Recommended Reads: “Baseball: A History of America’s Favorite Game”

baseball fieldFew things evoke a stronger connection with the summer months than the game of baseball. The green grass of an expansive outfield. The measured gaze of a pitcher before unloading a fastball. Dollar Dog Nights at the ballpark with friends and family. It all screams that summer has, in fact, finally arrived. And there just so happens to be a fascinating history behind this simple game of ours.

George Vecsey tbaseballells the tale of professional baseball from its humble beginnings to its current status — complete with intrigue and controversies. Certainly not an exhaustive history, Baseball offers some quick stories that highlight just how far the game has come and some of the road bumps along the way.

Come find other reads to captivate your summer here at the Spangler Library!