A dynamic exhibition of baseball photography, memorabilia and artifacts will be held at The Bronx Museum of the Arts beginning Opening Day, April 13. The show which will run for a month, includes uniforms, autographed baseballs, films and personal appearances by sportswriters from ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Latinosports and the Amsterdam News. Bronx historians will discuss the development of the borough as seen through the growth of the sport at the amateur, interscholastic, professional and community levels.
Brian Richards, Museum Curator of the New York Yankees, is the show’s curator. Private collections from Fordham University, The Bronx Historical Society, NYU, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Mrs. Elston (Arlene) Howard and 78 A.D. State Committeeman Ricky Martinez will be on display.
Baseball in the Bronx is generously supported by The NYC Department of Small Business Services’ Avenue NYC Program, the New York Yankees Foundation, The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and Sparrow Construction.
The exhibit is being produced by the 161st Street Business Improvement District and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Dr. Cary Goodman, Executive Director of the BID and Holly Block, Executive Director of the museum will discuss the materials from private collectors and announce the program’s lineup of events and special guests.