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Wednesday JUNE 14th Program

7:00PM

Cuyahoga Falls Library (Sutliff Room on Lower Level)
2015 Third Street
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
 
Baseball and the Civil War

with Dr. Richard A. Hasler

Join us for a very informative evening with Dr. Richard A. Hasler discussing the origin of baseball as our country’s favorite pastime.

Baseball was played by many of the soldiers of the North and South during the Civil War.  Union General Abner Doubleday has been historically credited with inventing the game of baseball in 1839 in Cooperstown, New York.  Most baseball historians do not hold that view today. 
Kenesaw Mountain Landis was born in Millville, Ohio in 1866, and became the first Commissioner of Baseball in 1920.  He held the position until his death in 1944.  His firm actions and iron rule over baseball restored public confidence in baseball following the “Chicago Black Sox Scandal” from the 1919 World Series. 
Dr. Hasler will also show a Currier & Ives poster showing Abraham Lincoln swinging a baseball bat and defeating his opponents in a political theme.
 
Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society meetings are held in the library’s Sutliff meeting room and are free and open to the public.
 Free presentation to the public so come join us!!