Pulse: 60-Second Critic: Exhibit: Baseball as America

From Harry Caray’s eyeglasses to a photo tribute to the Phillies—The National Baseball Hall of Fame has it all


The National Constitution Center, through May 11th

The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s traveling collection of memorabilia traces the game’s effect on American culture through a knothole look at more than 500 historical artifacts, from Harry Caray’s eyeglasses to a 1960s vintage ticket window, and ends with a photo tribute to the oldest one-name, one-city franchise in pro sports: the Phillies. While the exhibit’s maze-like layout can cause congestion as fans try to catch glimpses of Babe’s bats and the iconic T206 Honus Wagner card, what’s baseball without the crowd?  A