About

I am, first and foremost, a baseball fan.  I am also a sociologist.  Therefore, I am The Baseball Sociologist, also known as Baseball Rebecca.  In my journey to find myself, I studied community sociology, sport sociology, and demography at The Catholic University of America.   I taught introductory sociology and sport sociology while working in the fields of civil rights, immigration, and statistics.  I consulted on baseball history projects for the Babe Ruth Museum, Sports Legends at Camden Yards, and the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission.  I even wrote a book on minor league baseball!

But after all that, I realized I primarily am an Orioles fan, and a fan of the game.

I am baseballrebecca.

PS  In case you were wondering, the photo in the header was taken at Camden Yards in May 2011.  Go O’s!!

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Congrats on landing on Freshly Pressed. As a Marylander myself and huge sports fan, The Orioles have been near and dear to my heart for as long as I can remember. I have high hopes for this season! Anyway, nice to read your stuff, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  2. Very nice site Rebecca. We share some things in common such as teaching the social sciences and loving baseball. Also, as a Pirates fan, I can relate to what it’s like for you to support the Orioles lately. Sigh…

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  3. I am a sociology major and love baseball. I’m trying to figure out a career path with a sociology background where I can be involved with the my passion for baseball. Any suggestions?

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    1. Hi Loren! Glad to hear you love the two most important things in the world – baseball and sociology! Sociology will fit in with a lot of roles in baseball. You could get involved in writing, community relations, or public relations. The best way to get involved is to do some volunteering or do an internship. Several teams, like the Memphis Redbirds, have fantastic intern programs. You might also consider a sports museum. Identify the skills you prefer – whether its writing, research, or interacting with people – and that will help you narrow down the many options. Good luck and let me know if you have more questions!

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  4. My son is 11 but he is a HUGE baseball fan & player & has a social studies project that he has to do. He’d like to be able to do the project on baseball & somehow enter in the sociology category. Problem is, I don’t kniw where to start w/ ideas. Could u please help with some ideas? Any help is greatly appreciated !!!
    Christy

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    1. Hi Christy! That’s very cool that your son is interested in doing a project on baseball! Something on the demographics of baseball towns might be interesting. Or the percentage of minorities in baseball. Below are a few of my posts that might give him some good ideas. Let me know if you have more questions!

      Race: http://baseballsociologist.mlblogs.com/2013/04/15/jackie-robinson-day/
      Social service: http://baseballsociologist.mlblogs.com/2012/11/12/baseballs-response-to-hurricane-sandy/
      Visual sociology: http://baseballsociologist.mlblogs.com/2013/09/10/stadiums-visual-baseball-sociology/
      Social/economic impact: http://baseballsociologist.mlblogs.com/2013/02/04/what-is-the-economic-impact-of-spring-training/
      Demographics: http://baseballsociologist.mlblogs.com/2013/10/23/red-sox-or-cardinals/
      Race: http://baseballsociologist.mlblogs.com/2013/10/23/red-sox-or-cardinals/

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