Project Title: Researching the Historic Game of Baseball

Faculty Sponsor: Thomas Henthorn

Department: History

Telephone: 810.762.3366


Project Description: This research project is related to another ongoing civic engagement and historical project entitled Lumber City Baseball Club. In an effort to ensure greater historical accuracy in the play and presentation of historic baseball, ongoing research is necessary to determine the nature of amateur play in the 1850s and 1860s.

Student Tasks & Responsibilities: Research microfilm and newspaper sources from nineteenth century America. Compile a database of primary sources about descriptions of baseball games in the nineteenth century.

Minimum Student Qualifications: