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Every 7th inning stretch, fans sing along with the chorus to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” but few know its verses, which tell the story of “baseball mad” Katie Casey. The only woman in the Baseball Hall of Fame is Effa Manley, once owner of the then-Negro Leagues’ Newark Eagles. If you’re a season ticket holder, you owe that privilege (or burden) to Cubs executive Midge Donohue, who invented the concept in 1929. This seminar will explore depictions of the women who were players, fans, and executives throughout the history of America’s national pastime.
Six sessions. Registration – $210
Bill Savage has been teaching courses on baseball history, literature, and film at Northwestern University and the Newberry Library for over 20 years. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he wrote about the Cubs for ESPN in 2016 and believes that Cubs and Sox fans should get along better.
A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
There is no reading assignment for the first session.
Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, June 3.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars staff is working remotely and will be unable to process registration over the phone. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at email@example.com.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
This seminar has been cancelled.