GPL Local History: Baseball in Black and White The Asylum Baseball Team & the Great Reunion Game
Presenter Bob Mayer, Baseball Historian, Writer and Collector, will take you back to baseball’s early days and pre-Integration African-American baseball teams and players. In addition, you will learn about the great 1905 reunion game between the Cuban X Giants (with Hall of Famer Frank Grant) and the Asylum BBC of Middletown, NY (with Hall of Famer Jack Chesbro).
Speaking on a foundation of 50+ years of experience with baseball, Bob will entertain and educate baseball and local history enthusiasts alike, as well as anyone else curious about life and sports in the 19th and early 20th century. An exhibit of related artifacts will be on display.
- Wednesday, September 16, 2020
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Multipurpose Room