Baseball and Michigan History

April 3, 2007

“For, lo winter is past
The rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of the singing of birds is come,
And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land”
-Song of Solomon.

Each year, the announcer Ernie Harwell started the Tiger baseball season with this verse. It was a right of Spring–as is baseball itself. There probably isn’t a better sport for archivists than baseball. Statistics, records, history. It’s all right there. Here are a few updates provided by the Archives of Michigan staff:

First, there’s our April Image of the Month. We spotlight the Detroit Tigers’ 1945 season. Click here for this feature

If you enjoy our baseball images, then you might consider sending one as an E-Postcard. The E-Postcard page also provides links to current and past baseball Image of the Month pages. You can find all this here

I also have a note that’s not baseball-related, but still very good news to some. We’ve updated our Naturalization Records Index page by adding indexes for Barry and Genesee Counties. Naturalization indexes are now available online for a total of thirty-one Michigan counties (An additional number are available in the Archives reading room.). You can access the online naturalization indexes here

All these features can also be accessed through the Archives of Michigan home page: www.michigan.gov/archivesofmi

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