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The Ballpark, An Exhibition on the First Concrete and Steel Ballparks of Major League Baseball
December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Legendary Ballparks: An exhibition of works By Thomas Woodson Coming to the Baseball Heritage Museum
The Baseball Heritage Museum, located at 6601 Lexington Avenue, is pleased to announce the opening of “The Ballpark, An Exhibition on the First Concrete and Steel Ballparks of Major League Baseball” on Saturday, December 3 2016. The exhibit will feature images by local architect Thomas Woodson, who uses 21st century technology to take viewers back in time. In 2011, Mr. Woodman started recreating in 3D the ballparks that were the homes of the sixteen original franchises that made up baseball’s Major League as we know it today. Using his architectural background, and Computer Aided Design software, visitors to the exhibit will be able to see what these ballparks looked like when the opened over 100 years ago. All have disappeared from the built environment, with the exception of Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field in Chicago, and a portion of Cleveland’s own League Park, whose former ticket office is now the Baseball Heritage Museum’s home. Mister Woodman will make two presentations on the history and process behind the exhibit on opening day, Saturday December 3 2016, times to be determined. The exhibit will be on display, during Museum hours, through January 28, 2017. Limited edition prints will also be available during the run of the exhibit. For more information visit the Museum’s website www.baseballheritagemusuem.org or call 216-789-1083.
The mission of the museum is to preserve and present the history of diversity in baseball by entertaining, educating, and enlightening the visiting public about the multicultural heritage of baseball and the values it represents.