The Golden Age of Baseball

Did the game really begin with Abner Doubleday? How did this game become the attraction of the world? Who was Cy Young or Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig? What was the Black Sox Scandal? How did Jackie Robinson crash the color barrier and how did teams (his and others) respond? “Where have you gone Joe Dimaggio, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.” The catch in the 1954 World Series changed what was possible. The Deacon and the difference that he made in the 1960 World Series. The stories go on and on. This is a two-part presentation from the 1850s through 1960.