The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society will showcase an exhibit on the Eastern Shore Baseball League from 1922-1949. This unique exhibit will feature rare memorabilia, photographs and autographs, and information on the creation of the Eastern Shore Baseball League from three private collections.
Residents of the Shore community are encouraged to bring in personal treasures for experts to evaluate. This rare one day event – first time ever on the ESVA! – will offer an opportunity to learn and appreciate this exciting time in Eastern Shore history. A time where citizens of Delmarva watched teams from Salisbury, Crisfield, Dover, Easton, Cambridge, and Parksley participate in three eras of professional class “D” baseball.
The Parksley Spuds, located in Parksley, VA, would go down in history as the first Eastern Shore League pennant winner, winning three pennants from 1922-1928. Future Major-leaguers and Hall of Famers such as Frank “Home Run” Baker, Jimmie Foxx, Red Ruffing, Mickey Cochrane, and Paul Richards honed their skills around the Eastern Shore.
The Exhibit Opening, Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., will feature question and answer sessions with Mike Lambert, author of Eastern Shore League: Images of Baseball, baseball collector Donnie Davidson, and Eastern Shore League Hall of Famer and ESVA resident Herman “Bud” Smith. Bring in your local baseball memorabilia from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. for our experts to evaluate!
Admission to the events is free and open to the public. Concessions will be served Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society and their commitment to bringing exciting and quality educational programs to the Shore community. The ESVHS is seeking memorabilia about baseball on the Delmarva Peninsula from the 1920’s – 1950’s. For more information, contact Hilary or Stephanie at (757) 787-8012.
The ESVHS thanks the following event sponsors: Coldwell Banker Harbor Realty, Boggs Water & Sewage, Leatherbury-Broache & Company, PC, Shore Tire & Auto, and Coastal Homes by Berachah. More information about the events can be found at shorehistory.org/events. Want to keep up with all the happenings at Ker Place? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the email list!
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