Reflecting on My Time at the Baseball Hall of Fame

Satchel Paige, 1971 Hall of Fame induction. (NBHOF Library)
Satchel Paige, 1971 Hall of Fame induction. (NBHOF Library)

I wrote for the Sport in American History blog about my residency project with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Here’s a link. I struggled to find a balance between criticism and praise, but I think I found one. I hope readers get something out of the article. I know I did personally; it was a bit cathartic to actually sit down, reflect, and write about my experience.

I also presented this topic on last Friday at the wonderful Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture, held annually on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. I really enjoy this conference (minus the ridiculous lack of tech support from MTSU). Dallas Hanbury had a great talk about his own residency project, and Skip Nipper had an interesting talk about primary sources, research, and the potentiality for a Nashville-based Tennnesee Baseball Museum.

Like I always do, here’s another link, just to be a jerk: “Never Meet Your Heroes: Reflecting on My Time at the Baseball Hall of Fame.”


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