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Baseball and Its Myths

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Baseball americas esape from the bissy ,bustling overwhelming  on the baseball field hard work and talent alone determined worth. The game reenacted Jefferson's idea of a natural aristocracy, where rank and privilige got no chance at bat. In baseball, the greatest ballplayers would rise to the top. Indeed, baseball history is replete with those that support this myth: Babe Ruth, the barkeeper's son that became the greatest player in the game's history; Joe DiMaggio, son of an immigrant fisherman, who captured America's imagination; and Jackie Robinson, grandson of a slave and son of a sharecropper, who played tremendous baseball while changing the game and the nation. Using such examples, baseball teased America into belief in this grand meritocratic vision. Like the pastoral landscape, baseball gained so much mythical and metaphorical power, since it seemed to exhibit a way of life that America valued yet had abandoned.

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NCAA Eligibility Center Infographic | Athletic Scholarships

Do not register until a D1 or D2 coach asks you too.


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Baseball History: 19th Century Baseball: Image: Knickerbocker Baseball Rules

Baseball history photo: “Rules and Regulations of the Recently Invented Game of Base Ball as Adopted by Knickerbocker Baseball Club on September 23, 1845. Printed in Cooperstown, New York.” (Soooo just found out that @wilw invented baseball in 1845.
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Baseball and Jackie Robinson - Baseball, the Color Line, and Jackie Robinson (American Memory from the Library of Congress)

Baseball and Jackie Robinson - Baseball, the Color Line, and Jackie Robinson (American Memory from the Library of Congress) | the crooked game | Scoop.it
The Baseball and Jackie Robinson Collection contains manuscripts, books, and photographs that describe the color line that segregated baseball for many years, the Negro Leagues, and Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson--two men who played key roles in...
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Black footballers' group possible

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A leading human rights barrister says talks over forming a black footballers' association have begun.
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the Color Line, and Jackie Robinson

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The Baseball and Jackie Robinson Collection contains manuscripts, books, and photographs that describe the color line that segregated baseball for many years, the Negro Leagues, and Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson--two men who played key roles in...
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