Baseball historian Jim Egan discusses the history of baseball in Cleveland. He discusses the early architectural features in the city, including horse hitching posts, flat-roofed housing, and chimneys. He discusses the creation of the modern game, baseball clubs (both locally and nationally), amateur baseball, and the formation of city leagues. He also discusses the connections between baseball and ethnicity, civic boosterism, local ballparks, and labor unions. Other topics include the Cleveland's Euclid Corridor Transportation Project, Egan family history, the rivalry between the city's east side and west side, memories from his young adulthood, and the Tremont neighborhood.
Egan, Jim (interviewee)
Calder, James (interviewer)
"Jim Egan Interview, 24 July 2007" (2007). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 910002.
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