Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
First-Year Seminar


FYS Section A11. Curses, Cornfields, and Called Shots—Baseball as the Stuff of Myth and Legend

This course will focus on the inherent theatricality of baseball. It will do so through a variety of lenses: a novel, a play, films, essays, documentaries, and—most importantly—the tales we tell each other about our relationships with the game. Why has the sport spawned such eloquent literature? Why do its moments—both ecstatic and agonizing—remain so much with us? What’s at the root of its intellectual and emotional pull?

David M. FoxDavid M. Fox
Professor of Theatre