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The BASEBALL RELIQUARY Inc.


WOMEN IN BASEBALL:
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME (PLATE)

Exhibition: June 2-June 30, 2003

Burbank Central Library
110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, California

Free Admission / Information (626) 791-7647

             The Baseball Reliquary returns to Burbank, California with an exhibition entitled “Women in Baseball: There’s No Place Like Home (Plate),” to be presented at the Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., from June 2-June 30, 2003.
           
Women have played baseball (i.e., hardball) on the amateur and professional levels since the 1860s. Not long after professional baseball began in 1869, women formed “base ball clubs” and wearing heavy stockings and striped, shortened dresses, took to diamonds across the nation. From the barnstorming “Bloomer Girl” teams of the 1890s to the pioneering All-American Girls Professional Baseball League of the World War II era and the Colorado Silver Bullets of the 1990s, women have made a significant contribution to the history of the game. Through artwork, photographs, text, and artifacts, this exhibition will highlight some of the women who made baseball history, including Jackie Mitchell, Toni Stone, Bernice Gera, and Pam Postema.
           
“Women in Baseball: There’s No Place Like Home (Plate)” is presented by the Baseball Reliquary, a Southern California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the context of baseball history.
           
Burbank Central Library hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM; Friday from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; and closed Sunday.

           
For additional information, contact the Baseball Reliquary by phone at (626) 791-7647 or by e-mail at skpubs@earthlink.net.


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