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Beyond the Diamond
In the decades after World War II, baseball's popularity continued to grow as it's influence in American life extended away from the playing field. Prominent historical figures like Coretta Scott King and Dr. Wernher von Braun reached out to the baseball community, while tragic accidents and court proceedings impacted the legacies of famous former players like Mel Ott and Ty Cobb. Meanwhile, baseball facts and statistics were so popular that the Public Health Service used them to supplement their educational publications about health concerns such as syphilis, tuberculosis, and heart disease.
Dr. Wernher von Braun

Dr. Wernher von Braun

1961

Selected Pages from Facts on American Sports and Health

Sports Facts

1950-1952

Job Corps Baseball Game

Job Corps Baseball Game

Undated

Atlanta National League Club, Inc. and Ted Turner v. Bowie K. Kuhn

Ted Turner v. Bowie Kuhn

1977

Letters to Mrs. Coretta Scott King

MLK Holiday Commission

1987

Mel Ott's Death

Mel Ott's Death

1958-1963

Ty Cobb's Estate

Ty Cobb's Estate

1963

 
Little League Court Case

Little League Court Case

1972