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“Equal to the Game: Women and Baseball” Symposium

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:30-9:00 p.m. Villalobos Hall, 13507 Earlham Drive Whittier College, Whittier, California In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Institute for Baseball Studies will present a symposium, “Equal to the Game: Women and Baseball,” on Wednesday, March 29, from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m., in Villalobos Hall, 13507 Earlham Drive, on the campus […]




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Preserving a Memory and a Legacy

In February 2017, the Institute for Baseball Studies received an extraordinary donation from Robert Patton, the son of K. Robert Patton. Mr. Patton describes the donation as follows: “My father, K. Robert Patton, is a 77-year-old lifelong baseball fan who has been grappling with an increasing level of cognitive decline over the last several years. […]




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Echoes of a Past Time: Mexican American Baseball in East Los Angeles, April 29, 2017, Pasadena, CA

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:00 p.m. 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, California 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 on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, California.  Light […]




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Where Have You Gone, Rip Repulski?

We are pleased to share this timeless essay by Dennis Petticoffer, originally published in the December 1976 (Vol. II, No. 3) issue of Follies magazine. DiMaggio. Mantle. Ruth. Williams. Cobb. They were more than just names: they were legends. If there is a classic tradition, if there is a mythology in American life, it flourishes […]




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Black History Month Celebration, February 2017, Pasadena, CA

In celebration of Black History Month, the Baseball Reliquary and the Institute for Baseball Studies present an exhibition and program on Negro League baseball in February 2017 at the La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, California 91103. A Game of Color Exhibition: February 1-February 28, 2017 The Baseball Reliquary and the Institute for […]




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Candidates for 2017 Election of the Shrine of the Eternals

The Baseball Reliquary, Inc. has announced its list of fifty eligible candidates for the 2017 election of the Shrine of the Eternals, the membership organization’s equivalent to the Baseball Hall of Fame. This year marks the nineteenth annual election of the Shrine, a major national component of the Baseball Reliquary, a Southern California-based organization dedicated […]




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Bazaar Baseball, October 15, 2016

The Baseball Reliquary and Institute for Baseball Studies were among the more than 80 exhibitors at the 11th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library.  The Reliquary and Institute shared adjoining tables, and presented displays featuring Los Angeles baseball icons Steve Bilko and Emmett Ashford, and […]




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“Viva Cuba Béisbol: A Photographic Journey Into the Heart and Soul of Cuban Baseball,” Sept. 27, Burbank, CA

A Lecture/Slide Presentation and Book Signing by Byron Motley Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Burbank Central Library Auditorium 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, California In conjunction with its exhibition, “Feeling the Heat: Cuba’s Baseball Heritage,” the Baseball Reliquary presents “Viva Cuba Béisbol: A Photographic Journey Into the Heart and Soul of Cuban Baseball,” a […]




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“Feeling the Heat: Cuba’s Baseball Heritage,” Aug. 6-Sept. 29, Burbank, CA

Exhibition: August 6-September 29, 2016 Curated by Terry Cannon and Mark Rucker The Baseball Reliquary presents “Feeling the Heat: Cuba’s Baseball Heritage,” an exhibition utilizing photographs, artworks, and artifacts to document aspects of Cuba’s fascinating baseball history, at the Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, California.  Curated by Terry Cannon and Mark Rucker, […]




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Shrine of the Eternals 2016 Induction Day Recap

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JESSE SAUCEDO On July 17, 2016, the Baseball Reliquary hosted its 18th Annual Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day at the Pasadena Central Library’s Donald R. Wright Auditorium.  We are pleased to share this gallery of photographs by Jesse Saucedo, which provides a visual overview of the festivities.      Over 200 Reliquarians […]




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Shrine of the Eternals 2016 Keynote Address

Delivered by Michael Fallon on July 17, 2016, Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California Good afternoon. I am very honored to be here today, and I would like to thank the Baseball Reliquary, and especially Terry Cannon, for extending an invitation to speak to you. I also would like to commend this year’s inductees to the […]




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Women’s Collection Donated to Institute for Baseball Studies

The Institute for Baseball Studies has announced that it has received a major donation of framed and matted prints dedicated to the history of women’s baseball from Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Indiana) archivist, women’s baseball advocate, and collector John Kovach. The 49 prints comprise a major portion of an exhibition, “Linedrives and Lipstick: The […]




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Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day: July 17, 2016

The Baseball Reliquary will present the 2016 Induction Day ceremony for its eighteenth class of electees to the Shrine of the Eternals on Sunday, July 17, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, California.  Admission is open to the public and […]




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Exhibition: “A Baseball Four-Bagger,” July 2-July 30, Pasadena, CA

The Baseball Reliquary presents “A Baseball Four-Bagger,” four separate mini-exhibitions spotlighting baseball history, culture, and art, from July 2-July 30, 2016 at the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, California.  The displays are featured in the North Entrance, Business Wing, and Humanities Wing. The display in the North Entrance is based on Michael […]




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