Fan-assisted exhibit ‘Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American’ opens at National Jewish History Museum in March. Plenty of artifacts, interactive exhibits and educational opportunities will be part of the display in Philadelphia.
From Mark Fidrych to Willie Stargell, 2013′s baseball books cover nearly every topic imaginable – and they are all fun to read! Here’s the conclusion to SCD’s annual Best of the Year list.
Among the best baseball books published this year were two on Ted Williams and one each on Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg and the DiMaggios – superstars long before the advent of World War II. Check these out and two dozen more in this review.
The National Museum of American Jewish History is planning a major exhibit called “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Jews in America” and are looking for baseball fans’ help in sharing memories, artifacts and memorabilia.
The “Opening Day” Auction is now live, courtesy of Love of the Game Auctions. The sale features a great single-owner prewar collection, beautiful, glossy T3s and signed memorabilia from Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Hank Greenberg’s birth, the Jewish-American Hall of Fame has issued just 331 (Greenberg’s lifetime total of home runs) 2-inch high relief silver-plated bronze medals with the inscription “HANK GREENBERG CENTENNIAL” on the edge.