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Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America’s Pastime

Change the way you think about America’s favorite pastime with this 24-lecture course on the growth of early baseball, produced in collaboration with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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m********m
July 10, 2019

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m********m
July 6, 2019
Unexpectedly interesting. This course delves into the deep history of baseball, revealing baseball's influence on American culture, and culture's on baseball. Look elsewhere if you are looking to relive "baseball" classics. This is not an ESPN short. And don't expect to be emotionally manipulated through nostalgia. This is not a Ken Burns documentary. But you will get a coherent series of lectures that will fill many gaps, in fact provide the foundations you probably never had, on what has made baseball uniquely American and uniquely quirky.

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t********m
July 3, 2019
Excellent treatise of the formative decades of what many considered America's Game. A truly seminal view of Baseball's evolution that treats the gamut of rules through ruled and rulers. A measure of this is a greater appreciation I now have of figures inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame that belong there with a certainty of place and placement.

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