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Several Events to Take Place at Little League Museum During The Little League Baseball 2010 World Series

Several Events to Take Place at Little League Museum During The Little League Baseball 2010 World Series

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Aug. 9, 2010) – An astronaut, a space exhibition and authors will provide the excitement at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum during the Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) exhibition, which is indoors, will open Saturday, Aug. 14. The outside exhibition will be open to the public on Aug. 20-29.

In connection with the NASA exhibit, Col. Terry Virts, a Little League coach and the astronaut who piloted the Endeavour Space Shuttle earlier this year, will be greeting the public at the Museum from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20.

Also arriving Friday will be the team from “A Glove of Their Own,” an award-winning children’s book that gives back to the community. Coach Bob Salomon and two of the authors, Debbie Moldovan and Keri Conkling, will be at the museum from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21; and from 12:30 -2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22.

Joining them for part of the time will be retired Major Leaguer Dick Drago. Mr. Drago, who played for the Kansas City Royals and the Boston Red Sox, will sign “A Glove of Their Own” books from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, and 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22.

The books are available in the Museum’s store or may be obtained using the code LLM444 online, at: www.agloveoftheirown.com.

Marjorie Maddox, Williamsport author of “Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems,” will be in the museum lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. Her books also are available in the museum store.

The Museum also will host Len Berman, author of “The 25 Greatest Ballplayers of All Time” and “The Greatest Moments in Sports.” Mr. Berman, an Emmy-Award winning sportscaster, will be at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27. His books are available in the museum store and his visit is coordinated through Brodart Co. and Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.

Artist Kathy Bonnell will have her renditions of the Little League World Series stadiums on display from Aug. 20-29.

New this year is an exhibit “Pittsburgh Pirates Pride,” a display featuring Pirate Major Leaguers who have Little League or Williamsport connections; “The Perfect Game,” which is about the Monterrey, Mexico, team in 1957; and “Little League and the White House,” which chronicles the youth sports organization’s relationship with the executive branch of the United States government since the Dwight Eisenhower era in the late 1950s.

The fiber optics map, “The World of Little League,” is now narrated by Brent Musberger, a sportscaster for ESPN and ABC, who has been a member of the broadcast crew for Little League World Series for the last 10 years.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 14 and Aug. 16 through Aug. 19; and noon to 5 p.m. on Aug. 15. The hours will expand during the series with the museum opening daily at 9 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m. with the exception of Sundays when it will open at 11 a.m.

Starting Sept. 18, and continuing through Nov. 14, the museum will host a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. Please contact the museum for the hours for “Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente.”

The museum is at 525 Route 15 Highway, South Williamsport, Pa., and is located on the Little League International Complex where the Little League World Series is played.

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 ).

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Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Schedule of Events During the Little League Baseball 2010 World Series

Aug. 14 & 16-19
NASA Exhibit (inside the Museum)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Aug. 15
NASA Exhibit (inside the Museum)
Noon - 5 p.m.
Aug. 20-28
NASA Exhibit (outside the Museum)
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Aug. 20-29
World Series artist, Kathy Bonnell
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Aug. 20-29
NASA Exhibit (inside the Museum)
9 a.m. -  7 p.m.
Aug. 20
Meet Astronaut Col. Terry Virts
2 - 4 p.m.
“A Glove of Their Own” authors Debbie Moldovan and Keri Conkling, and Coach Bob Salomon
4 - 7 p.m.
Aug. 21
“A Glove of Their Own” authors Debbie Moldovan and Keri Conkling, and Coach Bob Salomon
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 -7 p.m.
“A Glove of Their Own” hosts retired Major Leaguer Dick Drago
4 -7 p.m.
Aug. 22
“A Glove of Their Own” hosts retired Major Leaguer Dick Drago
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Aug. 23
“Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems” author Marjorie Maddox
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 3 - 7 p.m.
Aug. 24
“Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems” author Marjorie Maddox
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 4 -7 p.m.
Aug. 27
“The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time” author Len Berman
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m.
Aug. 29
NASA Exhibit (outside the Museum)
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.