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Batter Up!

Block Cinema to screen rare films from the Baseball Hall of Fame Aug. 5

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July 20, 2011 | by Judy Moore

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Highlights from the 1935 World Series between Charley Grimm’s Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers and footage of baseball legends such as centerfielder Willie Mays, outfielder Ty Cobb and baseman Jackie Robinson will be screened at Northwestern University this summer.

Open to the public, the nostalgic clips will be part of Block Cinema’s seventh annual showing of “Rare Films from the Baseball Hall of Fame“ that will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in the Pick-Laudati Auditorium of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at 40 Arts Circle Drive, on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

The yearly film event -- a big hit with baseball fans of all ages -- will feature David Filipi, curator of film and video for Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts. Filipi will introduce the clips during the two-hour Block program.

Die-hard fans of the sport also will be visually entertained by clips of other past heroes of the diamond, including pitchers Bob Feller, Satchel Paige and Walter Johnson, second baseman Nellie Fox as well as a selection of classic Gillette TV commercials featuring top players. 

Filipi’s ongoing rare baseball films project has been presented at numerous national venues since 2004.

Admission is $6 for the general public; and $4 for Block Museum members and seniors 65 and older or with a Northwestern University WildCARD or valid student ID.  

For more, visit www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/block-cinema/

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