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Online Program

Online Lecture: Baseball On Record — a History of Baseball Songs & Prose

Program No. 24480RJ
Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about recordings written to celebrate baseball.
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At a Glance

Baseball has been the topic of stories, poetry and song for as long as records have been made. In the first decade of the 20th century came the initial recordings of the classic poem “Casey at the Bat” and baseball’s anthem “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” but baseball songs have been popularized throughout the decades. In this virtual lecture, we’ll also hear Abbott & Costello’s immortal “Who’s On First” routine, classic songs like “Say Hey, Willie Mays” by the Treniers, “Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio” by Les Brown, “The D-O-D-G-E-R-S Song” by Danny Kaye, and John Philip Sousa’s rarely heard march, “The National Game." We’ll also hear the voices of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Pee Wee Reese and more, all from original recordings.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.

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If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.