- Associated Press - Saturday, October 31, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - As baseball fans are focused on the World Series, the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is showcasing an exhibit that traces the history of baseball in South Dakota.

“Play Ball! The National Pastime in South Dakota” explores the sport from South Dakota’s territorial era to the present through artifacts, images, video and hands-on activities.

Museum director Jay Smith says it’s a great time to visit the exhibit as another Major League Baseball season concludes.

Among the items on display is a collection of Northern League paraphernalia donated by Aberdeen native Paul Gertsen.

Two South Dakota women who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, as well as Hall of Fame players James “Cool Papa” Bell and Jim Palmer are featured in the exhibit.

The exhibit runs through August.

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