Exhibit Focuses on Native American Baseball

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Joe Tarbell Baseball history comes to life through the eyes of some ‘other’ pioneers at a new museum exhibit.

Joba Chamberlain isn’t the first native American to play in the Major Leagues. The path was blazed decades earlier by players like Chief Bender, Chief Meyers and Zach Wheat.

The Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave, New York is about to open “Baseball’s League of Nations: A Tribute to Native American Baseball Players.” The exhibit will open Tuesday, April 1 and run through the end of the year.

The project got a big assist from the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the Daily Gazette of Schnectady.