"Bill Mullins has taken a novel and very fresh approach to an important and fascinating chapter in Seattle sports history."
-David S. Eskenazi
"Becoming Big League is written with a verve and wit that makes the most of all the engaging and/or exasperating characters involved."
-Carl Abbott, Portland State University
"Mullins is able to keep the many threads of the story . . . from tangling . . . It cannot be overstated how difficult and important this task is: sports business is an impossible morass, so to tell the tale without leaving the reader dizzy is a real accomplishment."
"The story of how major league sports finally came to Seattle-and then left after only one year. Stadium politics remain at the heart of Seattle's ongoing struggle with sports, even nearly fifty years later, as the city vies for an NBA team."
-Publishers Weekly, January 2013
"Any person going through the turnstiles, any person in an already established MLB city, and anyone who finds themselves in a potential city considered for expansion have an indelible resource for reference in Mullins' work."
-Matthew J. Bartkowiak, The Journal of Popular Culture
"Places the Pilots in baseball's broader historic context, but also brings the underlying subject matter home for the reader...a fascinating history and walk down memory lane."
-Katherine J. Ringsmuth, Pacific Northwest Quarterly
"Bill Mullins has covered all angles of this expansion club, delivering a book replete with details of the year-long effort to place a major-league team in the Pacific Northwest and of the team's swift decline that led to its transfer to Milwaukee on the eve of the 1970 American League season. . . . Mullins shows a most capable hand in developing the central characters of this drama."
-Paul Hensler, NINE Spring Training Conference