The Bard, the Bible, and Baseball, Part 1


Baseball starts this week! Well, Spring Training, anyway. So what could be more appropriate here on The Bard and the Bible blog than a post about “The Bard, the Bible, and Baseball?”

Maybe you didn’t know that both the King James Version of the Bible and the Bard’s works mentioned baseball repeatedly. No? Well, stick around. We begin today by sharing a list of major league teams that are mentioned in the Bard and the Bible:

Los Angeles Angels 
(“The angels shall come forth” Matthew 13:49;
“Here are the angels that you sent for” The Comedy of Errors)

Toronto Blue Jays
(“We’ll teach him to know turtles from jays” The Merry Wives of Windsor)

Atlanta Braves
(“Sirrah, I will not bear these braves of thine” The Taming of the Shrew)

Milwaukee Brewers
(“When brewers mar their malt with water” King Lear)

St. Louis Cardinals 
(“Two great cardinals Wait” Henry VIII)

Chicago Cubs
(“Pluck the young sucking cubs from the she-bear” The Merchant of Venice)

San Francisco Giants
(“Giants may jet through” Cymbeline;
“There were giants in the earth in those days” Genesis 6:4)

Seattle Mariners
(“Then the mariners were afraid” Jonah 1:5;
“There shalt thou find the mariners asleep” The Tempest)

Pittsburgh Pirates 
(“I must Rid all the sea of pirates” Antony and Cleopatra)

Detroit Tigers
(“Dost thou not perceive That Rome is but a wilderness of tigers?” Titus Andronicus)

Minnesota Twins
(“A pair of twins appear’d” Antony and Cleopatra)

Stay tuned. Next week, we’ll feature references to baseball play in the Bard and the Bible.

About writerhoss

I am a writer from southwestern Ohio, and a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and retreats. My books include The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional).
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