“Baseball: The National Pastime in the National Archives” tells the story of baseball in America through documents, photographs, audio, video, and other records preserved at the National Archives.
It covers the two world wars, contract disputes, civil rights, equal access and opportunity on and off the playing field, the steroids era, the universal appeal of the game, Presidential involvement, improvements to the sport, Little League, Spring Training, Opening Day, and celebrations along the way.
The eBook features notable players including Roberto Clemente, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Casey Stengel, Andrew Rube Foster, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Joe DiMaggio, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Curt Flood, Joe Tinker, and Hank Aaron.
Major League teams covered include the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Senators, Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, and New York Giants.
Two Versions of the Book Are Available, Free:
- The interactive Multi-Touch book for iPad is available for download on your computer with iTunes, or on your iPad with iBooks.
- For iPhone, Android, and eReaders, download the ePub file (53.6MB File)
Direct to NARA eBooks Page