Anthony Bush played amateur baseball for 19 years. He was a pitching coach for the Proctor Rails for 13 years. He has written for many publications and Thursday November 17th he will be speaking in the Underground at the Depot. He will be part of Lunch With History People. He will be talking about baseball history in the northland.

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Anthony is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and has been published on their website ( His piece on the history of the Wade Stadium was included in the Duluth Huskies’ souvenir game program. Last summer, he spoke at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum on baseball history.

Anthony discusses “Work or Fight: The 1918 Duluth-Mesaba League & How the Great War Brought Great Baseball to the Twin Ports & the Range.”  In addition to the war, this was the time of the Cloquet Fire and the Spanish Flu.  According to Anthony, “The baseball faithful were treated to the best league the area has ever known as many of the nation's current major- and - minor-league players flocked to Duluth, Duluth's Riverside neighborhood, Hibbing and Superior to find industrial work deemed essential to the war effort, and to play a little Sunday baseball.” 

The event will be held in the Underground on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota.

There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch.  Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations).  Admittance to this event is free to the public.  ARCO coffee is provided.

For more information contact:Julie Bolos 218-733-7568 or email