Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Online:Our (Inter) National Pastime: Baseball from Inception to the Modern Era


Price for Members: $100.00
Date/Time: Fridays, September 29th, October 6,13,20,27 and Nov 3rd. 11:00-12:30

Instructor: Katie Krall, MBA- University of Chicago, Adjunct Professor Northwestern’s Masters of Sports Administration Program
Location: Osher Online- Zoom – Not Recorded 

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Course Description

Since its inception, baseball has impacted race, politics, economics, and culture both in the United States and around the world. In this survey course we will analyze the evolution of the sport as well as the modern game with its emphasis on data and scouting.

The Session Topics:

  • The Modern Baseball Coach
  • History of Stats in Baseball
  • Cuban Baseball – Sports, Politics, and Economics
  • Scouting – How to Watch a Game as an Informed Fan and Talent Evaluator
  • The Negro Leagues – Race and Baseball in America
  • Sports Science – Technology and Biomechanics

Osher Online- Zoom – Not Recorded 

Additional information

Course Term

Fall 2023

Event Type


Day of the Week


Event Details

Date: 2023-09-29

Start time: 11:00 p.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.

Venue: Osher Online


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