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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2005 - Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9125/show/9058.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2005 - Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9125/show/9058

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Title Houstonian 2005
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Baseball as America The arrival of a traveling museum exhibition from Cooperstown, N. Y. inspired a look at baseball's evolving place in American culture and local history. Story by Mark Smith ow in their 40th season as a professional franchise, the Houston Astros have yet to send a player to the National Baseball Hall of fame in Cooperstown, N. Y. For one summer, however, Cooperstown came to Houston. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) was selected as one of 10 American museums to host a traveling exhibition of artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The tour began in the spring of 2002 and made its way to Houston in May 2005. Approximately 500 pieces made the trip to MFAH, including special displays of relics related to the history of baseball in Houston. The exhibition featured uniforms, bats and folk and graphic art. Items traced the origins of the game in rural America and celebrated the evolution of the game on diamonds large and small. The exhibit, titled "Baseball as America" explored the evolving place of baseball in American culture. A large portion of the exhibition was devoted the ephemera of professional baseball in the 20th century - trading cards, advertising and broadcast media. Astros broadcaster Milo Hamilton greeted visitors with his radio call of the 2004 National League Championship Series. In the exhibit's entryway sat a chair from Wrigley Field, a turnstile from the Polo Grounds and a ticket window from old Comiskey Park in Chicago. Fans were encouraged to sit, walk and stand where generations of Americans tread. Within the exhibit, a maze of display cases wove the narrative of baseball and America's interconnected histories. Prized Major League Baseball memorabilia included Honus Wagner's T206 American Tobacco Company trading card (1909), "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's customized bat "Black Betsy" (ca. 1919), Ty Cobb's spikes and a St. Louis Browns cap worn by Satchel Paige. One-of-a-kind items included a wooden home plate made by internees at an Arizona relocation center in 1943, a screenprint of Tom Seaver by Andy Warhol and a handmade baseball worn to tatters by Babe Ruth at his orphanage-home in 1913. MFAH used the exhibit to encourage interest in its fine art collections. A $7 general admission ticket gave adults access to two buildings and dozens of gallery rooms. Children were handed a scavenger hunt list at the museum entrance and given the task of identifying characters and objects in the paintings. The Cooperstown exhibition ran through August 2005 alongside an exciting summer of baseball in Houston. In celebration of the history of baseball in Texas, artifacts were donated to the exhibit from multiple local sources. Little league jerseys of local baseball prodigies were featured. The Houston Cougars provided jerseys and photographs. And the Astros contributed several items including jerseys from future Hall-of- Famers Craig Biggio and Roger Clemens. "Baseball as America" celebrated the game and its evolution in communities across the country. HI) 190