- This event has passed.
Lunch with the History People (postponed)
This event has been postponed. The new date will likely be in November.
Anthony Bush has played amateur baseball for 19 years and has been the Proctor Rails’ pitching coach for 13 years. His baseball articles have been published by the Duluth Budgeteer, Proctor Journal and Zenith City Online. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and has been published on their website. His piece on the history of the Wade Stadium was included in the Duluth Huskies’ souvenir game program. Last summer, he spoke at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum on baseball history.
Anthony discusses “Work or Fight: The 1918 Duluth-Mesaba League & How the Great War Brought Great Baseball to the Twin Ports & the Range.” In addition to the war, this was the time of the Cloquet Fire and the Spanish Flu. According to Anthony, “The baseball faithful were treated to the best league the area has ever known as many of the nation’s current major- and minor-league players flocked to Duluth, Duluth’s Riverside neighborhood, Hibbing and Superior to find industrial work deemed essential to the war effort, and to play a little Sunday baseball.”
There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring a bag lunch. Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations). Admittance to this event is free to the public. ARCO coffee is provided.