One of baseball's most iconic stadiums is about to get even more historic. A piece of the Hall of Fame is coming to Dodger Stadium, where starting Friday fans will have the chance to experience one of baseball's most comprehensive photo archives.
A traveling extension of the full display on exhibit year-round in Cooperstown, N.Y., Picturing America's Pastime uses 51 framed photographs to illustrate baseball's century and a half-long lifespan, from the sport's humble infancy to its modern spectacle. The photos span generations in an attempt to link the grandeur of the early game to the vibrancy of today's version.
"Some of the greatest photographers of the last 150 years found baseball to be the perfect canvas for their work," said Erik Strohl, the vice president of exhibitions and collections at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. "The images in Picturing America's Pastime represent a small sample of the brilliant work we preserve in Cooperstown, and the touring exhibit gives fans all over the country the chance to experience the beauty and power of these photos first-hand."
The exhibit can be viewed at the Dodgers' pop-up museum, located in the left-field reserve level team store at Dodger Stadium, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT during the following dates: Dec. 2-4, Dec. 9-11, Dec. 16-18, Dec. 23-24, Dec. 26-31, Jan. 2, Jan. 6-8, Jan. 13-16, Jan. 20-22, Jan. 27-29, Feb. 3-5, Feb. 10-12, Feb. 17-20, Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5. Admission to the exhibit is $10.
Joe Trezza is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @joetrezz. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.