Bibliography for the Ethics Ranking Project
Willy Stern developed these 133 ethical incidents for use in an American Studies course at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Stern taught the class as the Headley Distinguished Visitor-in-Residence at the college during the spring term, 2008. He would particularly like to tip his baseball cap to three authors, whose wonderful books were particularly invaluable in setting up this course. They are Dan Gutman ("It Ain’t Cheatin’ If You Don’t Get Caught"); Richard Scheinin ("Field of Screams"); and Derek Zumsteg ("The Cheater’s Guide to Baseball"). The full bibliography follows.
"Baseball in America," Robert Smith, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1961.
"Cooperstown: Where the Legends Live Forever," Lowell Reidenbaugh, Gramercy Books, New York, 1997.
"Crazy ’08," Cait Murphy, HarperCollins, New York, 2008.
"Field of Screams," Richard Scheinin, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1994.
"It Ain’t Cheatin’ If You Don’t Get Caught’" Dan Gutman, Penguin Books, New York, 1990.
"The Baseball Chronicle," David Nemee et alia, Publications, International, Lincolnwood, IL, 2004.
"The Baseball Scrapbook," Peter C. Bjarkman, JG Press, World Publications Group, North Dighton, MA, 2004.
"The Bill James Historical Abstract," Bill James, The Free Press, New York, 2001.
"The Cheater’s Guide to Baseball," Derek Zumsteg, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, 2007.
"The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign-Stealing have Influenced the Course of our National Pastime," Paul Dickson, Walker Publishing Company, USA, 2003.
"Stats All-Time Major League Handbook," Editors: Bill James, John Dewan, Neil Munro and Don Zminda, Stats Publishing, Skokie, IL, 1998.
"The Code: Baseball’s Unwritten Rules and Its Ignore-at-your-Own-Risk Code of Conduct," Ross Bernstein, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2008.
"The Team by Team Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball," Dennis Purdy, Workman Publishing, New York, 2006.
"A Foul Wind for the Mariners," AP, May 27, The New York Times, Sports, Section, May 29, 1981.
"Airport Metal Detectors in On-Deck Circles, Joe Green, The Sporting News, August, year unknown, from Library and Archives of National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Baseballreference.com, 1978 World Series, Game #4, No author listed.
"Baseball Has A Day of Reckoning In Congress: McGwire Remains Evasive During Steroid Testimony," Dave Sheinin, Washington Post, A-1, March 18, 2005.
"Baseball’s ‘winning edge’ often is illegal," Bob Sudyk, Unknown newspaper clipping from the Library and Archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
"Bat Inspection," Sports short without author from Library and Archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The New York Times, Apr. 30, 1988.
"A Bible in the Bullpen," John Devaney, Saturday Evening Post, Mar. 2, 1964.
"Big-League Poll: Players talk about how far they will go to win," Dennis Manoloff, Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 11, 2003.
"Big League Stuff," John L. McGraw, Undated article from the Library and Archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
"Black Biography: Reggie Jackson," answers.com.
"Black Sox scandal of ’19 still low point: Baseball’s dark past," Associated Press, reprinted in The Tennessean, 14A, Dec. 14, 2007.
"Bonds indicted on perjury, obstruction of justice charges," Lance Williams and Jaxon Van Derbeken, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 15, 2007.
"Book traces Bonds’ steroids use to McGwire-Sosa HR race," Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, Mar. 7, 2006.
"Cheating an old story, but Pats crossed the line," Bob Cook, NBCSports.com, Sept. 13, 2007.
"Clever Murphy," Undated newspaper clipping from the Library and Archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. March 26, Year unknown.
"Corcoran Discovery," Unknown newspaper excerpt from the Library and Archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, April 14, 1906.
"Diamond Cutters, Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated, Sept. 21, 1998.
"Daniel Traces Signal-Swiping History to ’76," Dan Daniel, The Sporting News, Apr. 4, 1962.
"Did the Dome’s air flow turn pop flies into homeruns? Retired Metrodome superintendent says he did his best to affect Twins games," Randy Furst, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, July 27, 2003)
"Discarding Cork-Filled Bat Thornton’s Biggest Moment," Bob Sudyk, Unknown newspaper clipping from Library and Archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Dec. 16, 1978.
"Disco Demolition Night," Steven Richard Wright, BaseballLibrary.com, Jul. 14, 2004.
"Does Gaylord Load ‘em up?" Boston Sunday Globe, July 1, 1973.
"Doctored Baseballs—How White Sox Did It," Joe Falls, Detroit Free Press, Sept. 30, 1967.
"Exposed at Last," Unknown and undated newspaper clipping from the Library and Archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
"FBI probing whether Clemens is guilty of perjury," Jim Baumbach and Robert E. Kessler, Newsday.com, Feb. 29, 2008.
"Fans claim Royals coach provoked attack," Nancy Armour, The Associated Press, Sept. 20, 2002.
"Films Reveal Perry’s Doddle Dipsies," Bill Gallo, Unsourced newspaper clip from the Library and Archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Jul. 1, 1973.
"First Baseball Gambling Case is Recalled," Ray H. Smith, Unknown and undated newspaper clip from the Library and Archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
"Gaylord Perry’s confession," Dave Anderson, The New York Times, Aug. 9, 1973.
"Giants’ 1951 Comeback, The Sport’s Greatest, Wasn’t All It Seemed," Joshua Harris Prager, The Wall Street Journal, A-1, Jan. 31, 2001
"Groundskeeper Is Oft Tenth Man in Lineup," Harold C. Burr, Baseball Digest, XI, April, 1952, pp. 89-91.
"Hidden Clay Base Helped Wills Take Off Like Shot," Dick Gordon, Unknown newspaper clip from Library and Archives of National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Oct. 1, 1966.
"How the home team cheats," Jimmy Piersall, Baseball Monthly, May, 1962.
"Hub Teams Chased by Quaker Fans," Paul H. Shannon, Boston Post, Jan. 6, Year unknown.
"I was stunned," No author listed, The Associated Press, Sept. 21, 2002.
"Me and The Spitter—The Day I took the plunge," Gaylord Perry with Bob Sudyk, Sport, Sept. 1, 1973.
"Niekro Rejects Scuff Charge," No author listed, AP, The New York Times, Aug. 5, 1987.
"Owners Can Blame Themselves," Dick Young, 23C, Daily News, Jun. 6, 1974.
"Padres Give Thanks for ‘Good Thief’ Amalfitano," Phil Collier, Unknown magazine excerpt found in the Library and Archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Jan. 17, 1976.
"Palmeiro suspended for steroids policy violation," Hal Bodley, USA Today, Aug. 1, 2005.
"Readers: Biggest Cheaters in Baseball," Brett Fuller, ESPN Page 2, Mailbag, Item #7.
"Report Ties Star Players to Baseball’s ‘Steroids Era,’" Duff Wilson and Michael S. Schmidt, The New York Times, A-1, Dec. 14, 2007.
"Rodriguez says ‘Ha’ but the Jays Aren’t Laughing," Tyler Kepner, The New York Times, May 31, 2007.
"Sports of the Times; Manager Issued a Foolish Challenge," Dave Anderson, Sports Section, The New York Times, June 12, 1999.
"Stories of Baseball," No author listed, si.com, Dec. 24, 2007.
"Ten greatest moments in signs and sign stealing," Larry Stone, The Seattle Times, Nov. 11, 2003.
"The Case of the Suspected Spitter," Life Magazine, Undated magazine article from the Library and Archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
"The Illusory Mr. Perry," Joseph Durso, The New York Times, Sports Pages, Aug. 31. 1982.
"The Spitter is Back," William Leggett, Sports Illustrated, Jun. 3, 1963.
"The Team Behind The Pennants," Dan Schlossberg, Baseball Magazine, Vol. 4, #3, Aug., 1980.
"There is Spying in Baseball," Kevin Kernan, New York Post, Feb. 11, 2001.
"Tricks of the Trade," Steve Wulf, Sports Illustrated, Apr. 13, 1981.
"William D. Cox, 79, Team Owner Who Was Banned from Baseball," Robert McG Thomas, Jr., The New York Times, Mar. 30, 1989.
"Yankee Ends Real Corker Of a Mystery," Buster Olney, The New York Times, Apr. 11, 1999.
"Yankees Split," Murray Chass, The New York Times, Sept. 8, 1974.