Wednesday, July 8th: History. Skylar Browning and Jeremy Watterson read from their new book Montana Baseball History. 7 pm.
Round the Bases in Big Sky Country
The Wild West had nothing on Montana’s first baseball games. Fights, booze, cheating and gambling fueled the state’s inaugural professional league in 1892. The turn of the century brought star-studded barnstorming tours and threats of bloodshed. Big Sky Country embraced a distinctly different version of the old ballgame, and Montana players who made their way to big league diamonds helped change the sport on and off the field. From the Lewis and Clark expedition to Dave McNally’s historic career, award-winning journalist Skylar Browning and researcher Jeremy Watterson reveal Montana’s relationship with America’s pastime.