All the previous reviews mentioned the many fine points of this museum. I will add only that this is a must-see for all people, perhaps 7 years and older. In fact, try to drive out of your way to see it if you can.
It's a fascinating part of American history to know that there was interracial, inter-league baseball playing from right after the Civil War until the First World War. Then it all stopped due to racism in the "modern age". My biggest surprise: a newspaper account of an all Negro women's baseball team in 1906! My nine-year-old was very moved by the displays about prejudice, unfairness, and eventual triumph over old attitudes.
There is something magical about baseball (my son never got into it, alas, just karate). I think it really has a redemptive theme - one batter alone against nine other players in one of the very few sports where the defensive team controls the ball. Then, you switch back next half-inning and you must become a seamless part of a well-coordinated team.
This museum shows just how great it is to be an American where all your fears and doubts can be dissolved at the crack of a bat and the crowd leaping to its feet.
Hurray for the NLBM!
P.S. Be sure to see the Jazz Museum next door too!
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