by Coach Bear
July 3, 2003
Upon entering the museum, the first thing that caught my attention was a 10,000 square-foot multi-media exhibit. It included two film exhibits, two video exhibits, and 15 computer interactive stations. The centerpiece of the exhibit was the "Field of Legends" which featured 12 life-sized bronze cast sculptures of the most important players in Negro Leagues history.
After walking through the main exhibit, I took my wife to the Double Play Action Center, a sports entertainment showcase in the museum. This center features the Power Alley Interactive Batting System, a high-tech computer and film simulator that allows visitors to bat against today's modern day baseball superstar pitchers.
Finally, a visit to the museum store allowed us to purchase souvenirs to take home. I was impressed to learn more of the history of the game from a different perspective than that which we see at most modern ballparks.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am-6pm and Sunday from noon-6pm. Further information about the museum can be obtained by calling (816) 221-1920.
From journal City of Fountains: Kansas City