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Paul Dickson Prize

The Baseball Reliquary will endow an annual cash prize in the amount of $200.00 at Whittier College, which will be administered by the Institute for Baseball Studies.  The Paul Dickson Prize is named after the renowned author and historian, whose papers form the centerpiece research collection at the Institute. The prize has been established to […]

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Jim “Mudcat” Grant Honorary Degree Ceremony Recap

On February 8, 2016, before an audience of over 200 at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, Whittier College presented a doctorate of humane letters, honoris causa, to Jim “Mudcat” Grant, in a visit and ceremony coordinated in conjunction with the Institute for Baseball Studies.  Video documentation of the ceremony, courtesy of […]

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Institute for Baseball Studies Presents “A Game of Color: Selections from the Michael Brown Negro Leagues Collection,” February 8-March 24, 2016, Whittier, CA

Exhibition Dates: February 8-March 24, 2016 Location: Wardman Library, Whittier College Address: 7031 Founders Hill Road, Whittier, CA 90602 Information: (562) 907-4803 or (626) 791-7647 The Institute for Baseball Studies presents an exhibition, “A Game of Color: Selections from the Michael Brown Negro Leagues Collection,” featuring signed baseballs and photographs, statues and figurines, and a […]

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Candidates for 2016 Election of the Shrine of the Eternals

The Baseball Reliquary, Inc. has announced its list of fifty eligible candidates for the 2016 election of the Shrine of the Eternals, the membership organization’s equivalent to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This year marks the eighteenth annual election of the Shrine, a major national component of the Baseball Reliquary, a Southern California-based organization dedicated […]

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Photos from Los Angeles Premiere of “Hano! A Century in the Bleachers”

On Sunday, November 15, 2015, the Baseball Reliquary presented the Los Angeles premiere screening of Jon Leonoudakis’s documentary, Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California. The film explores the life and times of sportswriter, journalist, and social activist Arnold Hano.  A panel discussion followed the screening, […]

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The Baseball Reliquary Presents “Hano! A Century in the Bleachers,” November 15, 2015, Pasadena, CA

The Baseball Reliquary presents the Los Angeles premiere of Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, a documentary film chronicling the extraordinary life and times of Arnold Hano, one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century, on Sunday, November 15, at 2:00 p.m., at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. […]

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Institute for Baseball Studies Unveils Logo

The Institute for Baseball Studies is pleased to unveil its logo, which is the work of Pasadena, California-based graphic designer Kimmer Guccione.  The design incorporates the Whittier College colors of purple and gold, and its dynamic elements convey both illumination and study.  The Institute for Baseball Studies is the first humanities-based research center of its […]

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Artist Pat Riot Donates Dave Winfield Bubblegum Portrait

Los Angeles-based artist Pat Riot, whose work has been previously shown in Baseball Reliquary exhibitions, recently donated his bubblegum portrait of Dave Winfield to the Reliquary.  The Winfield portrait (2013, chewed bubblegum on aluminum panel, 36” x 36”) is a significant addition to the Reliquary’s growing collection of contemporary baseball art, and is on permanent […]

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“Eddie Gaedel Day” Celebration, August 19, 2015

In celebration of the 64th anniversary of Eddie Gaedel’s historic appearance as a pinch-hitter for the St. Louis Browns, the Eddie Gaedel Society, Los Angeles Chapter #3, and the Baseball Reliquary will observe “Eddie Gaedel Day” on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Griffins of Kinsale, a traditional Irish pub, located […]

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2015 Hilda Award Recipient: Tom Keefe

The Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary is pleased to announce that Tom Keefe has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Hilda Award.  The award will be formally presented at the Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day on Sunday, July 19, 2015, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium […]

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Shrine of the Eternals 2015 Electees

  On May 5, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary announced the seventeenth 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. Sy Berger, Steve Bilko, and Glenn Burke were elected upon receiving the highest number […]

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Institute for Baseball Studies

              The Institute for Baseball Studies, the first humanities-based research center of its kind associated with a college or university in the United States, celebrated its grand opening on the campus of Whittier College on Friday, January 16, 2015.  The festivities included a program featuring a variety of speakers, […]

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