From Rounders to Baseball: A Historyon June 4th, 2012 at 12:13 pm
Anne Barrett will present “From Rounders to Baseball: A History” at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free program.
From Opening Day to last “out” at the World Series, baseball has excited and exasperated generations of its fans. When were the rules of play standardized, where were games played before Fenway Park, who won the first World Series and WHY was Babe Ruth sold to the Yankees? These and more questions will be answered as we trace the game’s evolution from the 19th century’s local “townball” teams to the formation of professional leagues and the emergence of early baseball’s greats, with a focus on New England’s own home team, the Boston Pilgrims (a.k.a. the Boston Red Sox).
Anne is Vice-President of the Topsfield Historical Society, publishes its newsletter “Local Lore,” is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a former Mrs. Essex County. She has held lead roles in several community theater and musical shows. She has been researching, creating and presenting programs on a variety of historical topics for several years, speaking at libraries, historical societies, museums and other organizations. She holds a B.S. from Colby-Sawyer College and an M.S. from Boston University.
Anne was awarded Storyteller of the Year by the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau for her central role in developing the Spotlight on History series for the North Shore Music Theater, where she researched, scripted and delivered presentations on historical subjects related to the theater’s shows.
This program is funded by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library. It will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room, which is accessible by elevator. There is parking in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.