UW vs. Illinois Baseball Game
Ron Barbian, first baseman for the University of Wisconsin baseball team, gets thrown out at third base during a University of Wisconsin vs. University of Illinois game at Breese Stevens Field in May 1951. View the original source document: WHI 70846
For more than a century, the University of Wisconsin fielded baseball teams. Author Steven D. Schmitt's new book A History of Badger Baseball The Rise and Fall of America’s Pastime at the University of Wisconsin is a comprehensive history, combining colorful stories from the archives, interviews with former players and coaches, a wealth of historic photographs, and the statistics beloved by fans of the game. On the anniversary of the UW’s 1950 College World Series appearance, join Schmitt as he shares the story of the sport from its founding in 1870 to the UW’s decision to discontinue baseball in 1991. A book signing will follow the presentation.
A History of Badger Baseball: The Rise and Fall of America's Pastime at the University of Wisconsin
By Steven D. Schmitt; Published by UW Press
Next Event in the Series
The next event in the series will take place Tuesday, June 20.
Wisconsin Historical Museum
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St
Madison, WI 53703
Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store ― located on Madison's Capitol Square
The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.