Q Spring 2011: America’s Pastime

This issue of Q wouldn’t be compete without a feature sport.  Georgina Shaeffer goes to the mound for a brief look at the history of the game and interviews a few fans.

“Walt Whitman wrote, ‘I see great things in baseball.  It’s our game– the American game .  It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them larger physical stoicism.  Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set.  Repair these losses, and be a belessing to us.’  The quintessential American sport, baseball can trace its roots all the way back to fourteenth-century France.  But the sport as we know it became codified in ‘The Knickerbocker Rules,’ written by Alexander Cartwright […]” – Georgina Schaeffer