The Glory Days

New York Baseball, 1947-1957

June 27 - December 31, 2007

  • 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., Open Daily 10am–6pm

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    A look at the eleven seasons when New Yorkers lived and experienced baseball in their town in a way never to be repeated again.

    The decade between 1947 and 1957 was the golden age of baseball in New York City. With three major league teams—the Yankees, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the New York Giants—at least one of whom played in the World Series every year except 1948; two National League teams in an intense rivalry each season; and seven landmark subway series, New York was the undisputed baseball capital of the nation.

    The Glory Days: New York Baseball, 1947-1957 explores New York’s dominance of the sport and the turning point that was 1957. Great moments and great players, the passion of New York’s fans, and famous, vanished ballparks are all explored through the greatest assemblage of baseball memorabilia ever exhibited—including photographs, film footage, ephemera, uniforms, sports equipment, trophies, and a broad array of treasured baseball collectibles. In addition, the exhibition uses baseball as a lens to examine not only the sport but also post-war cultural, social, and economic developments in the city.


    The Glory Days: New York Baseball, 1947-1957 is made possible with a lead grant from the Homeland Foundation.

    Additional major support is provided by:

    • Sandy and Larry Simon
    • HarperCollins
    • Jeffrey Miller and Mary Reilly
    • James G. Dinan and Elizabeth R. Miller
    • Paul Singer
    • The Bank of New York
    • James A. MacDonald Foundation
    • a gift in honor of Phil Rizzuto, #10 of the New York Yankees—the oldest living Hall of Famer
    • Stephen Wong in honor of Andrew and Catherine Wong.

    Additional support from Gardner Russo & Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. Newton P.S. Merrill, Ivy Asset Management Corp., KeySpan, New York Mets, The Alan and Laraine Fischer Family Foundation, Endicott Partners, The Sloan Family Foundation, The Bernard and Toby Nussbaum Foundation, Execu|Search Group, Tim and Patricia Schantz and Family, and an anonymous donor is gratefully acknowledged.

    WPIX TV - CW11 is the official local media partner of The Glory Days.

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