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The Manly Pastime: Early Baseball in Worcester, 1859-1879
History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion
Thursday, May 3, 2012
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Pack a brown bag and have lunch at Worcester Historical Museum and learn all about the city's passion for the great American past-time.
Dr. Janette Greenwood, History Professor at Clark University, will present a talk lead by her students on the history of Baseball in Worcester. Among the topics that will be examined: the shift from cricket to baseball in popularity; the first wave of baseball fever that swept Worcester in the years before the Civil War; early promotion of the sport; the socio-economic profile of both the first amateur and the first professional team; the shift of rules from Massachusetts to New York rules; gender and baseball.
This talk is based on archival research conducted by Dr. Greenwood and her students at Worcester Historical Museum and the Worcester Public Library.
Cost: Free with Museum admission.
Public Woo Card: Double Woo Points
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Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
Last Modified: April 25, 2012 at 1:17 PM