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Photos from “Stealin’ Home: A Musical Tribute to Jackie Robinson”

Photographs by Jesse Saucedo On Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the Whittier College Memorial Chapel, 160 attendees enjoyed a very special event in celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial, presented by the Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary. Included was a performance of Stealin’ Home, Bobby Bradford’s tribute to Jackie Robinson, commissioned by […]

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A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100

FREE ADMISSION Date & Time: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Location: Boston Court Pasadena Address: 70 N. Mentor Avenue., Pasadena, California Information: (626) 791-7647 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, November 17, 2019, at 7:00 […]

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“San Francisco Year Zero” Discussion & Book Signing with Lincoln Mitchell

FREE ADMISSION Date & Time: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Location: Allendale Branch Library Address: 1130 S. Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, California Information: (626) 791-7647 or (626) 744-7260 “Lincoln Mitchell presents a new and brilliant understanding of San Francisco, America’s most progressive city, by describing and interpreting its culture through the extraordinary prism of politics, baseball, and […]

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Stealin’ Home: A Musical Tribute to Jackie Robinson

FREE ADMISSION Date & Time: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Location: Whittier College Memorial Chapel Address: 12901 Philadelphia Street, Whittier, California Information: (562) 907-4803 or (626) 791-7647 The Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary present a very special event in celebration of the Jackie Robinson Centennial, Stealin’ Home: A Musical Tribute to Jackie Robinson, on Sunday, […]

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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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