New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_440
Boys playing baseball in Central Park, New York City, c. 1900.
What are the children doing in this picture?
Why aren’t the boys wearing sneakers to play ball?
Why aren’t the girls playing ball with the boys?
Write about how baseball equipment, clothing, and rules have changed since the early 1900s.
Math: Create your own baseball cards, including the statistics on the back.
Science: Find out how baseballs are made. Find out what bats are made of.
English Language Arts: Research the lives of some famous New York baseball players.
Coleman, Janet Wyman and Elizabeth V. Warren. Baseball for Everyone: 150 Years of America's Game. Abrams, Harry N Inc, May 2003. ISBN: 0810945800
Ritter, Lawrence. The Story of Baseball. William Morrow & Company, Inc., April 1983. ISBN: 0688020666