Baseball history exhibit stops in Mayetta

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A bit of hardball history is rounding the bases in Jackson County this week. A traveling exhibit from the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City stops at Prairie Band Casino and Resort yesterday.

The display is called “They Were All Stars.” It tells the story of twenty baseball players who bridged the gap between the Negro Leagues into the Majors and eventually became All-Stars. See rare photos and facts about some of baseball’s greats, including Jackie Robinson. The piece of traveling history is free and open to the public. But, guests are encouraged to donate to the Negro League Baseball Museum. The exhibit is set up at Prairie Band’s event center now until Saturday.

Then Sunday, meet some living baseball history at Prairie Band. From 1:00 until 3:00 p.m., get free autographs from a handful of baseball legends including Ken Berry, Al Fitzmorris, John Mayberry, Mike Torrez and Frank White.

The fun wraps up Monday, Aug. 5 with a celebrity golf tournament at the Firekeeper Golf Course. It benefits the Negro League Baseball Museum. August 5, 2013.  Registered golfers get a practice round of golf, luxury accommodations and a cocktail reception at Prairie Band. Organizers said space is still open for golfers. Register by calling Chele Kuhn at (785) 966-7642.

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