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NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture


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. 




Journal Subscription Information and Current Table of Contents


Editorial Board







Submissions can be emailed to   Electronic submissions are preferred.  Hard-copy submissions can be addressed to

Trey Strecker, Editor

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture

Department of English

Ball State University

Muncie, IN 47306-0460

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and should contain endnotes rather than footnotes.  If an article prepared in another style is accepted, the author is responsible for changing the style to CMS. 

Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.  Authors will be asked to sign a declaration that the submitted work is not being considered for publication elsewhere.  No major revisions will be allowed after acceptance.  The editor will attempt to have all manuscripts reviewed by two umpires and will respond to the authors within three months of receiving the manuscript.

Articles should be between 2,000 and 8,000 words.  Individuals whose works are accepted for publication must supply them in electronic form (Microsoft Word or RTF).  All figures and tables must be submitted in camera-ready format and will be printed as is.  Please include a short (no more than three sentences) personal bio.

Book reviews are by invitation only. 

Articles appearing in NINE are abstracted and indexed in Academic Search Premier, America: History & Life, Current Abstracts, SocINDEX, SPORTDiscus, and  TOC Premier.  NINE is a member of the Conference of Historical Journals. 

NINE is published by the University of Nebraska Press and is available online through Project MUSE at