Events

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April 15-May 25, 2017: Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son (Exhibition): The Baseball Reliquary and the Institute for Baseball Studies present “Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son,” an exhibition based on Paul Dickson’s biography of one of the most colorful and controversial figures in baseball history. The exhibition utilizes photographs, artifacts, and artworks, in addition to text from Dickson’s book, to reveal Durocher’s extraordinary life and times. Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, California. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; closed Sunday. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (818) 238-5600.

July 3-July 30, 2017: Game Changers (Exhibition): The Baseball Reliquary and the Institute for Baseball Studies present “Game Changers,” an exhibition of photographs, artworks, and artifacts. Included will be a display of memorabilia from Emmett Ashford, the first African American umpire in Major League Baseball, and a gallery of photographs taken at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan in the 1970s by Tom Hagerty. Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, California. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647.

Umpire Emmett Ashford will be one of the subjects of the “Game Changers” exhibition.

Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m.: Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day: The Baseball Reliquary presents the 19th Annual Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day ceremony, honoring the 2017 class of inductees to its organizational hall of fame: Vin Scully, Bob Uecker, and Charlie Brown. Also honored will be the recipients of the 2017 Hilda Award (Cam Perron) and the 2017 Tony Salin Memorial Award (Dr. Richard Santillan). Detroit-based writer, historian, and preservationist Dave Mesrey will deliver the Keynote Address. Free admission. Donald R. Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, California. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647.

September 2-October 26, 2017: Baseball: A Global Pastime (Exhibition): The Baseball Reliquary and the Institute for Baseball Studies present “Baseball: A Global Pastime,” an exhibition of photographs, artworks, and artifacts. Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, California. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; closed Sunday. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (626) 821-5567.

Ben Sakoguchi: “Asia Ball Brand”

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m.: Baseball: A Global Pastime (Panel Discussion): In conjunction with the exhibition “Baseball: A Global Pastime,” the Baseball Reliquary presents a panel discussion including former major leaguer Roger Repoz discussing his experiences playing baseball in Japan, and author and historian Byron Motley sharing stories about baseball in Cuba.  More details will be posted soon. Free admission. Cay Mortenson Auditorium, Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, California. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (626) 821-5567.

Ben Sakoguchi: “Commie Ball Brand”

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Los Angeles Archives Bazaar: The Baseball Reliquary and the Institute for Baseball Studies will have exhibitor tables at the 12th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, a day-long celebration of Southern California history presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries. Free admission. Doheny Memorial Library, USC University Park Campus, Los Angeles, California. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647.

ONGOING EVENTS:

The Baseball Reliquary presents a display of Negro Leagues memorabilia, and Jackie Robinson artworks and artifacts, including Michael Guccione’s “Jackie Robinson Icon” and William Robert Steele’s replica of Ebbets Field.  Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, California. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.  For further information, phone (626) 744-7300.

Display of Negro Leagues memorabilia at Jackie Robinson Center, Pasadena, California.

Display of Negro Leagues memorabilia at Jackie Robinson Center, Pasadena, California.

 

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