Baseball is back! Well, it’s back until further notice – fingers crossed.  Fans of the national pastime are rejoicing at the return of a rite of Summer, although this year – a shortened season minus cheering fans in the stands –  is historically unprecedented. Have you wondered why Major League Baseball is referred to as the national pastime? It comes in a distant third to football and basketball in television ratings, yet, ratings aside, the game remains the national pastime because it resonates more deeply in America’s heart than any other sport, inciting fierce passions and loyalties that span generations. Baseball was played as far back as the Civil War and has continued to both reflect our history and provide a welcome distraction from challenging times. Read and learn more about this iconic American sport at the following sites: National Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball and the History Channel. Also, click on the book jackets below to be taken to the links.  And now, Play Ball!!! 

Published by Barbara Kokot on November 12, 2020
Last Modified April 21, 2021