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California Museum—Professional Baseball in California

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Last month I stopped in Sacramento to visit the California Museum's exhibit, Professional Baseball in California. While the exhibit was fairly modest in size, the quality of the items was top notch. The old Pacific Coast League was featured, as was the current major league teams. It also focused on players who were from California, so players like Joe DiMaggio (and his brothers) and Ted Willams were represented. I was surprised there was barely a mention of Mike Trout.

Here's a few photos I shot:

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PCL Angels uniform

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Nolan Ryan uniform

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...and his baseball card

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Vlad!

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Our boys at work in the PCL

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PCL Uniforms (L-R) LA Angels, San Francisco Seals, Sacramento Salons, San Diego Padres

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Duke Snider and Ted Williams uniforms

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Ted Williams hat and glove

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Ted Williams bat. If this thing could tell stories...

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Los Angeles winter league baseball, circa 1902

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The evolution of the catcher's glove and mask

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Baseball gloves circa 1920

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Bats from the Sacramento Salons

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I want to see Mookie Betts wearing this old school Sux warm up jacket

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I was unaware there was a California Negro League. Time to go research history.

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Artie Wilson of the Oakland Oaks

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Only Wille Mays could replace him

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Grand Rapids Chicks uniform from the All American Girls Professional Baseball League

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Nothing says celebrating going 3-4 like firing up a heater

Of course Hollywood must be represented...

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The script from The Natural and Wonderboy

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Props from A League of Their Own

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Cast autographed ball and script

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