Lecture: "Coming Home: Baseball's America," 7 p.m., East Auditorium
Baseball is America's game. It serves a quasi-religious function as shown by its central story, a journey story of hope: “safe hit,” “touching base,” “coming home.” And, more pragmatically, baseball has been a surprisingly innovative engine of social change, as shown by its recurring episodes of inclusion, an emblem of many journey stories from the Irish to Ichiro.
Historian William Woodard will highlight these themes and trace the history of the game – and our nation.
This presentation is a partnership between Humanities Washington and The College of Arts & Sciences 2013 Season of Events.
Admission is free and open to the public, join us!