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Dorothy Seymour Mills

Dorothy Seymour Mills (July 5, 1928 – November 17, 2019) was an American baseball author, historian and researcher.[1] She met her future husband Harold Seymour while attending Fenn College, where he was teaching.[1]

Dorothy Seymour Mills
BornJuly 5, 1928
DiedNovember 17, 2019 (aged 91)
Alma mater
OccupationAuthor, researcher
Spouse(s)Harold Seymour

In 2010, Oxford University Press credited her as a co-author of the books Baseball: The Early Years, Baseball: The Golden Age, and Baseball: The People's Game, which had all been published under her husband's name.[2]

In 2017, the Society for American Baseball Research created the Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award in her name to recognize "any person with a sustained involvement in women's baseball or any woman with a longtime involvement in baseball in any fashion."[3]


  • Baseball: The Early Years (1960), Oxford University Press, with Harold Seymour
  • Baseball: The Golden Age (1971), Oxford University Press, with Harold Seymour
  • Baseball: The People's Game (1990), Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195038903, with Harold Seymour
  • A woman's work: writing baseball history with Harold Seymour, McFarland & Company, ISBN 9780786418480
  • Chasing baseball: our obsession with its history, numbers, people and places (2010), McFarland & Company, ISBN 9780786442898, with Richard C. Crepeau
  • Drawing card: a baseball novel (2012), McFarland & Company, ISBN 9780786468140
  • First mystery: the kiss (2017), BluewaterPress, ISBN 9781604521306
  • Second mystery: the wet bathing suit (2017), BluewaterPress, ISBN 9781604521313
  • Third mystery: the phone call (2017), BluewaterPress, ISBN 9781604521320


  1. ^ a b Schudel, Matt (November 20, 2019). "Dorothy Seymour Mills, who received belated credit for husband's baseball writing, dies at 91". Washington Post. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Dorothy Seymour Mills added as baseball co-author". Sioux City Journal. New York. AP. July 25, 2010. p. C8. Retrieved November 22, 2019 – via
  3. ^ "Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award (Women in Baseball) | Society for American Baseball Research". Retrieved November 22, 2019.

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