Visitors to the Baseball As America
exhibit share their most memorable moments as
players, fans and observers of the game of
Baseball As America
is a national celebration
of America 's romance with baseball. Organized by the National
Baseball Hall of Fame and drawn from its unparalleled
collections, this unprecedented exhibition marks the first
time that these Hall of Fame treasures have left their
legendary home in Cooperstown, New York.
exploration of a broad range of themes, including immigration,
nationalism, integration, technology and popular culture,
Baseball As America reveals how
baseball has served as both a reflection and a shaper of
Baseball As America examines
such aspects of the game as the rituals of fans and players;
myth making and the role of heroes; the impact of technology
on performance; segregation, integration and baseball's role
as a ladder of mobility for ethnic groups; the game's
evolution as a business; the physics of the home run and the
curveball; and baseball's presence throughout popular culture
as a subject and metaphor, among many other aspects.
Ultimately, Baseball As America
reveals how the development of American culture
owes so much to a 19th century game, affecting everything from
our language and literature to movies, mass communication and
information, visit the tour Web site at http://www.baseballasamerica.org/.
exhibit is on the first floor of the museum and runs through
October 3, 2004.
national tour of Baseball As America is sponsored by Ernst
The Washington DC appearance of Baseball As
America is sponsored by Bank of America