Take me out to the ballgame

1933 MLB All Star Game

Even if you can’t make it to this year’s All Star Game, the library can give you plenty of opportunities to experience all the entertainment of America’s favorite pastime.

Follow the evolution of the baseball park from its humble beginnings as a dirt lot to its modern incarnation as an entertainment mega-venue in Film on Demand’s video series, Modern Marvels: Baseball Parks or Hoopla’s video series, America’s Classic Ballparks.

And what’s a baseball game without hot dogs? Get ideas for creating your own homemade fan favorites in Haute Dogs and Wieners Gone Wild.

Want to know why there’s an American League and a National League? Why the spitball is illegal? Or why team managers wear uniforms? Take a look at Baseball Miscellany for answers to these and other burning baseball questions.

When you need a little break from all the baseball action, get up, get a good stretch and sing along to the unofficial anthem of baseball, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

And for more #ThrowbackThursday baseball nostalgia, come in and check out any of these classic baseball movies: