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Bloomered, Be-Whiskered, & Barnstorming! Wheeling Baseball Oddities

May 07, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Bloomered, Be-Whiskered, & Barnstorming! Wheeling Baseball Oddities

We will explore the strange world of Barnstorming baseball in Wheeling during the early Twentieth Century, when all manner of diverse and sometimes downright odd professional teams came to town to play the locals, often in front of sold-out crowds. Learn about women's teams who played long before Rose Gacioch and the All-American Girls Pro League, a hirsute team from Michigan with amazing talent, and much more. Presented by Seán Duffy.

Exciting News!

Q: What goes better with Baseball than Hot Dogs?

A: Not much. That is to say: NOTHING.

That's why Melissa from Midge's Kitchen will have her hot dog cart at the 16th Street entrance to the Library on May 7 in time for our Baseball Barnstorming Lunch With Baseball program! She has it all, from classic chili dogs to vegan options! See menu below. Plus, we'll be giving away vouchers for FREE dogs to attendees only. So come early and have a great day at the ballpark -- er -- Library!

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