Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

Baseball’s legends and myths, its heroes and flops, its struggles and its moments of triumph tell our national story. From Little League to Major League, this exhibition explores the central role the sport has played in the identity of Jews and other minority communities.

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American was created by the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia and made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Major support was also provided by the Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation; the Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman Family Foundation; the Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation; the Marc and Diane Spilker Foundation; Leesa & Leon Wagner; The Wagner Family Foundation; Harriet and Larry Weiss; Judy and Fred Wilpon; and Sam Wisnia.

View our upcoming Chasing Dreams-related programs and other special events here.

View our upcoming special exhibitions here.



 Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

Organized by:National Museum of American Jewish History

Sponsored by:

 National Endowment for the HUmanities

Presented by:Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Cleveland Indians

The Treu-Mart Fund

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

Mercedes-Benz and Porsche of North Olmsted

Audrey and Albert Ratner


Susan and John Turben Foundation

Stephen and Penni Weinberg

Baseball Heritage Museum

Cohen & Company

FirstMerit Bank

Lake County Captains

Barb and Abe Miller

Alvin and Laura Siegal

Akron Rubber Ducks

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Scene Magazine

Corky and Lennys

Dollar Bank

Enterprise Corp.

Grant and Jennifer Dinner

Donald and Lynn-Ann Gries

Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP

David B. Malik

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA

Robert and Brenda Weltman


Maltz Museum