Baseball is considered to be “America’s favorite pastime,” but how much do you know about its history? Recently added to the library’s collection was Ken Burns’ PBS miniseries, Baseball. The miniseries traces the origins of baseball in the 1840’s and covers its history up until 2009. The miniseries took over 4 years to create, employed 21 scholars, and includes interviews with writers, historians, fans, players, and managers. For more information about individual episodes from the miniseries, check out the PBS website.
You can also check out one of our books on baseball, including:
- Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game
- Baseball : a history of America’s favorite game
- Change up : an oral history of 8 key events that shaped modern baseball
- Conspiracy of silence : sportswriters and the long campaign to desegregate baseball
- The Cubs and the White Sox : a baseball rivalry, 1900 to the present
- Sports Illustrated baseball’s greatest
- Historical dictionary of baseball
To view a complete list of baseball related resources available at the library, click here.