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How Iowa Met Baseball

  • 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy | West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Presented By: West Des Moines Historical Society
  • Dates: October 20, 2019
  • Location: West Des Moines Public Library
  • Phone: (515) 225-1286
  • Start/End Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Price: 50265
  • Overview

    Historian John Liepa presents a fascinating and fun program about the myths regarding the “invention” of baseball, the origins and evolution of the early game in the U.S., how the Civil War played a role in spreading the game, and much more. John brings to life some of the first Iowa players, and does his presentation dressed as Iowa’s first major Leaguer, Cal McVey of Montrose, who played for the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. John also brings his extensive collection of memorabilia and cards for participants to see beginning at 2pm.

    Free and open to the public thanks to the support of West Des Moines Historical Society Members, the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation and the Iowa Arts Council.