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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:19 pm    Post subject: Baseball as America Reply with quote

If you're a fan of baseball, It is highly recommended that you check out Baseball as America coming up at the Oakland Museum of California

http://www.museumca.org/exhibit/exhi_bball_america.html

Exhibition Highlights

* The revered Doubleday Ball, a relic from baseball's mythical first game in 1839
* Jackie Robinson's 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers jersey
* Artifacts from the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
* Record-setting bats from Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, and the Mark McGwire-Sammy Sosa home run chase of 1998
* President Franklin Roosevelt's January 15, 1942, "Green Light" letter calling for the continuation of professional baseball as a way to heighten morale during World War II
* Norman Rockwell's droll 1949 painting “The Three Umpires”
* "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's shoes
* The most highly prized baseball card in the world—the T206 Honus Wagner, 1909
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