Skip to main content
Primary Sources: American Sports
Search this Guide
Primary Sources: American Sports: Literature
Primary source materials related to sports in the U.S.A.
Online Sources: Sports in Literature
The First Publication of “Casey at the Bat”
Digital Copy of the page 4 of the June 3, 1888, issue of San Francisco’s The Daily Examiner provided by the Library of Congress.
Poet William Carlos Williams Describes the Crowd at the Ballpark
"Poet William Carlos Williams evoked the growing diversity of baseball’s fans and their impact on the game in “The Crowd at the Ball Park,” published in the Dial in 1923."
Book Sources: Sports in Literature
A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library.
Click the title for location and availability information.
Baseball: A Literary Anthology
Nicholas Dawidoff (Editor)
Call Number: PS509.B37 B37 2002
Casey at the Bat
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Call Number: NC975.5.N45 A4 2002
Publication Date: 2002-05-07
Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf
Call Number: PS3571.P4 G65 1996
W. P. Kinsella
Call Number: PR9199.3.K443 S56 1996
Call Number: Online - free - HathiTrust
Search for More
Suggested terms to look for include - diary, diaries, letters, papers, documents, documentary or correspondence.
Combine these these terms with the event or person you are researching. (example: civil war diary)
Also search by subject for specific people and events, then scan the titles for those keywords or others such as memoirs, autobiography, report, or personal narratives.
Apr 13, 2020 2:10 PM
Login to LibApps
Report a problem.