Although baseball is out of action indefinitely, you can still follow the Detroit Tigers 2020 season! Simulated games are being played on MLB the Show 20 as provided by the Detroit Free Press. You can also visit mlb.com to watch some classic baseball games of the past. Meanwhile, catch up on some good reading and listening with some of the titles available from the Library's ebook collections.
At a 1931 barnstorming exhibition game in Tennessee, a seventeen-year-old pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back. Her name was Jackie Mitchell-"organized baseball's first girl pitcher." On September 9, 1965, Sandy Koufax made baseball history by pitching his fourth perfect game. In July 1970, a stripper rushed onto the field at Riverfront Stadium to kiss Johnny Bench, temporarily disrupting a game attended by President Nixon and his family. These are just some of the great, quirky, and comic moments in the annals of baseball recorded in The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told.
The extraordinary story of the 1968 baseball season--when the game was played to perfection -even as the country was being pulled apart at the seams.