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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...
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...
Major league baseball and the nation pause to pay tribute to Jackie Robinson

How Jackie Robinson changed America,CST-EDT-GEO15.article School rare bastion of Jackie Robinson's baseball legacy NPR: A Test of Courage: Jackie Robinson's Rookie Year [Real Player] Baseball and Jackie...
Baseball and Jackie Robinson

In 1947, Jackie Robinson stepped onto the infield grass at Ebbets Field and integrated major league baseball. This online collection, sponsored by the Citigroup Foundation, brings together dozens of items related to his time on the field, including baseball programs, photographs, and other pieces of ephemera. The site includes an interactive timeline and a wonderful essay titled "Early Baseball...