Three Tales of Baseball in Honor of the World Series
From Cait Murphy's History of American Sports in 100 Objects
Cait Murphy’s A History of American Sports in 100 Objects is a thorough compendium of the artifacts, the symbols that have come to stand as shorthand for the great sporting myths America tells about itself. In honor of game one of the World Series, tonight, we’ve chosen three of our favorites, below (warning, the Cubs lose the World Series in one of them.
Did Babe Ruth Really Call that Shot Against the Chicago Cubs?
On the legendary player’s final World Series home run.
A Kind of Pressure No Other Player Has Ever Faced:
On the myriad accomplishments of Jackie Robinson.
There’s No Crying in Baseball, but There Was Lipstick.
On the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.