This class explores the evolution of baseball, tracing its origins, dispelling myths about its “invention” by Abner Doubleday, and exploring its transition from an amateur pastime among gentlemen to a robust and influential business. The narrative will unfold, capturing the essence of the sport’s growth, and delving into the infamous scandal that nearly brought it to ruin. Throughout the course, participants will encounter a vibrant cast of characters who have left indelible marks on the game, both on and off the field. Join us for an immersive exploration of baseball’s rich and colorful history.