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For the Glory of the Game
Produced by: Sam Levene
Producer Sam Levene of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presents this documentary about a league of base ball (that's 2 words) enthusiasts who play the game the way it was first devised in the mid 19th century. Across the U.S. and Canada, teams regularly meet in period costume, and without gloves to play a polite, very gentlemanly (and womanly) version of the game that's become America's favorite sport. This program is part of our international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.

Program Credits

For the Glory of the Game was Produced by Sam Levene of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It originally aired as part of the international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries. Making the Louisville Slugger was recorded and produced by Kim Sorise for the Kentucky Works series, which is funded by the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Public Radio Partnership. Special thanks to the Louisville Slugger Museum.

Resources

Links:
Mr. Baseball
This site was created by a descendant of one of the forefathers of base ball.

Vintage Base Ball Association
Lean about how the sport was meant to be played.

Vintage Base Ball Factory
The place to find vintage base ball bats, mitts, and uniforms.

Society of American Baseball Research
Trace the history and evolution of America's favorite pastime.

Books:
National Association of Baseball Players, 1857-1870
by: Marshall D. Wright 2000
Full of facts and statistics, this book traces back to the beginnings of baseball.

Harry Wright: The Father of Professional Base Ball
by: Christopher Devine 2003
The story of the man who made baseball into what it is today.

Shadows of Summer: Classic Baseball Photographs, 1869-1947
by: Donald Honig 1994
The most compelling moments in baseball history are collected here with commentary by baseball historian Donald Honig.

Programs by Sam Levene

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