In an e-mail, Dr. McKim wrote:
I enjoyed this book a lot—what a wonderful guide to literature!You were kind to include your email address for suggestions about books that might be included in a future edition. May I suggest Christopher H. Evans and William R. Herzog II, The Faith of 50 Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture (Westminster John Knox Press, 2002).I was pleased to be the editor for this book when I worked at Westminster John Knox Press. I also was happy to have contributed an essay: “’Matty’ and ‘Ol’ Pete’: Divergent American Heroes” — a study of Christy Mathewson and Grover Cleveland Alexander.This volume features a number of essays on the relations of baseball, religion, and American culture, as the sub-title indicates. And it has a number of stellar recommendations from baseball writers.So I thought I would pass this along.Thanks again for providing such a fine book, Ron. I’m sure it will be of wide interest to all who love the game!