Sandomir: Dorothy Seymour Mills, Uncredited Baseball Historian, Dies at 91

From Richard Sandomir at the New York Times on November 26, 2019:

Dorothy Seymour Mills, who collaborated for more than 30 years on a landmark three-volume history of baseball with her first husband, Harold Seymour — although he refused to credit her — died on Nov. 17 in Tucson, Ariz. She was 91.

Her friend Charmaine Wellington said the cause was complications of an ulcer.

The Seymours’ work, which traced organized baseball from its roots until 1930 in the first two books, then detoured to a focus on amateur baseball in the third, has long been considered the first significant scholarly account of baseball’s past.

“No one may call himself a student of baseball history without having read these indispensable works,” John Thorn, Major League Baseball’s official historian, wrote in SABR’s Baseball Research Journal in 2010.

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Originally published: November 27, 2019. Last Updated: November 27, 2019.