Thanksgiving Hours

The Museum will close early at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 23. The Museum will be open on Friday, November 24, 10 am to 8 pm. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Esteban Bellan (1850-1932)

When Esteban Bellán was a young Cuban student at St. John’s College (now Fordham) in the 1860s, he was introduced to the game of baseball, discovering both a talent and a career. He Americanized his name, and as Steve Bellán became the first Latin American to play professional baseball.

After a few years here, he returned to Cuba and helped establish the game in his home land. In this pavilion, children and adults explore the world of baseball today, a story with national and international scale.

Creative: Tronvig Group