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Meet Masanori Murakami

The Institute for Baseball Studies presents legendary pitcher Masanori Murakami and author Robert K. Fitts in a discussion on Japanese baseball and Mashi’s role as Japan’s first U.S. Major Leaguer, on Tuesday, July 7,. 2015, at 7:30 p.m.  The event will be held at Villalobos Hall, 13507 Earlham Dr., on the campus of Whittier College. […]

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Tom Keefe

2015 Hilda Award Recipient: Tom Keefe

The Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary is pleased to announce that Tom Keefe has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Hilda Award.  The award will be formally presented at the Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day on Sunday, July 19, 2015, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium […]

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Shrine of the Eternals Class of 2015

Shrine of the Eternals 2015 Electees

  On May 5, 2015, the Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary announced the seventeenth 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. Sy Berger, Steve Bilko, and Glenn Burke were elected upon receiving the highest number […]

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Institute for Baseball Studies

              The Institute for Baseball Studies, the first humanities-based research center of its kind associated with a college or university in the United States, celebrated its grand opening on the campus of Whittier College on Friday, January 16, 2015.  The festivities included a program featuring a variety of speakers, […]

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Jim Bouton, accepting his induction into the Baseball
Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals, July 29, 2001
(photo courtesy of Larry Goren)

Jim Bouton Interview, August 2003

Jim Bouton’s Major League Baseball career was short-lived. After a 7-7 rookie year, he went 21-7 in 1963 and 18-13 in 1964, helping to lead the New York Yankees to two World Series appearances. A sore arm in 1965 derailed Bouton. From 1965-1968, he compiled a 9-24 record before being traded to the expansion Seattle […]

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Marvin Miller, accepting his induction into the Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Eternals
Marvin Miller, accepting his induction into the
Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals, July 20, 2003
(photo courtesy of Larry Goren)

Marvin Miller Interview, July 2003

Interviewed by David Davis, July 2003 As the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966 to 1983, Marvin Miller challenged the assumption that athletes are chattel and that labor unions have no place within sports. Going head-to-head with team owners and commissioners, he emerged with victory after victory that benefited the […]

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