Baseball in American Culture
Saturday, March 30 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Evan Weiner will discuss how baseball has been embedded in the American culture since the end of the Civil War. There have been poems, songs, comedy routines, movies, TV shows, and books with baseball themes. Baseball was once the king of American sports; that may have ended, but baseball in the culture has never gone away.
Evan Weiner started his career as a sports commentator on WRKL Radio, Rockland County at the age of 15. He is among a very small number of people who cover the politics and business of sports and how that relationship affects not only sports fans but non-sports fans as well. He has a daily podcast called “The Politics of Sports Business” as well as a daily video podcast. He has been a regular on Talk Sports London and writes for The Guardian, a U.K. newspaper. He has appeared as a TV pundit on MSNBC, NewsMax, and ABC. He is the author of eight books and is a frequent college speaker. He won the 2010 Ronald Reagan Media Award from the United States Sports Academy.