4/30 How Iowa Met Baseball: The Myths, The History, The Players 6:30 p.m.

Baseball has been part of hometown America for longer than a century. John Liepa’s How Iowa Met Baseball: The myths, The History, The Players, is a special presentation about the myths regarding the invention of baseball, the origins and evolution of the early game in the United States, how the Civil War played a role in accelerating the spread of the game, the very first mention of the game’s first coming to Iowa in 1858 and how it caught on. John brings to life some of the first players from Iowa who played a critical role in the development of the game. He focuses on players from the part of the state where he is presenting the program, and he brings his extensive collection of memorabilia and cards for viewers to see before or after his presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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