May 2017 – October 2017
America’s love of Major League Baseball has been a constant since its birth 146 years ago. NMIH’s new exhibit, Making America’s Pastime, and explored how the balls, bats, gloves, and uniforms of the MLB are made and how the MLB became a $9.5 billion industry.
In addition to seeing how baseball’s bats, balls, and gloves evolved over time, patrons learned about Bethlehem Steel’s impact on Major League Baseball and how the company’s wartime league wooed the likes of Babe Ruth and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
Joanne and Hank Barnette
Working Dog Press