BASEBALL The New York Game is organized as a linear narrative of
facts and events that marries America's illustrious history with the
rich background of baseball, our national pastime, beginning in the
early nineteenth century until the present. The narrative includes
many watershed moments that illustrate the importance of baseball during many crises and global conflicts, including the aftermath of September 11, 2001. The reader will integrate concepts that are offered to promote an ongoing discourse of our country's popular culture. One will witness how leisure and exercise evolved into the structure of fraternities and the formation of an organized sport that became the national pastime. In addition, following the main body of the text is an article on the military in baseball. This is the story of how American history and baseball intertwined as an integral part of our popular culture.