Multimedia resources from the Library of Congress that support instruction about baseball. These resources include expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, Webcasts, and other online materials.
Baseball and Jackie Robinson: Early Baseball Pictures 1860’s – 1960’s (Presentation) View a sampler of thirty-four images related to early baseball (1860s-1920s) from various files and collections in the Prints and Photographs Division.
Baseball in the Library of Congress: A Selected List of Sites (Library of Congress Bibliography) These Library of Congress sites include graphic or textual materials relating to baseball.
Baseball, the Color Line and Jackie Robinson (Presentation) This Web site reference aid was created to commemorate Jackie Robinson’s achievements and describe some aspects of the color line's development and the Negro Leagues.
Black Diamond! Satchel Paige and the Negro Baseball Leagues (Presentation) Use this guide to learn more about the Negro Leagues.
The Business of Baseball (Library of Congress Bibliography) This guide from Business Reference Services provides resources on the major league baseball business in the United States.
From Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation’s Heritage at the Library of Congress (Presentation) Learn how baseball cards and other library treasures are preserved at the Library of Congress.
Historic Baseball Resources (Presentation) This site highlights player profiles, historical news and events, and additional Library of Congress resources related to baseball.
Jackie’s Nine: Jackie Robinson’s Nine Values to Live By (Webcast) View a Center of the Book interview with Sharon Robinson discussing the book she wrote about her father.
John Bull and Uncle Sam; Popular Culture: From Baseball to Rock and Roll (Exhibition) Was baseball a British import? Explore this exhibit and compare British and American popular pastimes.
Reflections on the First Baseball Classic of 2006 (Webcast) Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, professor of comparative literature at Yale University and an expert on baseball, discusses this 2006 event.
Spalding Base Ball Guides: Title List (American Memory Collection) View the full text of a selection of Spalding's Official Base Ball Guides and the Official Indoor Base Ball Guides.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Presentation) Learn the history of this popular classic, link to the sheet music, and access more than 140 other baseball-related songs.
Tinkers to Evers to Chance (Presentation) This presentation features baseball's double-play threesome - Chicago Cubs infielders Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance.