Baseball in the Berkshires
his exhibit is a celebration of the rich history of baseball in Berkshire County. There have been 57 Minor League or Independent League teams have found their home in the Berkshires. 163 Minor League players were born or raised in the county. 38 Major League players including two that have been elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame again were born or raised or settled in Berkshire County. Baseball is truly America's Game and here in the Berkshires baseball has some roots and some very strong branches. Frank Grant and Jack Chesbro are our Hall of Famers, but they are not our only Berkshire Diamonds. From the Broken Window by-law of 1791 to the first collegiate game in 1859 between Amherst and Williams, from the teams: the Old Elms, the Pittsfields, Hillies, Electrics and the infamous Pittsfield Indians, Phillies, Red Sox, Senators, Rangers, Cubs, Mets, Astros, the Berkshire Bears and of course, the Colonials, the Berkshires have a long and colorful baseball history. Come enjoy this free exhibit featuring over 1000 artifacts, photos and videos set in the wonderful surrounding of the old Crane's Stationery Factory.
Masks are required to be worn as well as social distancing must be observed.
The main entrance is in the rear of the building right next to the parking lot. The main entrance features a handicap ramp as well.
This exhibit runs through September 18th. It is open Monday thru Friday 10AM-5PM.
Weekends by appointment. Appointments may be made by calling 413-822-6738 - Larry Moore Director or by emailing request to - email@example.com (Larry Moore).
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