Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

Let's go to the Oakland Museum

Not satisfied with the Chicago White Sox vs.Houston Astros World Series ?
I strongly recommend you take a peek at the “Baseball As America”exhibit and the
companion exhibitions, like The Latino Experience,
at the Oakland Museum of California.

By Amaury Pi-González -The most highly prized baseball card in the
world, the T206 Honus Wagner, 1909 is at
this exhibit.

-The revered Doubleday Ball, a relic from baseball’s legendary first game in 1839.

-Jackie Robinson’s 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers jersey.

-“Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s shoes.

-Record-setting bats from Babe Ruth, Roger Maris
and MarkMcGwire and Sammy Sosa home run
chase of 1998.

-Artifacts from the All American Girls Professional
Baseball League.

-Japan Tour Program, 1931.

-Orioles in Cuba program.

-First ever catcher mask, invented at Harvard.

-Norman Rockwell’s Game Call Because of Rain,
Tough Call. Painting 1949

Above and much more is in exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California at 1000 Oak Street, just one block from the Lake Merritt, BART station.

“Baseball As America”is an exhibit on tour direct
from Cooperstown. It began September 17 and concludes on January 22, 2006.

The companion exhibits and events are also great with much more of a local Bay Area flavor.
Lots of stuff from the Oakland Athletics and
San Francisco Giants.

These have already taken place: A Pacicifc Coast League players reunion. A Tribute to the Negro Leagues.
Below are coming attractions:

-November 4: Latinos in Baseball. 7-9:30 PM
(Panel) Silent Auction by The Hispanic Heritage
Baseball Museum.

-November 20, The Globalization of Baseball
2-4 PM. (Panel) More than just America’s Game.

-Matty: An Afternoon with Christy Mathewson.
November 27, 2-4 PM. A one-man theatrical
performance, perfect for the whole family.

-Facing Baseball’s Future, January 6 7-9PM
(Panel)Issues confronting the game.

-Safe At Home(Oaklanders who changed the game.
January 15, 2-5PM.
A tribute to a local baseball coach who influenced
the lives of Frank Robinson,Curt Flood and Bill Russell.

Museum hours: Wed through Fri 10am 5 pm
Saturday 10 AM 8 PM
Sunday Noon 6 PM
Admission $ 8 general/ $5 for students with ID
and seniors. Children 5 and under Free.
You can also purchase tickets at the musem website:
Cheaper than a first-run movie and much

No real baseball fan will be dissapointed.
See you there !
I strongly recommend you take BART. Is is just 1 block from the Museum. Don’t park downtown and
get a ticket. Better to support Oakland by going to this exhibition.


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