Schrader’s Little Cooperstown
Schrader’s Little Cooperstown, a world-class baseball exhibit, opens October 22 in the St. Petersburg Museum of History. The official ribbon-cutting is 10am, followed by the museum and exhibit opening.
The exhibit – made up of more than 4,600 baseballs, documents, story boards and video screens – connects America’s national pastime with historical events from the region and around the world.
Stories and artifacts of baseball legends like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and Joe DiMaggio as well as leagues such as the Women’s Professional Baseball League and the Negro Leagues, take visitors on a journey through America’s and St. Petersburg’s rich history.
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This rare collection of memorabilia also explores more than 100 years of Tampa Bay’s own history as a Spring Training destination for more than a dozen teams, including the Yankees, Phillies, Pirates, Blue Jays, Cubs, Cardinals, Mets and Rays.
Schrader’s Little Cooperstown is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest private collection of autographed baseballs in the world – but not just baseball players have signed the balls.
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