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  • The Modern Scholar: Take Me Out to the Ballgame: A History of Baseball in America

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Timothy B. Shutt
    Overall
    (20)
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    (9)
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    (9)

    Baseball has been celebrated as "America's National Pastime" for more than one hundred and fifty years, and recalls what seems to be a more innocent age - long summer afternoons and sandlot ball, fresh rural air and brownstone stoops. This course, presented by Kenyon College professor Dr. Timothy B. Shutt, is a celebration of baseball's rich past and of a game stronger than ever.

    A User says: "Probably good."
    "Probably good."
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    I downloaded this audio book as an Australian who knows nothing about baseball. It was quite interesting, and I did enjoy listening about the history of baseball. However, I think it is aimed for baseball fans (not a surprise, right?). Some great insights, but a lot of names are thrown around and I couldn't keep track of them all. I would estimate 25% of the time I was tuned out, waiting for the lecturer to stop talking about names of people I had forgotten and move onto more interesting topics. Three stars because I feel it is a good download if you are the right audience for it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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