New York Baseball, 1887–1977
Since the mid-19th century, when the New York Knickerbockers played the first organized baseball games using modern-day rules, New York has been home to some of the sport’s most successful and beloved teams. Opening June 10 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition ‘The Old Ball Game: New York Baseball, 1887–1977’ will include nearly 400 baseball cards featuring players from numerous teams, from the New York Metropolitans and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms to the Giants, Dodgers, Yankees, and Mets. All of the cards are from the collection of The Met; many will be on display for the first time. Read more.