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THE BASEBALL RELIQUARYS 2007 SEASON
Calendar of Exhibitions and Programs

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 10:00 A.M.
The Los Angeles City Council hosts a special presentation to honor many of the Mexican-American ballplayers who starred on amateur and semi-pro teams during the “golden age” of community baseball in East Los Angeles from World War II through the 1970s. Guest speakers will include Ernie Rodriguez and Professor Francisco E. Balderrama. A graduate of Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles, Rodriguez played baseball at UCLA from 1957-1959 and was the first player of Mexican ancestry drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers; he eventually returned to Roosevelt High, where he was baseball coach for nearly 25 years. Balderrama is Professor of Chicano Studies and History at California State University, Los Angeles and an advisor to the project, Mexican-American Baseball in Los Angeles: From the Barrios to the Big Leagues. John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340, Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA. Free admission. Further information, contact Paul Aguilar, Special Events and Field Deputy for the Boyle Heights Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar, at (323) 526-3059 or paul.aguilar@lacity.org.

OCTOBER 1-NOVEMBER 30
Mexican-American Baseball in Los Angeles: From the Barrios to the Big Leagues
, a touring exhibition sponsored by the Baseball Reliquary and John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, California State University, Los Angeles. Artworks, artifacts, photographs, and oral histories are utilized to document and interpret the historic role that baseball has played as a cohesive element and as a social and cultural force within the Mexican-American communities of Los Angeles County. Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, CA. Free admission. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.; closed Sunday. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (909) 620-2043.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1:00-3:00 P.M.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Mexican-American Baseball in Los Angeles: From the Barrios to the Big Leagues, the Baseball Reliquary will present a forum/discussion with many of the ballplayers who starred on amateur and semi-pro teams during the “golden age” of community baseball in East Los Angeles from World War II through the 1970s. This event is co-sponsored by the Pomona Public Library and Community Services Department. Ralph Welch Park, 1251 W. Eleventh St., Pomona, CA. Free admission. There will be a number of other activities that day at Ralph Welch Park, including a baseball clinic from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Further information and directions, phone the Pomona Public Library at (909) 620-2043

ONGOING THROUGH 2007
The Baseball Reliquary presents William Robert Steele’s Ebbets Field Replica, an exhibition of Jackie Robinson paintings, and a display of Negro League memorabilia. Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed weekends (open by reservation). Free admission. Further information, phone (626) 744-7300.


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