Baseball in Colorado

A new exhibit at the History Colorado museum, Play Ball!, brings in some amazing artifacts to tell the story of the nation’s pastime. In conjunction with the exhibit, the two most recent issues of History Colorado’s Colorado Heritage magazine include numerous articles on the history of Colorado baseball. Spring 2018 issue looks at how major league baseball came to Denver, as well as a story of how a softball league helped one rural town through the struggles of the Great Depression. The brand-new Summer 2018 issue includes a fun article with historic photographs and stories of early Colorado amateur baseball teams. Another article explores how the museum collected baseball-related artifacts. There’s also an article about girls’ baseball teams.

If you’re interested in the history of baseball in our state, be sure to also see They Came to Play: A Photographic History of Colorado Baseball, available for checkout from our library or on Prospector.