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Video from “A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100”

PART 1 On September 29, 2019, at the Westerbeck Recital Hall on the campus of Pasadena City College, the Baseball Reliquary presented a musical event in celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial. Singer/songwriter Byron Motley opened the program with a collection of songs reflecting Jackie Robinson’s historic debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 through […]

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Photos from “A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100”

Photographs by Jesse Saucedo On Sunday, September 29, 2019, at the Westerbeck Recital Hall on the campus of Pasadena City College, 175 people were in attendance for a very special musical event in celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial. Included was the world premiere of Stealin’ Home, Bobby Bradford’s tribute to Jackie Robinson, commissioned by […]

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Seven Riffs for Jackie

This essay was written by Albert Kilchesty, the Baseball Reliquary’s archivist and historian,  for the series of concerts featuring Bobby Bradford’s jazz suite, Stealin’ Home. Bradford’s musical composition was commissioned by the Baseball Reliquary in celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial. Doors and walls A handsome young man pauses to salute a photographer, left arm raised […]

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A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100

FREE ADMISSION Date & Time: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 7:00-9:00 p.m Location: Westerbeck Recital Hall, Pasadena City College Information: (626) 791-7647 or terymar@earthlink.net The Baseball Reliquary presents a very special musical event in celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial, A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100, on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 […]

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Photos from the Shrine of the Eternals 2019 Induction Day

Photographs by Jesse Saucedo Over 200 baseball fans packed the Pasadena Public Library’s Donald R. Wright Auditorium on Sunday, July 14, 2019 for the Baseball Reliquary’s 21st annual Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day. We are pleased to share a few photos from the festivities. The ceremony began with a Shrine of the Eternals tradition: […]

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Ralph Carhart: 2019 Hilda Award Acceptance Remarks

Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day, Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California, July 14, 2019 It occurred to me, as I was preparing to come out here today, that there is a similarity between the story of Hilda Chester and the Hall Ball. You see, when the Hall Ball was conceived eight years ago I envisioned […]

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The Shrine of the Eternals Induction Ceremony, July 2019

We are proud to present last Sunday’s event on YouTube! Relive the magic that was this year’s Induction Ceremony. The Baseball Reliquary held its 21st annual Shrine of the Eternals induction ceremony on July 14, 2019 at the Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California. Honorees included the 2019 Hilda Award recipient Ralph Carhart, and the 2019 […]

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2019 Tony Salin Memorial Award Recipient: Bob Busser

The Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary is pleased to announce that Bob Busser has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Tony Salin Memorial Award. The award will be formally presented at the Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in the […]

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2019 Hilda Award Recipient: Ralph Carhart

The Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary is pleased to announce that Ralph Carhart has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Hilda Award. The award will be formally presented at the Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in the Pasadena Central […]

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2019 Shrine of the Eternals Keynote Speaker: Chris Epting

The Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary is pleased to announce that Chris Epting will deliver the Keynote Address at the Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in the Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California. The festivities will include the induction of the 2019 […]

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Shrine of the Eternals Class of 2019

              On May 5, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary announced the 21st class of electees to the Shrine of the Eternals. The Shrine of the Eternals is the national organization’s equivalent to the Baseball Hall of Fame. J.R. Richard, Billy Beane, and Lisa Fernandez were […]

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2019 Paul Dickson Prize

The Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary are pleased to announce that Alexandra Russell and Athena Zecha are co-recipients of the 2019 Paul Dickson Prize. A certificate and cash prize of $150 were formally presented to Alexandra and Athena at the Whittier College Honors Convocation on Friday, April 26, 2019. The prize was […]

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Baseball Reliquary Commissions Musical Work in Memory of Jackie Robinson

In conjunction with the nationwide celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial, the Baseball Reliquary has announced that it has commissioned renowned jazz trumpeter, cornetist, bandleader, composer, and educator Bobby Bradford to write and perform a musical composition in memory of Jackie Robinson. The Baseball Reliquary is a Pasadena, California-based nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to fostering […]

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Candidates for 2019 Election of the Shrine of the Eternals

The Baseball Reliquary, Inc. has announced its list of fifty eligible candidates for the 2019 election of the Shrine of the Eternals, the membership organization’s equivalent to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This year marks the twenty-first annual election of the Shrine, a major national component of the Baseball Reliquary, a Southern California-based organization dedicated […]

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Announcement: We have a YouTube page!

http://bit.ly/baseballreliquaryyoutube The Baseball Reliquary has a host of archival video from events and interviews — all related to the core mission of the Reliquary: to foster an appreciation of American art and culture through the context of baseball history. All of that video is now making its way onto the internet! Thanks to Terry Cannon, […]

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“Eddie Gaedel Day” Celebration, August 19, 2018, Arcadia, California

Eddie Gaedel Society and Baseball Reliquary to Honor Baseball’s Mighty Mite WHERE: Matt Denny’s Ale House Restaurant, Library Room, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA. Phone (626) 462-0250. Parking available in lot (behind restaurant) and on street. Walking distance from Arcadia Gold Line station. Free and open to the public (food and drink extra). Space is limited […]

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Photos from the Shrine of the Eternals 2018 Induction Day

Photographs by Jesse Saucedo Over 200 baseball fans packed the Pasadena Public Library’s Donald R. Wright Auditorium on Sunday, July 22, 2018 for the Baseball Reliquary’s 20th annual Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day. We are pleased to share a few photos from the festivities, courtesy of Jesse Saucedo. The ceremony began with a Shrine […]

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