December 30, 2014

WILLIE, MICKEY, THE DUKE AND THE DUKE:

Playing Baseball (And How Baseball Coined the Word "Jazz") (Open Culture, December 30th, 2014)

"When they study our civilization two thousand years from now, there will only be three things that Americans will be known for: the Constitution, baseball and jazz music. They're the three most beautiful things Americans have ever created." -- Gerald Early talking to Ken Burns.

In this clip unearthed by the Smithsonian earlier this year, we find two great American traditions intertwined -- baseball and jazz.



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