This exhibition examines the dynamic relationship between baseball and the Mexican and Mexican-American communities of Southern California, from the local teams of the early twentieth century to the displacement of the residents of Chavez Ravine and the Dodgers’ controversial move to Los Angeles to “Fernandomania” in the 1980s. Photographs, paintings, ephemera, oral histories, and sports memorabilia highlight legendary stories. Visitors are invited to explore the ways Mexican and Mexican-American men and women have enriched the sport of baseball both as active participants and dedicated fans.
Peloteros in Paradise: A Los Angeles Beisbol Story
- April 22, 2016 - October 31, 2016