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Little League Museum Hosting Several Events During World Series

Little League Museum Hosting Several Events During World Series

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The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum will be hosting several events during the upcoming Little League Baseball World Series, including the appearance of former Major League Baseball and National Football League player Brian Jordan. The 66th Little League Baseball World Series will be played Aug. 16-26.

Former Major League outfielder, Brian Jordan, will be signing copies of his newest book “Time-Out for Bullies” on Aug. 17 and 18. In it, children can learn about the problem of bullying and get solutions in a way they can understand. Mr. Jordan discusses bullying and how it negatively impacts children and he reveals how he used his athletic ability to help those dealing with bullies in his school.

He also will sign books about two of his childhood experiences, “Overcoming the Fear of the Baseball” and “I Told You I Can Play,” which is about football.

Mr. Jordan will be at the museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. both days. He also will speak with players from the Urban Initiative program that will visit the museum and attend the Little League Baseball World Series games on Aug. 17.

The 15-year professional baseball player was an All-Star selection as a player for the Atlanta Braves. Mr. Jordan also played for four years in the National Football League and was an All-Pro selection with the Atlanta Falcons.

Jim Eisenreich, a former member of the Philadelphia Phillies, will join Bob Salomon for a book signing Aug. 23 to 25. They will represent the book, “A Glove of Their Own,” a heart-warming story about children sharing baseball equipment.

Mr. Eisenreich, who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, received the Tony Conigliaro Award, which is given annually to a Major League Baseball player who has overcome a significant obstacle in life. Mr. Eisenreich resides in Kansas City and runs the Jim Eisenreich Foundation for Children with Tourette Syndrome whose goal is to help children achieve personal success.

During his visit, Mr. Eisenreich will meet with members of the two Challenger Little League teams that will play on Aug. 25.

Additionally, the museum is hosting two special exhibits.

“Peanuts at Bat,” on loan from the Charles Schulz Museum in California, features Charlie Brown and his gang of misfits and their shenanigans when it came to playing baseball. Mr. Schulz was very interested in baseball and the exhibition features many of his favorite comic strips.

There will be pieces from the museum’s private collection and also some on loan from Karen Stotz Myers of Williamsport, who is a daughter of the organization’s founder, Carl Stotz.

The other exhibit, “Touching Base With Nature,” was developed in cooperation with Jeri Jones, a geologist from Spring Grove, Pa., focuses on what raw materials are needed to make a ball field and a stadium. There also is a section about the effects that gravity has on playing baseball.

The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, located at 525 Route 15 Highway, is currently open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The hours expand during the Little League Baseball World Series. The museum will close for renovations at 5 p.m. Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

For more information on the museum’s programming, contact Mrs. Janice Ogurcak, the museum director, at (570) 326-3607. Admission to the museum is $5 for anyone 14 and older; $1.50 for children ages 5-13; and $3 for senior citizens (62 and over). Children age 4 and younger are admitted free of charge. Group rates and tours are available.

You can follow the Little League Baseball World Series and find the schedule of events for the Museum on the Little League web site (www.LittleLeague.org).





Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

Schedule of Events During the Little League Baseball World Series

 

Aug. 16 (Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Aug. 17 (Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Book Signing – author Brian Jordan (Overcoming the Fear of the Baseball) – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.

Aug. 18 (Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Book Signing – author Brian Jordan (Overcoming the Fear of the Baseball) – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.

Aug. 19 (Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Aug. 20 (Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Aug. 21 (Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Aug. 22 (Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Aug. 23 (Museum hours: 9 am. to 7 p.m.)

Meet former Major League Baseball player Jim Eisenreich, presented by Bob Salomon and “A Glove of Their Own,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.

Aug. 24 (Museum hours: 9 am. to 7 p.m.)

Meet former Major League Baseball player Jim Eisenreich, presented by Bob Salomon and “A Glove of Their Own,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.

Aug. 25 (Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Meet former Major League Baseball player Jim Eisenreich, presented by Bob Salomon and “A Glove of Their Own,” 9-10 a.m. and noon-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.

Aug. 26 (Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)