September 30, 2023

Jack Bales Publishes Article in Baseball Journal

Jack Bales, Reference and Humanities Librarian, had his latest baseball article, “‘It Was His Fairness That Caught Wrigley’s Eye’: William L. Veeck’s Journalism Career and His Hiring by the Chicago Cubs,” published as the lead article in the spring 2012 issue of the peer-reviewed Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture. By poring over original source materials, Bales corrected long-held beliefs of how Cubs owner William Wrigley, Jr. met and hired sportswriter Veeck in 1918.  He also uncovered new information about Veeck’s early newspaper career.  Bales spent a week this summer at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library in Cooperstown, New York, working on several projects.  He has shared his findings with other baseball scholars, and his research was mentioned in the December 3 issue of Sports Illustrated.

About Brynn Boyer

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