SABR Local Grants update: Black Baseball exhibit opens in Philadelphia

A League Apart, a new exhibit on Black baseball in Philadelphia that was funded in part through the SABR Local Grants program, is now open to the public at the Cherry Street Pier, a popular local destination on the Delaware River waterfront.

SABR’s Connie Mack-Dick Allen Chapter will hold a meeting at the Cherry Street Pier from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2023; all baseball fans are welcome to attend. We’ll discuss chapter happenings, talk baseball, and receive an exhibit update. Find more details on the SABR Events Calendar.

The exhibit showcases the importance of breaking barriers through the stories of the Philadelphia Negro Leagues and their ongoing legacy. It focuses on four Barrier Breakers in particular: Octavius Catto, Ed Bolden, Dick Allen, and Mo’ne Davis. The exhibit runs until August 24.

Cherry Street Pier is located at 121 N. Columbus Blvd., under the Ben Franklin Bridge. The self-guided exhibit is free and open to the public during operating hours. Guided tours are available for groups of 12 or more.

The exhibit is produced by Carolyn Quick, University of the Arts alumna, and SABR member Brian Michael, owner of Shibe Vintage Sports.

Visit to learn more or to donate and help the exhibit expand and travel.

Click here to learn more about SABR’s Local Grant Program.


Originally published: August 3, 2023. Last Updated: August 4, 2023.