Death at the Ballpark: More Than 2,000 Game-Related Fatalities of Players, Other Personnel and Spectators in Amateur and Professional Basebal

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When we think of baseball, we think of sunny days and leisurely outings at the ballpark--rarely do thoughts of death come to mind. Yet during the game's history, hundreds of players, coaches and spectators have died while playing or watching the National Pastime.

In its second edition, this ground-breaking study provides the known details for 150 years of game-related deaths, identifies contributing factors and discusses resulting changes to game rules, protective equipment, crowd control and stadium structures and grounds. Topics covered include pitched and batted-ball fatalities, weather and field condition accidents, structural failures, fatalities from violent or risky behavior and deaths from natural causes.

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Robert M. Gorman is a retired university reference librarian with more than 40 years of professional research experience. He and coauthor David Weeks received the 2009 Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award for the first edition of Death at the Ballpark (McFarland, 2009). He lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

David Weeks is head of public services at Winthrop University's Dacus Library. He and Robert Gorman received the McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award in 2003 for the article "Foul Play: Fan Fatalities in Twentieth-Century Organized Baseball." He lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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Reviews of the first edition: "recommended." --Library Journal

"Fascinating anecdotes...exhaustively researched...a fascinating read...a fascinating resource." --Nine

"The definitive account of baseball fatalities." --S.L. Price, Sports Illustrated

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