NEW! Baseball’s Golden Age: 1920’s Through the 1950’s
4 sessions, 8 hours
“Baseball is a habit. The slowly rising crescendo of each game, the rhythm of the long season – these are the essentials and they are remarkably unchanged over nearly a century and a half. Of how many American institutions can that be said?’’ – George Will, 1999. Is it rare to find a historian who does not love baseball. Together they are intertwined. But when we look at the history of the game, it is arguable as to what the greatest age of baseball has been. This course explores that question as it chronicles the highlights of baseball history from the time of Babe Ruth and the Yankees’ Murderer’s Row in the 1920’s, through the postwar ear of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s to today. One of the great things about baseball is that the game is not stagnant. It changes along with America. Come and discuss how we have changed along with the game.
Instructor: Jack Topchik had a forty-year career as an editor with the New York Times in its News Service division, which selects, edits, and transmits stories, photos, and graphics to hundreds of newspapers and government agencies around the world. He served at various times as European editor, Latin American editor, Special Sections editor and day editor.
ILR790 Baseball’s Golden Age: 1920’s through the 1950’s
4-Digit Number: 3588
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Apr. 4 – Apr. 25
Location: Conference Center (E Building) /E104
Tuition: $29 Fee: $70 Total: $99
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only: $70