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Baker is teaming up with Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for showcase here

May 10, 2010

The Baker University baseball program is teaming up with the National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to showcase the great American pastime in Baldwin City.

From May 15 to June 13, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s traveling exhibit, “Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of the Negro Baseball Leagues,” will be on display at Holt-Russell Gallery at Parmenter Hall on the Baldwin City campus.

The exhibit has traveled nationally to help bring the rich history of black baseball to hundreds of people outside of Kansas City. Discover Greatness features nearly 90 framed photographs showcasing the history of African-American baseball from the late 1800s to the 1960s.

The exhibit, which includes a video on the museum, and pennants and replica posters, is divided into five sections:

Pre-1900: The Beginnings of Black Baseball

1901-1919: The Great Independents

1920-1931: A League of Their Own

1932-1946: Heyday

1947: The Color Line Falls

Admission is free for Baker University students, faculty and staff and their families. A $7 donation is recommended from the general public. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Area youth sports teams (up to 20 players) and their coaches will be admitted for $50. On May 22-23, Baker alumni, their family members and friends will be admitted free for Alumni Weekend.

Major sponsors for the exhibit are Dengel and Son Morturary; Amos Family Funeral Home; Dr. Jeremy Rodrock, chiropractor; Dr. Mike and Joan Lambert; and Mid-America Bank.

Here is the exhibit schedule:

Saturday, May 15: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 18-Thursday, May 20: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, May 22: 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 23: 8-11 a.m.

Tuesday, May 25-Thursday, May 27: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, May 29: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday, May 30: 1-4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 1-Thursday, June 3: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, June 5: 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-5 p.m.

Sunday, June 6: 1-4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 8-Thursday, June 10: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, June 12: 9 a.m.-noon

Sunday, June 13: 1-4 p.m.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Baker baseball coach Phil Hannon at (785) 594-8493 or


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