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America's Favorite Pastime - The History of Baseball

Steven Womack

For over two centuries, it's been what Walt Whitman called "our game". It's America's favorite pastime, our national preoccupation. It's more than a game, more than a sport. It's who we are as a people, as a culture. But where did baseball come from? As baseball entered a new century, it became more poular than ever. All across the country, fans streamed to the ball parks. Along with this new popularity came a new breed of baseball hero. Men like John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, Johnny Evers and Three-Finger Brown. America enjoyed the wild ride of the Roaring Twenties, but on October 29th, 1929, Wall Street crashed and America slid headlong into the Great Depression. Several teams, including the Boston Braves, The Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds, nearly folded. After the Miracle Mets took the 1969 World Series in one of the greatest surprises in sports history, you'd think baseball would become more popular than ever. But the seventies were a trying time for the sport. As we take you through the eighties, you'll learn how the Curse of the Bambino was finally broken.

For over two centuries, it's been what Walt Whitman called "our game". It's America's favorite pastime, our national preoccupation. It's more than a game, more than a sport. It's who we are as a people, as a culture. But where did baseball come from? As baseball entered a new century, it became more poular than ever. All across the country, fans streamed to the ball parks. Along with this new popularity came a new breed of baseball hero. Men like John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, Johnny Evers and Three-Finger Brown. America enjoyed the wild ride of the Roaring Twenties, but on October 29th, 1929, Wall Street crashed and America slid headlong into the Great Depression. Several teams, including the Boston Braves, The Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds, nearly folded. After the Miracle Mets took the 1969 World Series in one of the greatest surprises in sports history, you'd think baseball would become more popular than ever. But the seventies were a trying time for the sport. As we take you through the eighties, you'll learn how the Curse of the Bambino was finally broken.
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For over two centuries, it's been what Walt Whitman called "our game". It's America's favorite pastime, our national preoccupation. It's more than a game, more than a sport. It's who we are as a people, as a culture. But where did baseball come from? As baseball entered a new century, it became more poular than ever. All across the country, fans streamed to the ball parks. Along with this new popularity came a new breed of baseball hero. Men like John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, Johnny Evers and Three-Finger Brown. America enjoyed the wild ride of the Roaring Twenties, but on October 29th, 1929, Wall Street crashed and America slid headlong into the Great Depression. Several teams, including the Boston Braves, The Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds, nearly folded. After the Miracle Mets took the 1969 World Series in one of the greatest surprises in sports history, you'd think baseball would become more popular than ever. But the seventies were a trying time for the sport. As we take you through the eighties, you'll learn how the Curse of the Bambino was finally broken.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ron Jordan, Joe Loesch

Length:

4h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:40