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SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2001 ~ 2:00 PM PST

Donald R. Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library
285 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, California
Free Admission / Information (626) 791-7647


The Baseball Reliquary, Inc. will sponsor the 2001 Induction Day ceremony for its third class of electees to the Shrine of the Eternals on Sunday, July 29, 2001 in Pasadena, California. The class of 2001, as elected by the membership of the Baseball Reliquary from a ballot consisting of fifty eligible candidates, includes Jim Bouton, Leroy “Satchel” Paige, and Jimmy Piersall.

The Induction Day ceremony will be held at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium in the Pasadena Central Library, 285 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, California. The doors will open at 1:30 PM and the ceremony will begin at 2:00 PM. Admission is open to the public and free of charge. Seating will be on a first come first served basis with a capacity of 177. The auditorium is accessible to the handicapped, and a sign language interpreter will be provided if needed. Free parking is available on the street in the vicinity of the library or in the Los Angeles County parking structure located at 240 Ramona Street, one-half block south of Walnut, between Marengo and Garfield Avenues.

Renowned jazz songwriter and pianist Dave Frishberg (composer and performer of such classics as “I’m Hip,” “Blizzard of Lies,” “My Attorney Bernie,” “Van Lingle Mungo,” “Dodger Blue,” and “The Dear Departed Past”) will deliver the Keynote address, eschewing the podium for the comfort of the piano stool to perform a selection of his baseball songs.

Another highlight of the ceremony will be the unveiling of the 2001 Inductee plaques. Jim Bouton will personally attend from his home in Massachusetts to accept his induction. Mr. Bouton will be introduced by Albert Kilchesty, the Baseball Reliquary’s Archivist and Historian. Warren Paige, the youngest of Satchel Paige’s eight children, will attend from his home in Kansas City, Missouri to accept his late father’s induction on behalf of the Paige family. Mr. Paige will be introduced by Amy Essington, a Negro Leagues historian and Doctoral student in American History at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. Jimmy Piersall’s induction will be accepted by his stepson, Robert Jones, a Hollywood-based screenwriter and head of Deadwood Productions.

Fort further information or updated program details, contact the Baseball Reliquary by mail at P.O. Box 1850, Monrovia, CA 91017; by phone at (626) 791-7647; or by e-mail at

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the California Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

California Council for the Humanities

Dave Frishberg’s appearance is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Recording Industries’ Music Performance Trust Funds through the Professional Musicians Union Local 47; and by LIVE! @ your library, an initiative of the American Library Association, with major support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Live! @ your library

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