Wyoming Beitel Elementary School, Laramie
"Our class decided on the following idea to represent America at the end
of the 20th century: Baseball is a sport that developed in the late 19th
century and has become a symbol of 20th century America. Especially through the media of radio and television, millions of Americans follow baseball closely—the heroes, the batting averages, runs batted in, and the World Series. Baseball has provided a unique opportunity for members of minority groups to get ahead in American society, and baseball is a sport that, while centered in the United States, has a true international appeal. It is especially popular in such places as Cuba and Japan."