National Pastime web museum to open on Opening Day

From Doug Koztocki at Sports Collectors Digest on March 19, 2013, with mention of SABR members Frank Ceresi, Paul Dickson and Tim Wendel:

With the Major League Baseball season about to begin, I already have my pick for Rookie of the Year. It is not, however, along the lines of an up-and-coming, power-hitting Detroit Tigers outfielder or a pitching prospect for the Washington Nationals.
Even so, my choice should please a baseball fan of any team. My selection:

The website, scheduled to launch on MLB’s Opening Day (March 31), focuses on an incredible baseball memorabilia collection. Frank Ceresi, the site’s curator, said the green light to develop the virtual venue came a couple of years ago.

Ceresi, who is also a lawyer, writer and professional sports memorabilia appraiser, has a background with managing collections since he served as curator for the National Sports Gallery (1997-2001) at the former MCI Center (now The Verizon Center) in Washington, D.C. “Through the gallery, I got to know several collectors,” he said.
“The site’s mission,” Ceresi continued, “is to educate the public about the history and significance of baseball in American culture using artifacts as benchmarks.” has a mini-Cooperstown feel to it and blends a user-friendly professional design with a good mix of game-used equipment (especially bats), historic contracts and documents, rare photographs and much more.

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Originally published: March 20, 2013. Last Updated: March 20, 2013.