Batter up! It's Opening Day in Denver - a perfect time for this fascinating article from Smithsonian magazine. It highlights the similarities between baseball and jazz - they both involve swing - and the importance of baseball to many of the touring jazz bands. We recommend the entire article, which can be found here.
This home movie ([Harry Carney Home Movies], Ruth Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History) shows Duke Ellington and his cornetist Rex Stewart enjoying a friendly game.