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Institute for Baseball Studies Exhibit

January 15th, 2015 by John Jackson


In celebration of the grand opening of the Whittier College Institute for Baseball Studies, Wardman Library is hosting an exhibit showcasing the House of David baseball team and the Harlem Globetrotters, curated by Terry Cannon, head of The Baseball Reliquary. “Long Road to Glory: The Harlem Globetrotters and the House of David” explores the legacies of these two teams who combined athleticism, theater, and comedy while spreading the gospel of sports throughout the United States and around the world. The exhibit will be on display in the foyer of Wardman Library from now through February.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Institute of Baseball Studies [press release] will take place Friday, January 16 at 12:30 in Mendenhall Room 310 of Whittier College. The Institute is the first humanities-based baseball research center associated with a college or university in the United States. Hot dogs, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks will be served. For more information about the Institute, contact the co-director and Whittier College Professor of Religious Studies, Joe Price (562-907-4803).

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1 response about “Institute for Baseball Studies Exhibit”

  1. Cindy Schuricht said:

    This is so cool. I always loved the Harlem Globetrotters even though I’m not particularly interested in basketball. I didn’t know about The House of David team, although my husband did. He worships in the Church of Baseball. And my childhood ambition was to be a shortstop. So proud of my alma mater. Wish we could be there tomorrow.

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