Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Inside Baseball: Baseball Collections as Data As part of programming related to the Library's "Baseball Americana" exhibition, Library of Congress Labs hosted a collaborative flash build with JSTOR Labs of new digital tools to explore the Library's baseball-related collections data, building resources and visualizations.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Baseball Panel Sharon Robinson, daughter of legendary baseball hero Jackie Robinson, moderated a panel of NPR commentators on the subject of books about baseball.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - National Book Festival (U.S.)
    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video
    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009 The second part of this symposium brings together panelists who discuss the different aspects of baseball in America. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is featured as well as a rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."
    • Contributor: Dickson, Paul - Johnson, Mamie - Banks, Ernie - Cook, Murray - Winick, Stephen - Alstrom, Ed - Reyburn, Susan - Kraig, Bruce - Hillerich, III, Jack - Dierker, Larry
    • Date: 2009-10-03
  • Film, Video
    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009 Even those of us who love a day out at the ballgame probably spend more of our baseball time in and around our homes, with our families, friends and neighbors. This event explores the many ways we enjoy baseball at home, from watching it on TV, to following our favorite players and their all-important statistics, to playing baseball, softball and stickball in parks and...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video
    Bill Veeck: Baseball's Great Maverick Paul Dickson discussed and signed his book "Bill Veeck: Baseball's Great Maverick" at the Whittall Pavilion.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video
    Experience Baseball Americana A video tour of the "Baseball Americana" exhibition at the Library of Congress, June 29, 2018 to July 27, 2019.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Exhibits Office
    • Date: 2019
  • Film, Video
    The Dickson Baseball Dictionary "The Dickson Baseball Dictionary" is an indispensable resource for hard-core fans as well as anyone newly interested in the national pastime. It has become an essential resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of 19th and early-20th century periodicals as well as contemporary sources, the Dictionary's illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. More than...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video
    Playing & Talking about Baseball Across the Pacific A panel of experts discussed how American baseball has influenced and been influenced by Japanese culture since the 19th century.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Asian Division
    • Date: 2019
  • Film, Video
    Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress The world's largest collection of things related to baseball is housed at the Library of Congress, and a new, lavishly illustrated history of the sport features more than 350 of the best items in the collections, some dating as far back as the late 1700s. From baseball's biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and Little League games, "Baseball...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2010
  • Film, Video
    Reflections on the First Baseball Classic of 2006 Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, sterling professor of comparative literature at Yale University, presented "Reflections on the First World Baseball Classic of 2006" in a program sponsored by the Hispanic Division. A major literary critic of Spanish and Latin American Literature, he is an expert on baseball and the author of "The Pride of Havana," winner of the Dave Moore Award of Best Baseball Book in...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Hispanic Division
    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video
    Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story Film producer Ted Haddock and director Jon Strong introduce and discuss the film "Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story," which tells the story of the first racially integrated Little League game in the south, in Orlando, Fla., in 1955.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Exhibits Office
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Talking Baseball & America with the Spirit of Studs Terkel Filmmaker John Sayles, actor David Strathairn and director Derek Goldman present an afternoon of baseball with Studs Terkel Radio Archive representatives Tony Macaluso and Allison Schein Holmes, joined by Matthew Barton, curator of recorded sound at the Library of Congress. They celebrated the words and voices of America's pastime in all its complex glory, from halcyon memories of childhood heroes to the corruption of...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. National Audio-Visual Conservation Center
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Baseball in Black & White: Newspaper Sportswriters on Reporting the National Pastime Baseball sportswriters Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun and Greg Swatek of the Frederick News-Post discussed their work covering baseball at the local, regional and national levels.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Serial & Government Publications Division
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson Historian Timothy M. Gay tells the stories of pioneering baseball escapades in his new book, "Satch, Dizzy and Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson."
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2010
  • Film, Video
    Barry Svrluga: 2015 National Book Festival Barry Svrluga discusses "The Grind: Inside Baseball's Hardest Season" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - National Book Festival (U.S.)
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    Jackie's Nine: Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By Sharon Robinson, baseball legend Jackie Robinson's daughter and director of educational programming for the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, came to the Library of Congress to discuss her newly published book.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2001
  • Film, Video
    Take Me Out to the Library of Congress Librarian of Congress James H. Billington kicks off the Library's Baseball Americana Symposium with the help of Martha Madden, Ernie Banks and Rep. Zach Wamp. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is presented with the Living Legend Award given by the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video
    Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson & the Cuban League César Brioso discussed his book which captures the excitement of the Cuban League's greatest pennant race and the anticipation of the looming challenge to Major League Baseball's color barrier.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Hispanic Division
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Sharon Robinson: 2016 National Book Festival Sharon Robinson discusses "The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend" with Susan Stamberg from NPR at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - National Book Festival (U.S.)
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs & the Dawn of Modern America Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance formed the defensive core of the most formidable team in big league baseball, leading the Chicago Cubs to four National League pennants and two World Series championships from 1906 to 1910. In his book "Tinker to Evers to Chance," author David Rapp takes a rare look at one of baseball's first dynasties in action.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Exhibits Office - Library of Congress. Publishing Office
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    A Conversation with Henry "Hank" Aaron Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden interviews American baseball icon Henry "Hank" Aaron and discusses his life, family, influences and legendary career.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Moneyball Author Michael Lewis Rob Neyer interviews best-selling author Michael Lewis about his 2003 book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" and the use of sabermetrics in baseball.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    The Big Fella: Babe Ruth & the World He Created Bestselling author Jane Leavy presents her newest work, the definitive biography of baseball titan Babe Ruth. Drawing from more than 250 interviews, a trove of previously untapped documents and Ruth family records, Leavy breaks through the mythology that has obscured the legend and delivers the man.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson Author Michelle Y. Green tells the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, one of only three women to play in the Negro Leagues and the first woman who pitched in a men's professional baseball league. Green discussed her close friendship with Peanut Johnson and shared information about their extensive interviews, research, media appearances and inspirations.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Informal Learning Office
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    How About That! The Life of Mel Allen Stephen Borelli, baseball editor of USA Today Sports Weekly, discussed his new book, "How About That! The Life of Mel Allen," the first biography of Allen, one of the most famous sports broadcasters in American history. CNN's Larry King praised the volume as "a wonderful book about a wonderful life; I knew and loved Mel Allen and Borelli captures him in full measure." The...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2005