The University Of Tennessee Baseball Team Essay

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The representation of the University of Tennessee Baseball’s team has been consistent throughout the University’s history. When the Vols baseball team has a successful season the university does not tend to advertise and show them off, but when football or basketball has a successful season it is a completely different story. However, the baseball team likes to represent themselves differently. For example, as a fan walks by the outside of the stadium there are pictures of players that have success in the Major Leagues which represents a theme of “we create great ball players.” Through newspapers, media guides, yearbooks, pictures outside the stadium, and game programs one can infer that the representation is sub par compared to the likes of football and basketball at UT. The Volunteer Yearbooks of the University do not show off the baseball team like they represent the more “popular” sports like football and basketball, both men’s and women’s. According to historical records, the UT baseball team began in 1897 and all that is listed in the yearbook that year is the team’s schedule and results. That is also all there was in the football section of the yearbook so in the very early years, football was not the king of the school quite yet. However, as time goes on the story changes. For example, as early as 1922 the football team had sixteen pages which included pictures of players and a brief description and summary of their season. On the other hand, the baseball team…

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