For the first time, more than 500 artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum have left their legendary venue in Cooperstown, N. Y., and are traveling to the home towns of fans across the nation. “Baseball As America” is the first major exhibition to examine the relationship between baseball and American culture. It will be on view at the Minnesota History Center from November 24, 2006, through March 4, 2007. The national tour of “Baseball As America” is sponsored by Ernst and Young.
Included are baseball “firsts,” such as the first ball pitched by Cy Young in the first World Series in 1903; historic photographs and artifacts from Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio and a host of other heroes; baseball nostalgia of all kinds; and interactive displays where visitors can heft a bat or learn how to throw a curve ball.
For more information visit the Minnesota History Center “Baseball As America” exhibit website here.