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A Celebration Of Baseball Legends

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$10

To celebrate spring training and Thomas Edison’s love of baseball, Edison and Ford Winter Estates is holding a special event to showcase a new exhibit that highlights some baseball legends who once played at Terry Park in Fort Myers.

Cornelius McGillicuddy, aka “Connie Mack,” was the manager and owner of the Philadelphia Athletics. He provided the plans for the construction of Terry Park, which opened for spring training in 1925. Thomas Edison was a frequent visitor at Terry Park and on at least one occasion, participated in batting practice with the Athletics team.

The Mack and Nolen families graciously loaned the Estates key artifacts to create a new baseball exhibit entitled “Fanatics: Edison, Mack, and Baseball in Fort Myers.”  On March 1, the public is invited to come to the event and meet Connie Mack, III, see the new exhibit, listen to baseball presentations, and tour the museum and botanic research laboratory. There will also be kid’s activities and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Admission to the event is $10; however, Edison Ford members and children 12 and younger will be admitted free. The riverside of the property will not be open during the event. Advance tickets are not required.

Details

Date:
March 1
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$10
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Website:
https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/a-celebration-of-baseball-legends/

Organizer

Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Phone
239-334-7419
Email
aedwards@edisonfordwinterestates.org
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Venue

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901 United States
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Phone
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901
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