Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Goerge (for George)

George Steinbrenner died yesterday, ending an era for the New York Yankees. I grew up in the Boston area, which has a major rivalry with New York (at least in our minds), and with the Yankees in particular. Even there, though, I remember Steinbrenner being spoken of with great respect. While you are closing his dates, you might want to check the other Georges in your catalog. Goerge is in the high-probability section of the Ballard list, appearing 73 times in OhioLINK and 336 times in WorldCat. Most of them appear to be in transcribed areas rather than headings, but in WorldCat, there are over 100 in headings. Steinbrenner always had high expectations for his team, and we should have the same for our catalogs.

Liz Bodian
Chicago Public Library

(Image of George Steinbrenner from Wikimedia Commons)

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