Monday, June 6, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ball Game


What started out as a question, has led to the opening of a new shrine dedicated to North Carolina baseball.

Folks, watching a baseball game at legendary Fleming Stadium in Wilson, NC, posed the question: “Is there a museum dedicated to baseball in the state?”

No one knew the answer.

It took several years, but the North Carolina Baseball Museum is a reality.

The museum is located within the confines of Fleming Stadium, not even a foul ball’s distance from the seats where that discussion took place. It’s home to baseball memorabilia from generations of North Carolinians who have opened their collections for others to share their passion for America’s Favorite Pastime. From old uniforms, baseball cards and even a baseball-themed chess set, the displays try to cover the history of baseball in North Carolina that dates back to the 19th century.

So the next time you’re cruising through Wilson, be sure to stop in and see the history of North Carolina’s Favorite Pastime.