Baseball and trains have a shared history in the U.S. From the early days of baseball until the 1950s, baseball teams traveled by train and many teams were named for train lines. A collaborative presentation of the National Ballpark Museum and the Forney Museum of Transportation, “Where Baseball Hits the Tracks” treated about 30 visitors to some entertaining history about America’s pastime.
Four years ago, the Riptide girls competitive softball team was formed—and they didn’t win a single tournament game that year.
The Jets Lacrosse Club, which started in 2009 with “a handful” of players, now has 14 teams with a total of about 250 players, mostly from Stapleton, Park Hill and Lowry, says U13 coach Stephen Flannery.
“I don’t know where it comes from,” Kellye Giles says, “when I am on the deck I’m a whole new person.”
The Pueblo Blues, the Lipton Teas, The Colorado Black Diamonds, The ABCs and the Denver White Elephants are some of the many Black baseball teams that played in Colorado.
The History Colorado Center in downtown Denver was presented with an interesting proposition: Collector Marshall Fogel would allow the museum to use his substantial baseball collection, but only during the 2018 Rockies’ season.
“The pentathlon is the only sport that was created for the Olympic games,” says Elaine Cheris, a former Olympic fencer who trains pentathletes. “It’s a crazy combination of sports that couldn’t be more different from each other.”
Westerly Creek Elementary third grader Kam’ryn Martin proudly admits she has “fire feet.” She’s not the only one.
Watching the 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang has been an exciting experience for many Denverites. Now many are pondering what it would be like for Denver to host its own Winter Games in 2030.
When I walked through the front door of the National Ballpark Museum I was instantly transported to the days when I was a 14-year-old baseball fanatic.