Indians Invite Fans To Explore Hoosier Baseball History at the Indiana Historical Society
For many people the history of baseball in Indiana begins and ends with the Indianapolis Indians over a century-long run as the state’s premiere baseball franchise. But, did you know that even years before the Indians a rich Hoosier baseball history had already been established?
Some of this history, is currently on public display as the Indiana Historical Society hosts, “Hoosiers Win The Pennant: Indiana Roots of American Baseball” which showcases Indiana’s proud contributions to baseball that date back to the 19th Century.
Featuring items from the private collection of Scott Tarter, a partner with Bose, McKinney & Evans LLP, this exhibition explores Indiana’s incredible, but little-known, baseball history, including several with ties to the beginnings of the Indianapolis Indians.
Few people know, and have lived, this history better than Indians President and Chairman of the board Max Schumacher, who joined Mr. Tarter for a personal tour of the exhibit in order to give Indians fans a special sneak peak.
The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of the Indiana Historical Society, is located downtown at 450 W. Ohio Street. Admission is normally $7 for adults and $5 for children, but a 50 percent discount is available to Indianapolis Indians fans who mention the promotion code “BASEBALL” when purchasing their ticket. The exhibit is in place through Nov. 15.