Posts tagged "baseball"
An Amish Moment

An Amish Moment

Amish books and Amish baseball. Amish are clearly having a moment... again.

In the World Links: Lost & Found in Translation Edition

Nora Connor: In Poland, the Bhagavad Gita is now available in translation directly from Sanskrit to Polish, thanks to a “late-blooming” student’s doctoral dissertation. In Russia, an appeals court declines to ban the Gita as “extremist” religious literature. In time for Passover, check out the New American Haggadah, translated by Nathan...

The House of David

An excerpt from Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball (Oxford University Press, 2011) by Rebecca Alpert, from Chapter Four, The Conflict over Baseball Comedy. A few independent white baseball teams also clowned and relied on novelty to gain bookings. The best known of these teams was the House of David. The team originated in...

Sunday’s Wagon

By Daniel Okrent: William Ashley Sunday of the Philadelphia Phillies, who became world-famous for loving Christ and hating alcohol, put away his glove, his bat, and his spikes in 1890. He had just completed a season in which he had stolen 84 bases and earned $3500, roughly nine times the wages of the average American...

Playing for Him

So much for love of the game. Nicole Greenfield Baseball is a religious sport, there’s no doubt about it. During the course of a game, we see players mutter prayers before stepping into the batter’s box, point up to God after hitting one out of the park, or cross themselves after sliding safely into second....