Sherburne History Center

Sherburne History Center
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Thinking About Baseball

With the postponement of the baseball opening day, it seemed a good idea to look back, to think about the history baseball.  In Sherburne County, in the spring-time baseball became ubiquitous.  It was everywhere. 
   So, I invite you to take a look at a few photos from the Sherburne History Center collection and think about baseball in the past.  Take a close look at the uniforms and equipment from earlier generations.  Realize, baseball gloves, 150 years ago, were non- existent.  The glove evolved from a small padded hand covering to the large, webbed baskets of today.  In earlier generations, sharpened spikes gave base runners an advantage in breaking up a double play. 
   Look at the gloves, look at the shoes, and look at the bats from earlier times.  Think about the evolution of this wonderful sport.  Just wait, opening day will come soon. 

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