"When jazz and baseball were perfect"

Apr 4, 2014
Charlotte Brooks, LOOK magazine / Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

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

Baseball arrived in Denver long before the big league Colorado Rockies. Babe Ruth barnstormed through Denver. So did Josh Gibson, Satchell Paige and the 1937 Trujillo All-Stars from the Dominican Republic. And Coors Field is the fifth baseball park Denver has seen.