Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

We have baseball-themed books for adults and kids on sale at the front desk. 
(They make wonderful gifts!)

The exhibit depicts the story of how Jewish and other minority players navigated American culture and faced the ongoing challenges of life in the United States. It features historic photographs and memorabilia including local archives and personal collections.

Learn more about well-known Jewish heroes such as Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax, iconic baseball players like Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, and Ichiro Suzuki. Discover how our national pastime shaped those in the extended baseball family—vendors, team owners, scouts, broadcasters, journalists, and novelists. And especially fans.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9 | 7:00pm
Drop in as early as 5:30pm; program at 7:00pm with a presentation by Robert Cvornyek, Professor of History at Rhode Island College, specializing in sports history.

Film: Wednesday, November 15  |  7:00pm
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, and features Sandy Koufax, Larry King, Kevin Youkilis, Shawn Green, Yogi Berra, Ron Howard, and many others. A Clear Lake Historical Productions film.

Presentation: Monday, November 27  |  7:00pm
Women and Baseball: A Short Story?!
Presented by Rick Harris, MSW, LICSW, National Association of Social Workers, Rhode Island Chapter. He is also the source for most of the items in the supplementary exhibit.




Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American is organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia.


Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

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