Click
&
Drag

In 1877 professional baseball was rocked by one of the biggest scandals in baseball history when George Bechtel and several of his Louisville Grays teammates fixed games late in the season assuring that they would lose the pennant to the Boston Red Caps. These are documents show Bechtel’s unsuccessful plea for reinstatement.

In 1877 professional baseball was rocked by one of the biggest scandals in baseball history when George Bechtel and several of his Louisville Grays...

Why is baseball universally considered our National Pastime? Some say the game, at its apex, often achieves something lofty. However expressed, we all can agree that baseball, with its deep American roots, touches us all.

 

 

When a baseball player uses the main tool of his trade, the baseball bat, he is gripping the most important single weapon in his arsenal. Each is customized to a certain weight, length, and feel. This exhibit features the bats used by some of baseball’s greats during their professional career.