#Shortstops: Stop the presses
The fans in Cleveland are on their feet, hoping for a comeback to end a 67-year World Series drought. But 350 miles away in the North side of Chicago, fans are doing more than cheering. They are staring at the television, hearts are pounding, eyes tearing, knowing the words they may be about to hear. Words that have not been said in more than a century.
“The plates can help us tell the story of postseason baseball. But they can also illustrate the important relationship between baseball and the media. When an artifact can tell a number of different stories, it makes for a richer experience for our museum visitors.”
This historical piece of the media not only documents the end of the longest and most famous drought in American professional sports, but it documents the history of media in itself.
Jerry Goosenberg was the 2019 licensing and sales intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development