May 21, 2019

Primary Source Spotlight: Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs historic image set Wrigley Field historic image set World Series of 1908 historic newspaper coverage Cubs Capture Place in Finals of Grand Grapple for Title, The Washington Times (Washington, D.C.), October 9, 1908, Last Edition, Page 10, Image 10, Cols. 1-5. Cubs Look Like Better Team than the Detroit Tigers, The Evening World (New York, NY), October 10, 1908, Final Results Edition, Image 7, Cols. 1-8. Detroit Wins Third Game, Deseret Evening News (Great Salt Lake … [Read more...]

Today in History: World Series

Today in History–October 1–the Library of Congress features American baseball's first World Series, the first game of which was played on this day in 1903. The best-of-nine series matched the American League's Boston Americans (soon to be Boston Red Sox) against the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston winning the series 5 games to 3. The National League bowed out in 1904 but the series resumed in 1905. The World Series was then played yearly until 1994, when a players strike ended … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Brewer & Baseball

Today in History–March 28–the Library of Congress features brewing magnate and baseball team owner August Anheuser Busch Jr., born on this day in 1899. As CEO of the Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., Busch convinced the company board of directors to purchase the St. Louis Cardinals team, halting the team’s move to another city. Learn more about Busch and baseball by visiting the Today in History section, then clicking the links below. August Anheuser Busch Jr. Was Born from America's … [Read more...]

Today in History: Connie Mack

Today in History–December 22–the Library of Congress features Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, better known as Connie Mack, born on this date in 1862. This baseball hall of famer was a player, manager, and owner. Learn more about the "tall tactitian" and "grand old man of baseball" by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to see more of Mack and read the book about baseball he authored in 1903. Connie Mack images How to Play Baseball by Connie … [Read more...]