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Rounders: A History of Baseball in America

Rounders: A History of Baseball in America

Author: Jeffrey A. Lambert

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Rounders: A History of Baseball in America looks at baseball's journey from a diversion played on the outskirts of small towns to a pastime continually shaping this country's cultural identity. This sport isn't just about a ball-and-stick. It's a snapshot of ourselves, our nation, and our world. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rounders/support
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I sit down with three team owners from the Mid Atlantic Vintage Baseball League to discuss vintage baseball East Coast style!Follow and Join the Mid Atlantic Base Ball LeagueLeague WebsiteLeague Facebook PageFollow Rick and the Brandywine Base Ball ClubFollow Jeff and the Diamond State Base Ball ClubFollow Tom and the Mutual Base Ball Club of New YorkFollow Rounders on Social MediaFollow on FacebookFollow on InstagramFollow on Twitter--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rounders/support
As Hurricane Dorian made its way across Florida, I saw how life can just...stop in the face of a natural disaster. So when storms and unexpected disasters struck, how has baseball responded? We’ll look at some examples throughout history on today’s episode of Rounders: A History of Baseball in America.Follow on FacebookFollow on InstagramFollow on Twitter--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rounders/support
I sit down with some of the organizers of the Central Valley Vintage Base Ball Association from California to discuss their work in establishing and popularizing baseball according to 1864 rules.Follow the CVVB:Website: CVVBB.orgFacebook: @CVVBB64Instagram: @centralvalleyvintagebaseballTwitter: @CVVBB64Email: CentralValleyVintageBaseBall@gmail.comSacramento BBCFacebook: @sacramentovbbcAetna BBCFacebook: @AetnaBBCDWoodland BBCFacebook: @AthleticofWoodlandOleta DavisvilleFacebook: @OletaVBBDavisCA--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rounders/support
A Linguist. An attorney. A professional baseball player. A war hero. The story of Moe Berg, the MLB catcher who also served as a spy in World War II. Today, on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America.  Support the podcast financially by visiting anchor.fm/roundersFollow on FacebookFollow on InstagramFollow on Twitter“The Catcher was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg” by Nicholas Dawidoff Amazon Link"The Catcher Was a Spy" on Amazon Prime Video link--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rounders/support
Mud. Sunscreen. Saliva. Vaseline. One of baseball’s oldest junk pitches has survived rule changes, player accusations, and umpire searches to continue as a pitcher’s secret weapon. Where did this doctored ball originate, who threw it best, and what is it’s future in today’s MLB? The Tale of the Spitball. Today, on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America.Support the podcast financially by visiting anchor.fm/roundersFollow on FacebookFollow on InstagramFollow on Twitter"Whatever Happened to the Spitball?" Article from Grantland--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rounders/support
Baseball, more than any other sport, has a rich history of slang and terminology that continues even to this day. Who needs Tolkien when you have linguists like Casey Stengel and Dennis Eckersley? So let’s learn about some familiar and forgotten terms throughout baseball history! Support the podcast financially by visiting anchor.fm/roundersFollow on FacebookFollow on InstagramFollow on TwitterDickson Dictionary Link on Amazon --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rounders/support
Baseballs serve as links between people - that’s never changed. But the physical baseball has. In size, weight, and material. So how is a baseball from 1899 different from a baseball in 2019?Support the podcast financially by visiting anchor.fm/roundersFollow on FacebookFollow on InstagramFollow on Twitter--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rounders/support
Today is a special day everyone. It’s opening day 2019! Baseball is officially back, and our 162 game journey to the postseason will soon be underway. Fans have celebrated this moment in major league baseball for 143 years. Over that time, there have been memorable contests and storylines that emerged on opening days. Let’s look at some of them today on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America.Support the podcast financially by visiting anchor.fm/roundersFollow on FacebookFollow on InstagramFollow on Twitter--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rounders/support
On today’s episode we look at a player who boasted a 17-year career in professional baseball, participated in multiple all-star team appearances, and was the first person to play on both American and National league teams. She’s also, most importantly, the first woman to play professionally. The Queen of Baseball. Today on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America.Follow on FacebookFollow on InstagramFollow on Twitter--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rounders/support
Learn about how fans have disrupted major league baseball games in...unique ways throughout the years on this episode of Rounders: A History of Baseball in America. Support the podcast financially by visiting anchor.fm/roundersFollow on FacebookFollow on InstagramFollow on Twitter--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rounders/support
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