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April 23, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Callahan Center
535 Union Ave.
Framingham, MA 01702

Baseball, Ball Parks & the Changing Shape of America's Cities

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

BASEBALL, BALL PARKS AND THE CHANGING SHAPE OF AMERICA’S CITIES FOR AGES 55+ Baseball has always been associated with summer, sunshine, and America. Though there are many constants that run through the long history of the game, baseball has also reflected changes in American society. The parks and stadiums in which the game has been played have changed dramatically over the past 120 years, mirroring, in many ways, the changing shape of our cities. This lecture will explore the relationship between society, stadiums, and baseball. Paolo Di Gregorio is a visiting lecturer in the History Department at Bridgewater State University and an instructor in the Anthropology Department at Wheaton College. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and in part by the Rosanne Bergman Trust.