Past Event

The Next Year that Almost Was: Chicago, Baseball, and 1977

A Road Scholar Program by Timothy Draper

An American retrospective set to the backdrop of the 1977 baseball season in Chicago, when both teams led their divisions late into the season before collapsing: At the intersections of Rust Belt de-industrialization, urban and racial politics, 1960s legacies, and popular culture-occurred fundamental changes in professional sports in an era of American vulnerability.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Kurt Begalka, 815-923-2267.