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June 2019

Double-Talk on Doubleday: How a Dead Civil War General Invented Baseball Without His Permission

June 19
7:00 pm
Image of Abner Doubleday

Why, how, and when did Abner Doubleday became the imagined inventor of America’s pastime? Norwich University Professor Rowly Brucken will explore the founding myths of baseball’s real and fictional origins, and will consider the broader context of the age of imperialism in America, New England sports history, and Victorian scandals. The talk will conclude with an exploration of the early days of baseball in Vermont. Read More »

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