Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American
About the Exhibition
There are people whose contributions to baseball history went far beyond mere batting averages or stolen bases. From Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax to Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Fernando Valenzuela, and Ichiro Suzuki, these are players who didn’t just play the game—they changed the game. For generations of American Jews and other minorities, they served as athletic, cultural, and ethical role models. Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American celebrated baseball and highlighted the role of baseball’s game changers—not only major league players but also vendors, team owners, minor leaguers, amateur players, scouts, broadcasters, journalists, novelists, and fans—who challenged the status-quo and inspired the nation. Read more..
Rounding Third and Heading for Home: CHASING 3000: A FILM SCREENING
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Written and produced by Cincinnatian Bill Mikita, this heartwarming film is inspired by a true story about two brothers with a big dream to see Roberto Clemente get his 3000th hit. Bill will offer remarks before and after the screening, revealing the very personal connections he has to this story of two brothers, one dream, and the chase of a lifetime. Reservations recommended. Members: free Non-members: $5 in advance or at the door 513.487.3098
Ninth Inning: CLOSING DAY
Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1–5 pm
Say goodbye to the baseball season by taking a last look at Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American before it hits the road!