Saturday, July 7, 2007

Baseball Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York

Tonight we went to the Museum of the City of New York at 5th Avenue and 103rd Street where they featured an exhit titled Glory Days New York Baseball 1947-57. (http://www.mcny.org/exhibitions/current/565.html)  Since I was born in 1949, I can just barely remember the very end of that era when New York had 3 baseball teams.  10 out of the 11 World Series from that era featured at least one of the Dodgers, Giants, or Yankees.  The exhibit featured many artifacts such as bats, balls, gloves, uniforms,ticket stubs and newspaper headlines.  I especially liked an exhibit where one can hear the radio calls of Bobby Thomsons 1951 famous Home Run by Russ Hodges (Giants) and Red Barber (Dodgers)

I was wearing one of my shirts given out at the Jay Buckley baseball tour.  I met two brothers from Staten Island who went on a few of his tours in the past.  We also saw an exhibt of the Forward, a Yiddish language newspaper that was very popular with Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.

1 comment:

dlafarm@netzero.net said...

Well now you understand why this sports challenged little girl thought all World Series had to have the Yankees and one of those other NYC teams playing!  This exhibit simply reinforces those childhood memories.  Thanks for sharing.
Louise from Minnesota!
PS - "Hi" to Karen and Lee

 
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