Library Exhibit: Batting Around America's National Pastime

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Linderman Library, Regular building hours in Grand reading room, cafe gallery, Bayer Galleria
30 Library Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015

This exhibition examines how baseball, the first uniquely American sport, assumed a significant place in America’s national identity. The origins of the game are murky, with roots in British sports like cricket and rounders. During the 1850s to 1870s, baseball became professionalized with paid players, formal rules, and more stable ball clubs organized into leagues. Around this time baseball also became a part of intercollegiate sports, with Lehigh’s team beginning play in 1885.


Arts & Entertainment

Target Audience

General Public, Undergrad Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Parents & Families




Library and Technology Services (LTS)
Contact Information

Alex Japha
Phone: 610-758-4506

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