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Baseball Americana Symposium

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Friday and Saturday
October 2-3, 2009

Photo Album



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Frank Ceresi
Frank Ceresi, an expert in sports memorabilia appraisals, discusses examples of baseball memorabilia. Photo by Megan Halsband, October 2, 2009.
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Exhibit table
Teri Sierra, left, and Georgia Higley of the Library's Serial and Government Publications Division show visitors examples of baseball comics and magazines from the collections. Photo by Megan Halsband, October 2, 2009.
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Reverb
A capella singing group Reverb starts the symposium off with "The Star-Spangled Banner." Photo by Megan Halsband, October 3, 2009.
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Larry Dierker throws the first ball
Former Houston Astros All-Star pitcher Larry Dierker throws out the first pitch to Hayden Boshart, a player in the Babe Ruth League. Yankees organist Ed Alstrom provides music.
Photo by Megan Halsband, October 3, 2009.
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Paul Dickson
Paul Dickson presents the keynote address on "Baseball and the Nation's Library." Photo by Megan Halsband, October 3, 2009.
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Russell Frank
Folklorist Russell Frank discusses the ways baseball affects our lives. Photo by Megan Halsband, October 3, 2009.
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Ed Alstrom
Ed Alstrom, Yankee Stadium organist, presents examples of tunes played at games. Photo by Megan Halsband, October 3, 2009.
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Harry L. Katz
Harry L. Katz shows some examples of baseball cartoons and illustrations from the Library's collections. Photo by Megan Halsband, October 3, 2009.
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panel with Russell Frank, Harry L. Katz, and Claire Smith
Left to right: Russell Frank, Harry L. Katz, and Claire Smith discuss how we experience baseball at home with American Folklife Center folklorist David Taylor. Photo by Megan Halsband, October 3, 2009.
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"On the Field" panelists
Left to right: Louisville Slugger manufacturer Jack Hillerich, Negro Leagues pitcher Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, and former Astros player Larry Dierker discuss life "on the field" with Susan Reyburn of the Library's Publishing Office. Photo by Megan Halsband, October 3, 2009.
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Steve Winick with Ed Alstrom
American Folklife Center editor Stephen Winick, left, interviews Ed Alstrom about the music he plays for Yankees games. Alstrom provides examples on the organ. Photo by Megan Halsband, October 3, 2009.
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Ernie Banks
Former Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, who was among the first players to cross over from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues and the Baseball Hall of Fame, demonstrates his batting style using the souvenir bat given out at the symposium. Photo by Stephen Winick, October 3, 2009.
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David Taylor with Ernie Banks
Ernie Banks being interviewed by American Folklife Center Folklorist David Taylor. Photo by Stephen Winick,. October 3, 2009.
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Ed Alstrom, Ernie Banks, Theadocia Austen, and David Taylor
Left to right: Ed Alstrom, Ernie Banks, AFC Public Events Coordinator Theadocia Austen, and David Taylor sing "Thanks for the Memories" immediately after the symposium. Photo by Stephen Winick, October 3, 2009.
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