Review of The Black Prince of Baseball

Dewey, Donald and Nicholas Acocella. The Black Prince of Baseball: Hal Chase and the Mythology of the Game. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. PP. xi + 456. Notes, bibliography, index, 2 photographs. $19.95 paperback. Reviewed by Doug Wilson Hal Chase is generally viewed as baseball’s all-time leading crook, a degenerate gambler and general…

Black Tigers: Detroit and the 1967 Rebellion

By Louis Moore Fifty years ago, on July 23, 1967, routine arrests at a blind pig (an illegal after hours’ establishment) in Detroit ignited an explosive rebellion that lasted five days. That night, hometown hero, Willie Horton, of the Detroit Tigers, drove his car into the rebellion to quell the flames. It didn’t work. This…

Review of The Self-Propelled Voyager

Jamieson, Duncan R. The Self-Propelled Voyager: How the Cycle Revolutionized Travel. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Pp. xxv + 193. Bibliography and index. $86.00 hardcover, $81.00 electronic book. Reviewed by Zachary R. Bigalke It has now been over a decade since the last time I went on a self-supported bicycle tour. While Lance Armstrong…

Are You Ready for Some Football?

By Russ Crawford The Super Bowl ended months ago, spring football is done, and the draft has been held. However, there is still football being played, although very few people are aware of it. The football I refer to is being played by women in various leagues. I am most familiar with the teams of…