Yes, you'll find plenty of statistics-spouting baseball fanatics walking around the Hall. But this museum isn't just for passionate lovers of the game or its coveted collectibles. After all, this is America's pastime, and some 30,000 exhibited items demonstrate how important this sport has been to America's past and present. The Hall collected its first artifact in 1937, and now you can find baseballs, bats, uniforms, ballpark artifacts, priceless trading cards, and a microcosm of American history. You'll learn about the Negro Leagues and the integration of baseball, discover the president who established the tradition of throwing out the first pitch on opening day, and, of course, see some of the greatest moments of the greatest players ever. A 3-year, $20-million renovation was completed in 2005, adding 10,000 square feet of exhibit space and new technology, so depending on how big a fan you are, you could spend anywhere from an hour to a full day (or more) browsing, learning, and loving the game.
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