ROUNDERS TO BASEBALL presented by Anne Barrett
Precursors to baseball have been played for hundred of years, including a rousing game of stoolball at Plimouth Plantation that caused the governor to confiscate the game pieces. It provided Civil War soldiers an outlet in training camps and prisons. It bred gambling scandals, and rivalries so bitter that the NY Giants refused to play against Boston for the 1904World Series. Trace the game's social, historical and professional evolution from the 19th century "townball" to the formation of the major leagues. Not just for baseball fans but for anyone who enjoys history!