only for an original subject but an excellent book for anyone who enjoys reading baseball history."--The Sporting News
"Filled with the fascination that comes from discovering an unknown, complex, forgotten continent."--Newsweek
"Fascinating....One of the truly important sociological contributions to the growing literature of baseball."--The Washington Post Book World
"Highly recommended."--Library Journal
About the Author
Robert W. Peterson is the author of Cages to Jump Shots (Oxford, 1990) and The Boy Scouts: An American Adventure. He has written for Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Magazine, Sport, Boys' Life, and many other magazines.