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Baseball Scouting Reports of Branch Rickey Now Online

3 Apr

Baseball scouting reports of one of the most famous baseball executives and scouts in history, Branch Rickey, who was also responsible for helping Jackie Robinson successfully break Major League Baseball’s color line, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. The archive was digitized in time for Major League Baseball’s new season and for the Library’s new exhibition “Baseball Americana” opening June 29.

So begins the Library of Congress press release. You may read the entire piece here.

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The Battle Between Baseball and Cricket for American Sporting Supremacy

24 Oct

We could have had a very different World Series. 1859 was the turning point. Read all about it in Daniel Crown’s engaging post at Atlas Obscura: The Battle Between Baseball and Cricket for American Sporting Supremacy – Atlas Obscura

Football really is America’s religion. That’s what made the NFL protests so powerful.

2 Oct

The macho Christianity behind American sports culture, explained concisely at Vox by Tara Isabella Burton: Football really is America’s religion. That’s what made the NFL protests so powerful. – Vox

THANKSGIVING AND FOOTBALL

14 Nov

Historian of Thanksgiving Robert Tracy McKenzie provides here a concise account of the connections between football and Thanksgiving: THANKSGIVING AND FOOTBALL | Faith and History

Great failure of the Indians mascot debate is thinking of it only as racism

28 Oct

While real Indians protest in North Dakota, another protest is happening — watching the World Series and the fake “chief” Wahoo, demonstrating how far we still have to go to fight stereotypes. Read Sterling HolyWhiteMountain’s reflections on the connection between the World Series and the Dakota Access Pipeline protests: Great failure of the Indians mascot debate is thinking of it only as racism

The First American Woman to Win an Olympic Championship Didn’t Even Know It

12 Aug

Margaret Abbott spent her entire life unaware that she had won the top golf prize at the 1900 games. Tao Tao Holmes at Atlas Obscura tells us about Abbott and the Paris Olympics of 1900:: The First American Woman to Win an Olympic Championship Didn’t Even Know It | Atlas Obscura

Religion in The Olympics… and The Olympics as Religion

6 Aug

Historian Chris Gehrz offers some fascinating insights into the Olympics and religion: Religion in The Olympics… and The Olympics as Religion

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