Honoring America’s Past Times – Weekly Round-up, July 17, 2015

Its been a big week for sports this week so we’ve been thinking about historical ties to some of our favorite ways to athletically pass the time. See what we did there with the title of this week’s round-up?! Let us know how Wimbledon, the Tour de France, the Major League All Star Game, or any other spectator sport has inspired you this week – play ball!

Baseball in Japan

1. “The Secret History of Black Baseball Players in Japan” – Any title that includes “secret history” always peaks our interest but did you know African Americans played baseball in Japan years before Jackie Robinson entered the MLB? 

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/07/14/412880758/the-secret-history-of-black-baseball-players-in-japan

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2. “Nine Things You May Not Know About Wimbledon” – test your knowledge on the iconic grass court

http://www.history.com/news/9-things-you-may-not-know-about-wimbledon

3. “How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women’s Rights” – find out how women “rode to suffrage” in the United States beginning in the 1890’s

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/the-technology-craze-of-the-1890s-that-forever-changed-womens-rights/373535/?utm_source=SFFB

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