NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture seeks
to promote the study of all historical aspects of baseball and
centers on the cultural implications of the game wherever in the
world baseball is played. The journal reflects an eclectic
approach and does not foster a particular ideological bias.
For more information about the journal, including submission
guidelines, subscription information, and the current table of
contents, please follow this link.
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces
The 22nd Annual NINE Spring Training Conference
on the Historical and Sociological Impact of
Wednesday, March 11-Saturday, March 14, 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton--Phoenix Tempe
2100 South Priest Drive
Call for Papers: The 22nd Annual NINE
Spring Training Conference
original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball,
with particular emphasis on history and social policy
implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should
be submitted by December 3, 2014, to:
NINE Spring Training Conference
c/o Trey Strecker
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306-0460
Email abstracts are preferred. Authors will be notified as
quickly as possible whether their papers have been accepted.
Authors are required to register for the conference and present
their work in person.
conference and hotel registration is
In 1996, Terry Cannon founded the Baseball
Reliquary in an effort to merge two of his lifelong interests:
baseball and art. The Reliquary is a Pasadena,
California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering
an appreciation of American art and culture through the prism of
baseball history and to exploring the national pastime's
unparalleled creative possibilities. Cannon has served the
Reliquary in the capacity of Executive Director for nearly 20
years, during which time the organization has sponsored hundreds
of programs and exhibitions, in addition to its annual Shrine of
the Eternals Induction Day ceremony.
Cannon coauthored Mexican American Baseball in
the Inland Empire (Arcadia Publishing, 2012) for the Latino
Baseball History Project, an archive which he helped launch in
Los Angeles in 2004 and which is dedicated to collecting,
preserving, and promoting the rich history of Mexican American
baseball in California and throughout the United States.
Cannon's most recent project is the Institute for
Baseball Studies, an archival collection at Whittier College,
which will open to the public in fall 2014, and which will
create and support interdisciplinary research and studies
related to the cultural significance of baseball in American
history. Cannon and Joseph L. Price, Professor of
Religious Studies at Whittier College, serve as co-directors of
the Institute for Baseball Studies.