Mark Attanasio, Commissioner Emeritus Selig Speak at “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American”
Milwaukee Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio introduced Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) Selig tonight at a members preview for a new exhibit at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee called, “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American.”
Mark and Debbie Attanasio and Bud and Sue Selig serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the exhibit, which opens to the public starting on Sunday, June 14 and runs through September 7.
The exhibit consists of a core panel developed by and on loan from the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. It has been augmented by artifacts on loan from local organizations and individuals and explores how baseball has served as an arena in which values, identity, ethnicity, and race have been projected, contested, and occasionally solidified.
The exhibit celebrates well-known Jewish heroes such as Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax, as well as iconic baseball pioneers such as Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Roberto Clemente, and Ichiro Suzuki. It also highlights baseball’s extended family of vendors, team owners, minor leaguers, amateur players, scouts, broadcasters, journalists, novelists and fans.
Here are some photos from the museum and the exhibit itself: