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Baseball: Myths And The Early Game

Categories: History, NYS History

On this episode of A New York Minute In History, co-hosts Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts take a crack at early baseball. Through interviews with John Thorn, the official historian of Major League Baseball, and Tom Shieber of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the episode explores the beginnings of baseball in America, the origin stories and how the game developed into America’s pastime in the 19th century.

Also in this episode, WAMC’s Jesse King – on assignment for A New York Minute In History – attended a vintage baseball game between the Fleischmanns Mountain Athletic Club and the Brooklyn Atlantics in New York’s Hudson Valley to learn how the early game is remembered and honored.