The Inside Baseball: Baseball Collections as Data showcase event was held at the Library of Congress on July 13, 2018. A video recording is embedded below.
About the Showcase
[The event featured] a demonstration of the results of a JSTOR Labs/Library of Congress Labs/National Museum of African American History “flash build of new digital tools to explore the Library’s baseball-related collections data, building resources, and visualizations.”
In addition to presentations from JSTOR Labs and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the LC Labs team will unveil a new baseball data set with which researchers and enthusiasts can create new tools on their own.
The showcase will culminate with a conversation on baseball and American cultural memory featuring speakers from both the sporting and academic worlds.
CLINTON YATES is a radio host, commentator, columnist for ESPN’s “The Undefeated” and a Washington Post alumnus. A D.C. native, Yates’ work examines the intersections between pop culture, politics, race and athletics in contemporary American life.
ROB RUCK is a sports historian and professor at the University of Pittsburgh, whose research traces the dynamics of race in Major League Baseball. Recognized as an authority on the history of the Negro Leagues and Latinos in baseball, Ruck’s recent publications include the 2011 book “Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.”
Mathematician and author JORDAN ELLENBERG uses math to uncover the hidden patterns that guide our daily lives. A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ellenberg’s book “How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking” is a New York Times Best-Seller and one of Bill Gate’s ten favorite books.