Baseball season may be coming to close soon—but with these great fall books—the games continue in full swing! Baseball is set apart from other sports by many things, but few are more distinctive than the intricate systems of coded language … Continue reading Baseball in the Fall
The following is an excerpt from When the Crowd Didn’t Roar: How Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope (April 2019) by Kevin Cowherd. From the Prologue Adam Jones awakens from a fitful sleep and gazes at the … Continue reading Excerpt: When the Crowd Didn’t Roar
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Alou: My Baseball Journey by Felipe Alou with Peter Kerasotis. About the Book: Growing up in a tiny shack … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Alou!
Twenty-five years ago, the rough and rowdy Philadelphia Phillies faced the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. William Kashatus recounts the match—and the precluding season—in Macho Row: The 1993 Phillies and Baseball’s Unwritten Code (Nebraska, 2017). The following is an excerpt … Continue reading The 1993 World Series
Much of the world came to a halt during the Great War, but baseball marched on. On July 4, 1918, the US Army and US Navy paused their fighting to celebrate Independence Day and play nine innings of America’s much-beloved … Continue reading A Great Game during the Great War
The following books are now available in paperback. A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball By Jennifer Ring “This revealing book, which makes an important contribution to sports and women’s history, will interest anyone curious about … Continue reading Now in Paperback: Baseball Edition
The following is an excerpt from Alou: My Baseball Journey (April 2018) by Felipe Alou with Peter Kerasotis. This foreword was written by Pedro Martínez, Hall of Fame pitcher … Continue reading Excerpt: Alou
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Making My Pitch: A … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Making My Pitch!
What a year 2017 has been—the University of Nebraska Press launched three new academic book series, welcomed a new marketing manager to the team, and had many of our books appear in national media year-round. Here are some of our … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: Best of 2017
The Sweet Spot is an original documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis. According to its website, “The Sweet Spot features stories from people from all walks of life that weave the tapestry of baseball in America. We’re conversing with players, coaches, … Continue reading Now Streaming: Women in baseball