Covering the Bases: The Evolution of Baseball in Missouri Exhibition

Jun 25 – Dec 23, 2024

SHSMO Center for Missouri Studies

Wenneker Family Corridor (2nd Floor)

605 Elm St.


Join us at the Center for Missouri Studies as we showcase a new exhibit that examines the illustrious history of Missouri baseball. The exhibit is on display in the Wenneker Family Corridor Gallery (2nd floor) through December 2024. Explore baseball’s rise in Missouri from grassroots origins to teams and great players at all levels of the sport. The public is invited to an opening reception July 18, 4-6 p.m. at the Center for Missouri Studies, 2nd floor. Refreshments will be served.

Learn about how Missouri became a pivotal state in the evolution of baseball, from the foundation of the Negro Leagues to the formation of the modern minor league farm system and the first woman to own a major league team. Listen to interviews from hall of famers Whitey Herzog, Jack Buck, Buck O’Neil, and many more.