Charlie Blackmon's Historic Month!

Charlie Blackmon’s Historic Month!

June was an incredible month for Charlie Blackmon! The numbers that he put up are not only historic for the Colorado Rockies, but for all of Major League Baseball! He was clearly the best hitter in MLB not just because I like him, but because it truly was one of the best months in history. […]

A Night at the Museum:  JAPANESE AMERICAN BASEBALL A SHARED EXPERIENCE

A Night at the Museum: JAPANESE AMERICAN BASEBALL A SHARED EXPERIENCE

One night only! Add this EVENT to your sports/baseball calendar! Add this EVENT to your sports/baseball calendar! The National Ballpark Museum is sponsoring a one night event at the History Colorado Center. We are very excited about this event as it is the one and only fund raiser for the NBM (National Ballpark Museum) this […]

A Sad Day in Baseball History

A Sad Day in Baseball History

Today is June 2nd. It is the anniversary of one of baseball’s saddest days. On this day in 1941, Yankee great Lou Gehrig passed away from ALS in his home in Riverdale, New York. Nicknamed ‘the Iron Horse’, Gehrig had a storied career with the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. His career included 6 World Series, […]

First Night Game in Major League History

First Night Game in Major League History

The need for Night Games Baseball needed night games. It made sense that most people worked during the day, so attending a daytime game during the week was not possible for the average baseball fan. Weekend games were full, at least on Saturdays, but most cities banned baseball on Sundays. This made it difficult for […]

The Fires that changed Fenway Park

The Fires that changed Fenway Park

On May 8th 1926, a fire broke out at Fenway Park in Boston that changed the ballpark forever! Fenway had been the sight of several minor fires since its opening in 1912, but none was as serious as this one. Wooden construction The park was originally constructed mostly of wood. This made the park vulnerable […]

Happy Birthday Willie Mays!

Happy Birthday Willie Mays!

Happy Birthday to Giants great and Hall of Famer Willie Mays! Anyone who grew up in the 50′ or 60’s had a few special baseball cards. One was Willie Mays! Willie was born in 1931 in Westfield, Alabama, the son of Annie Satterwhite and William Mays. The ‘Say Hey Kid’s’ dad, called him Cat, because […]

Hello :)

Hello :)

Hello everyone, Thanks My name is Jim and I am a Volunteer here at the National Ballpark Museum. It is a privilege and a pleasure to have the opportunity to write about baseball for the museum here in Denver. I would like to give a special thanks to Creator and Curator, Bruce Hellerstein and General […]