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Exhibit Opening: Whole New Ballgame

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  Nov. 5, 2015, midnight | By: Pranati Madhav

Exhibit Opening: Whole New Ballgame, opens November 7, 2015. Baseball remains unchanged as the National Pastime, a label it has worn for more than 100 years. But the game is also forever changing, reflecting its days and adapting to its time. Those changes have never been more evident than in the past five decades, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will tell the story of baseball’s most recent era in its Whole New Ballgame exhibit, opening Nov. 7 in Cooperstown. The Museum’s newest permanent exhibit, located in the Janetschek Gallery on the Museum’s second floor, will feature more than 300 artifacts and Library items while exploring iconic moments like Carlton Fisk’s home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, game-altering rules changes like the designated hitter and labor challenges that redefined the fiscal boundaries of the sport. Featuring new video displays and the implementation of interactive elements not seen before at the Cooperstown shrine, Whole New Ballgame chronicles the changing nature of baseball from the 1970s to the present by examining the game and its culture as a whole. The game’s athletic achievements and evolving nature will be celebrated and explained as well as the fans’ presence and the far-reaching social implications of the sport. Focusing on post-1970 baseball, the new exhibit will be an expansive re-design of the last portion of the Museum’s historical timeline; a reimagining of the last 40-plus years of the National Pastime that features an interactive look at how the sport has evolved into the game we see today.

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