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New York City Baseball

Baseball is an important part of New York’s history. In the city where the game was developed and its rules codified, baseball served—as perhaps no other institution or pastime did—to bring diverse New Yorkers together and to make immigrants feel at home in their new land. This course will look at baseball as part of New York’s history and at the history of baseball itself, from the antebellum days of Alexander Cartwright’s New York Knickerbockers and Brooklyn’s rich baseball history, to the modern Yankees, Giants, Dodgers, and Mets; the Negro Leagues and Jackie Robinson’s breaking of Major League Baseball’s color barrier; and today. The course will be of interest even to those who are not fans of the sport—though by the end of the course you likely will be—and you will learn about many aspects of the game, up to and including the modern analytics that were the subject of the book and movie Moneyball.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the cultural and historical importance of baseball, especially in New York City
  • Increased cultural literacy

Ideal for

  • Sports fans and history buffs
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.
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    • Section

      1
    • Semester

      Summer 2019
    • Date

      Jun 4 - Jul 23
    • Day

      Tuesday
    • Time

      1:00PM-2:40PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      8
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $475
    • Section

      2
    • Semester

      Summer 2019
    • Date

      Jun 4 - Jul 23
    • Day

      Tuesday
    • Time

      6:45PM-8:25PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      8
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $475