Tag Archives: baseball

Talking the Talk: Figures of (Sports) Speech

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. The United States bears a deserved reputation as a sports-obsessed nation. We love our sports so much that when we can’t play the … Read full article »

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Tinker, Player, Hero, Legend

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. No one still living in the small town of Muscotah, Kansas, ever saw Joe Tinker play baseball. They certainly weren’t around for either … Read full article »

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A League of Our Own in Chase County

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Chase County, Kansas, home to a population of just under 3000 people, isn’t a big place. But as any Kansan knows, small doesn’t … Read full article »

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Community and Coincidence: Researching Sports History in Linn County

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. When Linn County Partner Site Project Director Janet Reynolds, primary researcher Ruth Reynolds and other members of the community were considering what topics … Read full article »

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Humanities Happenings: 10/09-10/11

From cornhusking in Oakley to a film festival in Overland Park, there are plenty of humanities events to keep you busy this weekend! North Newton: Title IX & College Athletics: Individual Journeys Allison McFarland, Professor of Business and Economics at … Read full article »

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Let There Be Light

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Night games are so common in today’s sports that it’s hard to believe that, not even 100 years ago, the idea of watching … Read full article »

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A Tale of Two Players: Baseball Legends in Humboldt

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Most small towns will never produce even one famous athlete. Humboldt, Kansas, can claim two. The southeast Kansas community of about 2000 people … Read full article »

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Humanities Happenings: 07/24-07/26

Muscotah, Holton, and four other Kansas communities are ready to help you make the most of the dog days of summer. Great Bend: The Mighty Ducks In this 1992 film, a self-centered lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag- tag … Read full article »

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Big Teams in a Small Town

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. In 1913, when the general managers of the New York Giants and the Chicago White Sox decided to take their teams on a … Read full article »

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The Long, Strange Tale of the Eisenhower Baseball Controversy

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. To date, President Dwight D. Eisenhower remains the only U.S. President who could claim a career in professional sports—kind of. It’s well known … Read full article »

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