On September 19, journalist, researcher (and pretty good pitcher) Geoff Gehman gave an excellent presentation at BAPL. The topic was “Shoeless Joe, the Babe & the Steel” — a fascinating look at Bethlehem Steel’s baseball league of 1918. The league included steelworkers but also Major Leaguers who were signed to temporary contracts to avoid being drafted. Once World War I ended, they returned to their regular posts in the Majors.
We recorded the presentation — the link is below. It is in four parts, viewable in order by following the link. Below the video are some of the images referenced in the talk. Thanks, Geoff!