Opening Day! A Video Tour of Library’s Baseball Americana

Major League Baseball starts today, which makes it the start of spring, never mind the official calendar. We remind you that your friendly national Library is just a long fly ball from Nationals Park, where the Nats open today against the New York Mets.

If you haven’t made it to our Baseball Americana exhibit, it’s going strong till July 27. You can see all sorts of early gloves, uniforms and bats; check out historic documents such as Branch Rickey’s 1963 scouting report on Hank Aaron (“…one of the greatest hitters in baseball today….[but] frequently acts frozen on pitches”); and get your picture taken as if on a baseball card.

In between innings, here’s a quick video tour. We hope to see you at the ballpark … and at the Library.

 

One Comment

  1. Nick Crebo
    April 4, 2019 at 7:19 am

    This is in the Library of Congress (a MUST STOP for me in DC) I thought you’d be interested in the baseball exhibit video.

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