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California at Bat: America’s Pastime in the Golden State

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July 29 – December 30, 2018

“California at Bat: America’s Pastime in the Golden State” chronicles the state’s history of baseball from the Gold Rush to the modern era, revealing its legacy of all-stars and the contributions of women, African American, Latino and other players who broke barriers to broaden its enduring appeal. 

Curated and produced by the California Museum, this all-new exhibit features over 200 rarely-seen, Cooperstown-worthy artifacts and photographs. Highlights include uniforms, equipment and ephemera from historic games played by Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Rickey Henderson, Dusty Baker, Tony Gwynn and others. 

In addition, objects from Pacific Coast League teams and from Edmonds Field, home of the Sacramento Solons until 1960, recall the years before Major League Baseball arrived in California.