Historical Society of Kent County
October 11, 2017
The Historical Society is pleased to announce a special lecture, “Hot Air and Hubris: Baseball and the Rural Culture of the Eastern Shore”, that will coordinate with our window exhibit “When Hometown Baseball Was King.” on Friday, October 20th, 2017, 5 P.M. at Bordley Building.
Marty Payne and Donnie Davidson, both representing the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame, will be with us to discuss baseball and just what it means to this area. The talk will focus on how technology brought baseball to the Eastern Shore, the social and economic impact that this had on the region, and the quality of players and teams.
Mr. Payne is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research and has presented his findings to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mr. Davidson is one of the premier collectors of Eastern Shore baseball historical items and is the historian for the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame.