Friday, March 17, 2006

Jacques Barzun at the Baseball Hall of Fame

Summer 2003, with Tim Wiles, Director of Research
photo courtesy of Mr. Wiles.
Close-up of Barzun.

Barzun gets inside the soul of [baseball] in a way perhaps that no native could, since we are freighted with our collective knowledge of the game, blinded by the normalcy of the game around us.
—Tim Wiles, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, “Letters in the Dirt,” 54

See also Historian Signs Bat for the Hall of Fame.