Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

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Date(s) - Apr 07
12:00 am




The Skirball Cultural Center announces Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American, an exhibition that celebrates the sport as a unifying force in American life and the remarkable players who achieved so much more than batting averages and stolen bases. From Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax to Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Fernando Valenzuela, and Ichiro Suzuki, these players didn’t just play the game—they changed it. For generations of American Jews and other minorities, they served as athletic, cultural, and ethical role models. Through more than 130 original objects—including game-worn uniforms, films and historic footage, awards, baseball cards, and signed memorabiliathe exhibition pays tribute to these major league game changers and, just as importantly, the community of fans they inspired. In its West Coast debut, Chasing Dreams will open at the Skirball on Thursday, April 7, just as baseball season gets underway. It will remain on view through Sunday, October 30.