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Photos from Los Angeles Premiere of “Hano! A Century in the Bleachers”

On Sunday, November 15, 2015, the Baseball Reliquary presented the Los Angeles premiere screening of Jon Leonoudakis’s documentary, Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California. The film explores the life and times of sportswriter, journalist, and social activist Arnold Hano.  A panel discussion followed the screening, […]

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The Baseball Reliquary Presents “Hano! A Century in the Bleachers,” November 15, 2015, Pasadena, CA

The Baseball Reliquary presents the Los Angeles premiere of Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, a documentary film chronicling the extraordinary life and times of Arnold Hano, one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century, on Sunday, November 15, at 2:00 p.m., at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. […]

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Institute for Baseball Studies Unveils Logo

The Institute for Baseball Studies is pleased to unveil its logo, which is the work of Pasadena, California-based graphic designer Kimmer Guccione.  The design incorporates the Whittier College colors of purple and gold, and its dynamic elements convey both illumination and study.  The Institute for Baseball Studies is the first humanities-based research center of its […]

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"Portrait of Dave Winfield" (2013, chewed bubblegum on aluminum panel, 36" x 36")

Artist Pat Riot Donates Dave Winfield Bubblegum Portrait

Los Angeles-based artist Pat Riot, whose work has been previously shown in Baseball Reliquary exhibitions, recently donated his bubblegum portrait of Dave Winfield to the Reliquary.  The Winfield portrait (2013, chewed bubblegum on aluminum panel, 36” x 36”) is a significant addition to the Reliquary’s growing collection of contemporary baseball art, and is on permanent […]

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“Eddie Gaedel Day” Celebration, August 19, 2015

In celebration of the 64th anniversary of Eddie Gaedel’s historic appearance as a pinch-hitter for the St. Louis Browns, the Eddie Gaedel Society, Los Angeles Chapter #3, and the Baseball Reliquary will observe “Eddie Gaedel Day” on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Griffins of Kinsale, a traditional Irish pub, located […]

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Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day: July 19, 2015

The Baseball Reliquary will present the 2015 Induction Day ceremony for its seventeenth class of electees to the Shrine of the Eternals on Sunday, July 19, 2015, 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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Pat Riot: "Eddie Murray," chewed bubblegum on aluminum panel, 48" x 48," 2013.

“A Baseball Buffet” Exhibition: July 5-July 30, 2015

PASADENA CENTRAL LIBRARY, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA The Baseball Reliquary presents a sumptuous feast for the eyes, A Baseball Buffet, an exhibition at the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, from July 5-July 30, 2015.  The exhibition incorporates a variety of themes and subject matter, utilizing photographs, artworks, and artifacts.  Sample the dishes, or consume the […]

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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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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 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
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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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