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Rounders: A History of Baseball in America looks at baseball's journey from a diversion played on the outskirts of small towns to a pastime continually shaping this country's cultural identity. This sport isn't just about a ball-and-stick. It's a snapshot of ourselves, our nation, and our world.

Rounders: A History of Baseball in America Jeffrey A. Lambert

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Rounders: A History of Baseball in America looks at baseball's journey from a diversion played on the outskirts of small towns to a pastime continually shaping this country's cultural identity. This sport isn't just about a ball-and-stick. It's a snapshot of ourselves, our nation, and our world.

    Revisiting "The Forgotten Game" w/ Author John Vampatella (2004 ALCS Game 5)

    Revisiting "The Forgotten Game" w/ Author John Vampatella (2004 ALCS Game 5)

    In 2004 the Red Sox made history, coming back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the NY Yankees. They were so many memorable moments in that series - but the one that gets overlooked too often are the events that occurred in Game 5. Author John Vampatella stops by to tell us why we should all take time to remember this “forgotten game” in baseball history. Today, on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America.



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    Get 10% off DB award-winning travel gear with our special offer!



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    • 46 min
    How Many Innings in Baseball? The Story of How We Got to 9

    How Many Innings in Baseball? The Story of How We Got to 9

    Ah, the number nine. It's the number of lives for cats.  Cloud 9 is the happy place we all want to be. In a courtroom, possession is 9 tenths of the law. And of course, there are 9 innings in a baseball game. But why? The story is more interesting than you might think. Today, on Rounders a History of Baseball in America.



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    Buy John Thorn's "Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game"
    Get 10% off DB award-winning travel gear with our special offer!



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    • 15 min
    Monthly Mailbag: All About Team Names

    Monthly Mailbag: All About Team Names

    Welcome to our monthly mailbag - where I answer questions you submit about baseball history. Today's theme? Submissions about team names - today on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America.

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    Why The Cleveland Naps?
    The reason behind the Guardians name
    What's the Worst Pro Club Name of all time?



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    • 23 min
    5 Unexpected MLB Game Locations

    5 Unexpected MLB Game Locations

    MLB games happen in MLB stadiums, right? Well - mostly yes. But sometimes, whether it's due to political, environmental, or promotional reasons, teams have played regular season games in some very unique spots across the globe. 

    Let's look at five unexpected MLB game locations on today's episode of Rounders: A History of Baseball in America.



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    • 33 min
    Baseball Team Autopsies: The Houston Colt 45's

    Baseball Team Autopsies: The Houston Colt 45's

    Baseball has a rich history of clubs with amazing wins, crushing defeats, and even more interesting behind-the-scenes management stories.   Not all clubs are still with us today, though. 

    So to keep their memory alive Rounders will share their history.   Today, we're examining the Houston Colt 45's.   


    Learn more about the Astrodome's...design issues in the episode "Greatest Natural Disasters in Baseball History."   
    Check out the new YouTube Channel and companion episode!



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    • 40 min
    5 Late Bloomers Who (Eventually) Became Baseball Greats

    5 Late Bloomers Who (Eventually) Became Baseball Greats

    We celebrate players who excel in their professional careers at an early age. But what about the players that took just a little bit longer to find that same success? We look at 5 of baseball's greatest players who didn't become stars until after turning 30 years old.



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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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74 Ratings

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Great Baseball History Podcast!!!

I absolutely love this podcast! As a huge baseball fan I have learned so much listening to this.

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