The Pop History Dig is a content-rich destination website dedicated to public education on the history, politics, and business of popular culture, media and entertainment. The site covers topics ranging from pop music and sports, to presidential campaigns, celebrity advertising, film history, and more.
One of the site’s topical areas includes the history and cultural impact of baseball, including profiles of historic players, the business of baseball, baseball celebrity, baseball & advertising, baseball & pop culture, baseball card history, baseball statues & monuments, famous baseball moments, and home run history of players such as Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth. Here is a sampling of stories currently posted at the site:
“Mantle’s Griffith Shot, April 1953” (Mickey Mantle home run & related career), PopHistoryDig .com, February 12, 2010.
“Reese & Robbie, 1945-2005,” (Jackie Robinson/Pee Wee Reese statue in Brooklyn, NY), PopHistoryDig.com, June 29, 2011.
“Christy Mathewson, Hancock Ad:1958,” (John Hancock magazine ad showcasing famous pitcher & his times ), June 6, 2011.
“Babe Ruth & Tobacco, 1920s-1940s (Ruth in cigar & cigarette ads & other tobacco promotion), Pop HistoryDig.com, September 25, 2010.
“Baseball 1929 – Jimmie Foxx”(baseball history & the Great Depression), PopHistoryDig.com, February 21, 2009.
Pop History Dig stories currently appear on the first & second Google search-results pages, given relevant queries. In recent months the site has attracted visitors from more than 6,000 cities in at least 150 countries, including social historians, media analysts, educators, and academic researchers who find it a credible and useful source on the history and power of contemporary culture.
The Pop History Dig website is currently free & open, offered as a public education resource. However, that could change without improved financial prospects. As owner/operator I am open to possible academic and/or institute-type affiliations or related research/teaching opportunities that might be found at colleges, universities, foundations, media & news organizations, or other venues. If you have any suggestions, can offer assistance, or know of persons or organizations that can be helpful, please contact me at the e-mail address or phone number below. Thank you.
301-865-7028 or 301-865-7027
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