Vol. 68 nos. 3 & 4

Spring/Summer 2002

Guest edited by Randall Freisinger & William Trowbridge


Editor’s note, James McKinley


Seasons, Al Landwehr 

Hitting into the Wind, Bill Meissner 

The Outfielder, Bill Meissner 

What Home Can Mean, Mark Winegardner 

Roger and Me, Gene Weingarten 


Bob Gibson, Right Field and Me, John Mark Eberhart 

Baseball Has Been Very, Very Good to Me, S. L. Wisenberg 

Wild About Baseball, Rob Hardy 

A Season of Compromise, Art Grillo 

Elegy for Ebbets, Michael Steinberg 


Leeds, Alabama, George Vecsey 
Cardinals in Spring, David Baker 
Two Poems, Randall Freisinger 
Pure Baseball, Heather Ross Miller 
Two Poems, Jonathan Holden 
4th Base, Gary Gildner 
Baseball, Ted Kooser 
Two Poems, Dan Quisenberry 
Two Poems, Jim Daniels 
The Outfielder, Michael Pfeifer 
Long Fly, The, Stephen Behrendt 

Nixon’s Last Days, Seminary Ave., John Hennessy 
Two Poems, William Trowbridge 
Cellar, Barry Silesky 
The Game, David Clewell 
The All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League, Marjorie Maddox 
Little Bay de Noc Softball Field, Catie Rosemurgy 
Bush League, William Greenway 
Body and Soul, B. H. Fairchild 
Mantle’s Knees: A Kind of American Prayer, Mark DeFoe 
Late Fall, Dodger Stadium, Steve Myers 
Celebrity Signing at a Baseball Card Show, Edwin Romond 
Postseason, Greg Sellers 
The Double Play, Robert Wallace
A Cleared Space, Paul Martin 
Catching Heart Attacks, Jack Driscoll 
The Sacrifice, Jim Simmerman 
Full Count, Charles Harper Webb 
December Ballfield, Missouri River Breaks, Chris Dombrowski 
The Local Nine, David Roderick 
Running Bases, Rick Smith 
Four Poems, William Kloefkorn 


Black Players, White Baseball, an interview with Buck O’Neil, conducted by James McKinley


Photographs by Anonymous, Gloria Baker Feinstein, and William Kirk