March 26, 2022 - June 19, 2022
Irving Archives and Museum
801 W. Irving Blvd
Irving, TX 75060
¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and The Big Leagues/En los barrios y las grandes
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Photo: Kansas City Lady Azteca softball team, Kansas City, Kansas, 1939. (Courtesy Rose Arroyo.)
For nearly a century, baseball has been a crucial social and cultural force in Latino communities across the United States. And, for just as long, Latino and Latina players have had a huge impact on the game. To celebrate this history, the Irving Archives and Museum proudly presents "¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas," a bilingual journey into the heart of American baseball.
Developed in collaboration with the National Museum of American History, ¡Pleibol! examines how generations of Latinos have helped make the game what it is today. From youth and community teams to the Major League, the exhibition reveals how baseball brings people together regardless of race, class or gender. These inspirational baseball stories re?ect larger themes in American history that connect us all, on and off the diamond.
- Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- No reservations required.
- Tickets: $7 adults; $5 children and seniors; free for 3 and younger. Purchase tickets online.
- Museum members enjoy free admission.