Seaford Museum goes to bat for baseball history



The rich history of baseball in Seaford is the topic of a special exhibit "Baseball Through the Years" at the Seaford Museum during the summer of 2000.
An opening day/open house to the exhibit will take place on Sunday, June 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the museum located at 105 New St. (near the foot of the High Street bridge). There will be free hot dogs, drinks and other refreshments available during the open house.
The exhibit follows the long history of baseball in Seaford with emphasis on the heydays of the sport when the Class D Seaford Eagles called Seaford their home during the late 1940s. There are also many old photographs from the past four decades of the Nanticoke Little League and a special display highlighting the career of Seaford's own Delino DeShields of the Baltimore Orioles.


The exhibit will be open every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. (excluding holiday weekends) during the summer and into the early fall.
According to exhibit coordinator Ron MacArthur, the exhibit is a small step to future exhibits. "It's not been easy gathering information for the exhibit, but I think once people see this one, they will search out other photographs and memorabilia for more baseball history exhibits," he said.
"It would also be great if some of the material could stay in the museum and become part of a permanent display because baseball really is a vital part of the history of the city," MacArthur added.