Summer in America has long been defined by the game hailed as our national pastime, with generations of memories formed in ballparks across the country and in every Seattle neighborhood.

Now, as Seattle welcomes the world to the 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park, Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) travels back in time to celebrate some of the biggest all-stars of all time.

And what legends they are: Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Ken Griffey Jr., and Ichiro Suzuki.

WHEN: July 1-November 5, 2023, 10 am-5 pm, MOHAI

WHERE: MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave N., Seattle

DETAILS: Thanks to the generosity of local collectors and baseball historians, MOHAI is proud to showcase an intimate selection of game-worn jerseys, game-used bats, and other treasures associated with these revered baseball legends who made a lasting impact on the game. The display also includes memorabilia from the first 80 years of Seattle baseball history, including items associated with the Seattle Giants, Rainiers, Pilots, and Mariners. 

The display opens Saturday, July 1, and runs through the World Series in early November. So as summer begins in earnest with visits to the ballpark, stop by MOHAI for a glimpse at some of the history that made baseball our national sport. As baseball historian and MOHAI’s guest curator David Eskenazi notes, “The future of baseball in Seattle is bright, brushed by the warm glow of the past.”

Artifacts include:

  1. Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees home jersey, and game-used bat.
  2. Ted Williams’ Boston Red Sox jersey, and game-used bat.
  3. Willie Mays’ San Francisco Giants jersey, and game-used bat.
  4. Roberto Clemente’s Pittsburgh Pirates jersey and game-used bat.
  5. Sandy Koufax’s Brooklyn Dodgers home jersey.
  6. Ken Griffey Jr.’s rookie year jersey and other artifacts including his game-used bat, autographed hat, and batting gloves.
  7. The cleats Ichiro Suzuki wore the day he broke the MLB single-season hit record on October 1, 2004.

COST: Free with admission and free to MOHAI members.

HOW: Visit MOHAI’s website for more details.