Whitman hosts baseball speaker

While thousands of Detroiters flocked downtown for the Tiger’s season opener, MCCC began its celebration of baseball right here in Monroe.

The Whitman Center announced its newest display, Baseball: Across a Divided Society. 

The display portrays the story of baseball becoming the American pastime, showing how the sport drew in people from all cultures and backgrounds.

On April 19, the Whitman Center will host a presentation by Rich Adler, a local baseball historian.

Adler will speak on the early development of baseball, from the original Massachusetts games to the famed New York games. The time period from 1830-1900 will be covered.

The presentation is free to attend  and open to the public. There is no registration required. It will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 9.

The display can be viewed in the lobby of the Whitman Center throughout April, from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fridays.

The photographic display is the work of Sean McDonald, a graphic designer at MCCC and Mark Spenoso, digital imaging specialist and photographer for the college.

There are roughly 20 images of the early baseball time period from 1860-1920. The images and information are courtesy of the Library of Congress.

The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave. Any further questions can be answered at 734-847-05590