If you’re in southern California over the next few months you can get a little taste of Cooperstown. The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced a “pop-up museum” at Dodger Stadium located in the left-field reserve level team store. The exhibit opens Friday, December 2.
The exhibit features pieces from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Gary Cypres’ world-renowned sports memorabilia collection, items on loan from former Dodger players and pieces from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ archives.
The museum includes the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Picturing America’s Pastime photo exhibit. Picturing America’s Pastime, an extension of the Museum’s exhibit in Cooperstown, features 51 framed photographs representing the Hall of Fame’s collection of approximately a quarter million images. Also included are items on loan from Gary Cypres which feature Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Johnny Podres and Ebbets Field artifacts. Artifacts from the Dodgers’ historical collections will be on display including a baseball signed by the 1953 National League All-Star team, Shawn Green’s broken bat and Mike Piazza’s catcher’s equipment. Items on loan by former Dodgers include Fernando Valenzuela’s 1981 NL Cy Young award. The exhibit will also feature Vin Scully items, jerseys, game-used bats and a display honoring Corey Seager (2016 NL Rookie of the Year), Dave Roberts (2016 NL Manager of the Year) and Clayton Kershaw (2014 MVP and Cy Young Award Winner).
The museum opens to the public on select dates this offseason into Spring Training from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: December 2-4, December 9-11, December 16-18, December 23 and 24, December 26 – 31, January 2, January 6-8, January 13-16, January 20-22, January 27-29, February 3-5, February 10-12, February 17-20, February 24-26 and March 3-5.
Admission to the exhibit at Dodger Stadium is $10. Fans are encouraged to purchase in advance by visiting www.dodgers.com/museum.