Fryberger: Q&A with Morris Eckhouse of Baseball Heritage Museum

From Sam Fryberger at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage on April 8, 2015, on SABR member and former executive director Morris Eckhouse:

Morris Eckhouse is excited about Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American coming to the Maltz Museum this summer (April 12 – September 7, 2015). He sees Chasing Dreams as a perfect fit for a region with such a rich baseball legacy. “Cleveland has a history of diversity in baseball and a diversity of baseball,” says Eckhouse. “This is a community that is most definitely part of the bigger baseball story.”

Eckhouse should know. A baseball historian with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the sport, he is also Administrator for the Baseball Heritage Museum. The Baseball Heritage Museum loaned a few of its artifacts to the Maltz Museum for this installation of the exhibition organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. We recently took a tour of the museum. It’s housed inside the former ticket booth of the recently restored League Park (see the photos here). During the visit we talked to Eckhouse about Northeast Ohio baseball history.

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Originally published: April 9, 2015. Last Updated: April 9, 2015.