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“¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues” / “En los barrios y las grandes ligas”
July 2, 2021 @ 8:00 am - July 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Opens July 2; Closes July 2022
Albert H. Small Documents Gallery
Second Floor, East
This summer, the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd will be heard from neighborhood parks to Major League stadiums. On July 2, “¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues/En los barrios y las grandes ligas,” a new bilingual exhibition, will take audiences on a journey into the heart of American baseball to understand how generations of Latinas/os have helped make the game what it is today. For nearly a century, baseball has been a social and cultural force in Latino communities across the United States. From hometown baseball teams to the Major Leagues, the exhibit shows how the game can bring people together and how Latino players have made a huge impact on the sport. The exhibit will have a series of companion programs as well as a traveling component through the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
Learn more about the ¡Pleibol! exhibit here: https://americanhistory.si.edu/latinos-and-baseball/pleibol-exhibit.