Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
American New England Studies
Kent C. Ryden
Baseball, Maine, American sports, Boothbay Harbor, identity, community
During the summer months of the first decade of the twentieth century, the Boothbay Harbor region was invigorated with baseball fever. By 1900, Americans had come to understand baseball as its national game, and Boothbay Harbor discovered and nourished the game in the final decades of the nineteenth century. But as the twentieth century began, baseball became more than a game: it was a business, a spectacle, and an opportunity for inhabitants of the region to define themselves based upon the team they supported.
Hoffman, Christopher G.F., ""The Struggle for the Supremacy of the Coast": Baseball and Identity in Boothbay Harbor, Maine" (2014). All Theses & Dissertations. 68.