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Charles DeMotte

Charles DeMotte

Charles DeMotte, Sociology/Anthropology Department, has been named co-winner of the 2020 Larry Ritter Book Award by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) for the best baseball book of the dead ball era. His book, James T. Farrell and Baseball: Dreams and Realism on Chicago’s South Side, was published by University of Nebraska Press. The award is granted annually by SABR’s Deadball Era Committee to the author of the best book about baseball between 1901 and 1919 published during the previous calendar year. The winner’s work must demonstrate original research or analysis, a fresh perspective, compelling thesis, impressive insight, accuracy and clear, graceful prose.