Dickson: At bat, The Bard himself

From SABR member Paul Dickson at The National Pastime Museum on April 23, 2014:

Today, April 23, 2014, is the sesquiquadricentennial, or 450th anniversary, of the birth of William Shakespeare, an auspicious moment to look at the master playwright and his relationship to baseball.

Sayeth you “baseball”?

Yes indeed. In case the reader is not aware, the Bard’s allusions to the game are plentiful and well known to those who have studied this relationship.

A few of the more obvious examples are listed below alphabetically. They have been culled from several sources, including a list compiled by Edward F. Murphy (a math teacher living in New York City) and originally distributed by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

Read the full article here: http://www.thenationalpastimemuseum.com/article/bat-bard-himself

Originally published: April 23, 2014. Last Updated: April 23, 2014.