Events

CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE 2017 EVENT LISTINGS!

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 displays of memorabilia from Babe Ruth and Emmett Ashford, the first African American umpire in Major League Baseball; a gallery of photographs taken at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan in the 1970s by Tom Hagerty; and a brand new artwork by Greg Jezewski. 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.

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 7:00-9:30 p.m.: Eddie Gaedel Day: The Baseball Reliquary and the Los Angeles Chapter of the Eddie Gaedel Society observe the anniversary of Eddie Gaedel’s historic pinch-hitting appearance for the St. Louis Browns on August 19, 1951. Join us for a fun-filled evening of small talk, short speeches, and half-pint beers. Matt Denny’s Ale House Restaurant, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, California. For further information, phone (818) 886-2998.

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, author and historian Byron Motley sharing stories about baseball in Cuba, and former international baseball scout Mark Garcia.  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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