Baseball Reliquary 2014 Induction Day pictures

If you are a baseball fan, I highly recommend you to join the Baseball Reliquary.   The annual fees are $25.  Go to http://www.baseballreliquary.org for more information.

Like many Baseball Reliquarian members I look forward to the yearly Induction Day.   Here are some of the pictures I took Sunday 7/20/14:

Reliquary executive director Terry Cannon getting things started.  Too bad I missed taking a picture with the annual cowbells ringing.  everyone is encouraged to bring a cowbell to join  the ringing.

First award:  The Hilda Award

Jerry Pritikin, also known as Bleacher preacher, the 2014 Recipient of the Hilda Award.

 

The Tony Salin award is giving to individuals for their commitment to the preservation of baseball history.  Jerry Cohen founded Ebbets Field Flannels received the award.

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the keynote address was  delivered by Joseph L. Price, a professor of religious studies at Whittier College whom  has taught courses and published numerous essays on the subject of sports and  religion.

Joseph L. Price sings the national anthem at Louisville Slugger Field

John SchulianDizzy Dean

Writer and historian John Schulian did a wonderful presentation of Dizzy Dean. Nephew Sandy Dean could not attend due to a good baseball reason so Terry Cannon accepted the award.

Dodger Historian waiting his turn to talk about Don Zimmer and present the award to Jean “Zoot” Zimmer.

Mark Langill shared some stories about Don Zimmer from 1958 at the Coliseum.  He also found in Don Zimmer an invitation to Don and Zoot Simmer when they got married during a minor league game.  The “invitation” was provided you had a ticket to the game

 

Zoot Zimmer.

Peter Dreier, the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics at Occidental College, introduced the induction of Rachel Robinson, which was accepted by her sister-in-law, Delano Robinson.

From Dr. Peter Dreier “Rachel was a real pioneer. In 1940, only five percent of all women – and less than two percent of black women – earned a college degree. But Rachel wasn’t about to let those odds get in her way.”

After earning her master’s degree, Rachel worked as a nurse-therapist and researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Delano Robinson, sister-in-law of Jackie Robinson. wife of Olympian Mack Robinson accepting the award for Rachel Robinson.

From Peter Dreier speech:  “

Rachel was hired as a riveter at the Lockheed Aircraft factory in LA, where they made airplanes for the war effort. She worked the night shift, drove to UCLA at dawn, changed clothes in the parking lot, and then went to class.

To encourage women to take factory jobs during the war, the federal government created an iconic figure – “Rosie the Riveter” – whose image adorned this famous poster.

But if America hadn’t been such a racist and segregated society back then, perhaps the government would have selected another woman to represent the nation’s female workers – “Rachel the Riveter”.”

 

Afterwards a large group of us went to dinner.

 

The 2014 and 2013 Recipients of the Hilda Award.

Like every year I had a wonderful time at the Baseball Reliquary Induction Day.  Looking forward to next year Induction Day but before that to receiving our ballot in the mail

5 Comments

I enjoy going to the Shrine of the Eternals Ceremony every year. I agree with Emma, please join as a member. I look forward every year to getting my ballot, and put A LOT of thought into my vote. It was a childhood friend of hubby who invited us at the last minute some years ago, and it is a real delight to meet baseball notables. Already looking forward to NEXT year’s ballot!

Char,
Me too! i look forward to receiving the list and mini bios on the candidates to be enshrined. I spent some time going over the bios. It is such a fun read that gets me into doing further read into each candidates.

Professor Dreier! I never had a class with him when I was a student at Oxy, but I sat in on a few presentations. This sounds like a wonderful evening, Emma. You get to do so many fun things!
– Kristen

Kristen,
You should come to the Baseball Reliquary Enshrine Day. It is a lot of fun. I will let you know next time well in advance.

Congrats on securing the #18 slot in the July 2014 Latest Leader List. I might not always get time to comment, but always visit your blog when I have time. Keep up the awesome job of posting on this grand game Emma.

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