National Ballpark Museum News and Events Archives
Our owner/curator, Bruce Hellerstein, was honored to be featured in this episode of The Club on AT&T SportsNet – Rocky Mountain Region which features some great stories and footage on the history of baseball in Denver It’s always a good time to learn something new about baseball in Denver. See the full episode here – https://vimeo.com/839323944
This weekend, baseball fans will converge upon Coors Field to see the Rockies take home a victory against the visiting Chicago Cubs. Visitors can also converge upon the National Ballpark Museum and take home a piece of Cubs’ history. The museum, located one block from Coors Field, received a donation of rare button-badges, which they will sell on a first-come first-serve basis. Emblazoned with the acronym “C.U.B.S.,” the buttons played a major role in an infamous battle between Chicago residents
In July 2021, during the All Star Game Festivities, the museum was honored with two very special hall of fame guests. David Ortiz and Peyton Manning, icons of their sport, visited the museum with the event being captured on video by ESPN as part of the “Big Papi’s Places” series. An excerpt of the visit can be seen on our Visual Media page
We are happy to announce a new addition to the museum – two vintage seats (circa 1920s) from Merchants Park, Denver. The seats are on display in the ‘Denver Room’. Merchants Park, once located at Broadway and I-25, is an important chapter in Denver’s baseball history. The park was completed in 1922 and was home to the original Denver Bears, the city’s first professional baseball team. In addition to the Bears, many legendary players made appearances here. In an era
We are accepting donations of lightly used baseball mitts, gloves and bats to be donated to the Boulder community baseball youth group that have lost all of their equipment in the tragic fire. Please stop by the museum during operating hours to drop off what you can. Thank You.