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View Resource Baseball is Back

After years of declining interest and attendance, last year's home run derby between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa caught the fans' attention and filled at least some of the ballparks. While some sports writers decry this new fixation on the big hitters, others are simply happy with baseball's renaissance, whatever the source of its new-found popularity. In honor of the return of the boys of summer,...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/1999/0409
View Resource Team of the Century?

On Wednesday, the New York Yankees completed their second consecutive four-game sweep of the World Series, winning the title for the third time in four years and for the 25th time this century. The game, incidentally, was also the team's twelfth Series win in a row (tying the record set by the "Murderers' Row" Yankees of the late 1920s) and future Hall of Famer Roger Clemens's 250th career win....

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/1999/1029
View Resource Negro Baseball Leagues

The term "Negro Leagues" is generally regarded as encompassing the hundreds of professional, African-American baseball teams operating between 1880 and 1955, many of which were not affiliated with any formal league. This site seeks to document the history of the Negro Leagues online. Sponsored by TK Publishers, it features a short history of the Negro Leagues, photos and profiles of prominent...

http://blackbaseball.com/
View Resource Negro League Baseball

The term "Negro Leagues" is generally regarded as encompassing the hundreds of professional, African-American baseball teams operating between 1880 and 1955, many of which were not affiliated with any formal league. This site seeks to document the history of the Negro Leagues online. Sponsored by Moxie Web, it is divided into three principal sections: History, Teams, and Players. The History...

http://www.negroleaguebaseball.com/
View Resource Ballparks of Baseball

In some ways, nothing says summer in the United States like sitting outside in a ballpark and watching nine innings of America’s favorite sport. This loving tribute to the venues (past, current, and future) that have housed various professional baseball teams is a great way to learn about some of the most hallowed (and most reviled) ballparks around the country. The Features section of the site...

https://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/
View Resource Baseball Almanac

With several weeks of the 2004 major league baseball season now in the record books, it is high time to profile a site that may end more than a few fractious arguments held both at the ballpark and on the way home from nine innings of America's national sport. The Baseball Almanac is one such site, as it contains rather helpful information on the game, organized into a host of helpful areas such...

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/
View Resource Spalding Base Ball Guides, 1889-1939

Whether your favorite baseball team is at the top or the bottom of its division by this point in the season, sports fans (and cultural historians) alike will want to take a close look at this recent digital collection released from the American Memory project at the Library of Congress. The 35 Spalding Base Ball Guides available here were the brainchild of A.G. Spalding, the iconic baseball...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/spalding-base-ball-guides/ab...
View Resource Allegations of steroid abuse mar start of spring training

The spring training season for major league baseball got underway this past Tuesday, but most of the talk seemed to center around the claims contained within the recent book penned by that proverbial Peck's Bad Boy of baseball, Jose Canseco. In the book, which is named "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids", Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big", Canseco claimed that many of his former teammates...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2005/0218#1
View Resource Michael T. "Nuf Ced" McGreevey

Today, a sports bar near a professional sports venue is a given. Usually there are many sports bars, and they are loud, boisterous places decorated with photographs of celebrated players and memorabila. Back in the 1890s, one Michael T. McGreevey of Boston opened a bar that became the headquarters of the Boston Royal Rooters, the "rabid and riotous" fans of Boston's various professional baseball...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/collecti...