Events

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March 4-March 30, 2017: Equal to the Game: Women and Baseball (Exhibition): The Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary present “Equal to the Game: Women and Baseball,” an exhibition of photographs, artifacts, and artworks. Wardman Library, Whittier College, 7031 Founders Hill Road, Whittier, California. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-Midnight; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, Noon-Midnight. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (562) 907-4247.

March 13-April 27, 2017: Equal to the Game: Women and Baseball (Exhibition): The Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary present “Equal to the Game: Women and Baseball,” an exhibition of photographs. Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, Whittier College, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, California. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (562) 907-4203.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:30-9:00 p.m.: Equal to the Game: Women and Baseball (Symposium): The Institute for Baseball Studies, in collaboration with the USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society and the International Women’s Baseball Center, present a panel of alumnae from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and scholarly presentations on women and baseball by Dr. Kat Williams, Jean Hastings Ardell, Dr. Callie Batts Maddox, and Dr. Debra Shattuck. Free admission. Villalobos Hall, Whittier College, 13507 Earlham Drive, Whittier, California. For inquiries or further information, contact Joe Price at jprice@whittier.edu or (562) 907-4803.

April 8-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 important 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.

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.: Leo Durocher in Hollywood (Discussion and Screening): In conjunction with the exhibition “Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son,” the Baseball Reliquary presents “Leo Durocher in Hollywood,” a collection of television treasures from 1954 to 1963. Television archivist Dan Einstein will introduce three programs from the extensive holdings of the UCLA Film and Television Archive: a 1954 episode of The Jack Benny Show, starring Durocher, Charlie Dressen, Fred Haney, Bob Lemon, and Beans Reardon in a takeoff of The Caine Mutiny; a clip from The Dinah Shore Chevy Show from 1960, featuring Dinah, Durocher, and the Los Angeles Dodgers fooling around and singing; and the hilarious 1963 episode of Mister Ed, entitled “Leo Durocher Meets Mister Ed.” Copies of the book Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son, signed by author Paul Dickson, will be available for sale. Free admission. Burbank Central Library Auditorium, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, California. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (818) 238-5600.

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:00 p.m.: Echoes of a Past Time: Mexican American Baseball in East Los Angeles (Discussion and Book Signing): The Baseball Reliquary and the Allendale Branch Library present a discussion of the long and rich legacy of Mexican American baseball and softball in East Los Angeles. Featured speakers will include Dr. Richard Santillan and Tomas Benitez. Dr. Santillan will also sign copies of his new book, Mexican American Baseball in East Los Angeles (Arcadia Publishing, 2016). Free admission. Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, California. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647 or (626) 744-7260.

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. 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.

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”

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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