Thursday, August 7, 2014

Baseball On The Prairie


From the old school at Immanuel Lutheran Church, where my wife studied, and is now a museum. Amateur baseball was a big deal out among the farms. Note the sign in the middle, promoting a game against a Kansas City team from the old Negro Leagues (whose museum is in Kansas City). American baseball was integrated in 1947 when the Brooklyn Dodgers signed the brilliant Jackie Robinson.                            

All Stars vs Bremen

Bremen Baseball Uniform


Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup l'angle et le focus choisi sur ta premiere photo said...

Your post points out that while we usually think of Major League Baseball, there is a history of small town and rural baseball. My father grew up in rural Ohio and Detroit. He told me about the House of David baseball team, which was religious sect in Benton Harbor, Michigan, I believe. They did not believe in cutting their hair. After a player would make a great play, they would doff their cap theatrically and down would fall the long hair.

William Kendall said...

It is a game, after all, that not only is in the big cities, but in every village, in the essence of the country's character.

Jack said...

Cool stuff! You are reminding me that earlier in the summer I took some photos of old baseball paraphernalia in the Old State House in Hartford. I wonder why I never used them on my blog.

Hartford had a leading role in the start of professional baseball in the late 1800s. In fact, Morgan Buckley from Hartford was both President of Aetna Insurance and President of the National League. Regrettably, Hartford is the victim of being two hours from both Boston and New York, so the big leagues went to bigger markets.

Unknown said...

Love the balls composition. Really cool shot, Bob.