“California At Bat” at the California Museum

Museum News

By Kitty O’Neal, KFBK Newsradio
July 30, 2018

The California Museum newest exhibit is  “California at Bat: America’s Pastime in the Golden State.” 

The all-new exhibit chronicles California’s baseball history from the Gold Rush to present, revealing its legacy of all-stars and the contributions of female, African American and other players who broke barriers to broaden its enduring appeal. 

The exhibit features more than 200 rarely-seen artifacts, highlights include uniforms, equipment and ephemera from Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax and others, along with objects from Pacific Coast League teams and from Edmonds Field, home of the Sacramento Solons until 1960.

Listen to the interview with Steven Wong, baseball expert, author, and historian.