An apple for teacher

October 5, 2015

Posting this in honor of National Teacher’s Day.

More and more halls of higher education are including baseball in their curricula these days. Where were such classes when I was in school. Back in college when I was manager of the baseball team, I took a one-credit course on the sport and nudged the coach, who also taught that class, to make sure I was getting an A.

Perhaps most famously, former NYU president John Sexton taught a course that eventually turned into his book, Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

McFarland, for one, publishes many titles that link baseball to various disciplines (social sciences, math, etc.). And I’m talking legitimately, not just things along the lines of teaching the fundamentals of the game. These are serious, scholarly treatises. Among them

Consider this required reading.

Class dismissed.


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