Hey everyone! My name is Connor Healy, and I’m a junior History Education major. I’m hoping to teach high school, though I’m planning on doing the 4+1 Master’s program here at App State once I graduate with my Bachelor’s degree.

I’m really looking forward to this class, as I am a sports fanatic. My two favorite sports are baseball and ice hockey, but I know a bit about the NFL and soccer as well. Don’t ask me anything about basketball, it’s not my cup of tea.

Pete Alonso is one of my favorite players on the New York Mets. Here’s a picture of him after he broke Aaron Judge’s rookie home run record (53) at the end of the 2019 season.

I think one of the most interesting things in this class is how sports and history can come together as an actual type of history: Sports History. I have never heard of this area of history before this class, and I am definitely going to do more research on the discipline as a whole as this class goes on.