Primary Source Spotlight: Baseball

Baseball ABC

For baseball fans, there’s no more quintessential pastime then spending a delicious summer day at the park watching their favorite players slug it out. Some may say the delight at the ballpark depends on the final score of the favored team, but coming from a family of die-hard Chicago Cubs fans I can say that come what may, “Take me out to the ballpark!”

Baseball ABC book

Baseball books & articles

Branch Rickey’s scouting report on Don Drysdale 15 June 1954

Branch Rickey Papers

Branch Rickey: Changing the Game crowdsourcing project

Baseball songs, interviews & oral histories

Baseball sheet music

Take Me Out to the Ballgame sheet music

Take Me Out to the Ballgame In the Muse blog post April 5, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: the missing verses video

Baseball films

Baseball legislation

Prints & Photographs Division

Primary source collections & items

PSN Baseball Curated Collections

Selected Resources from the Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Collection

Online Exhibitions

Teaching Resources

Baseball stories from America’s Library

Library blog posts

Webcast videos

More curated collections of sports resources