May 24, 2024

Jack Bales Publishes Baseball Article

Jack Bales, reference and humanities librarian, had his article, “Franklin P. Adams’s ‘Trio of Bear Cubs,’” published in the spring 2011 issue of the peer-reviewed Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture.  The “trio of bear cubs” refers to the famous Chicago Cubs double-play combination of Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance.  In his article Bales corrects long-held misconceptions about both the men and the poem by Franklin P. Adams that immortalized them.  He has submitted a second article to Nine that provides new information about Cubs executive Bill Veeck, Sr. and his journalism career with the Chicago Evening American.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


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  2. David Bales says

    Great work!