Boys baseball team, Greeley Colorado, 1951.

Traveling Exhibition


In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas

A journey into the heart and history of Latino/a baseball in the United States

America’s favorite sports pastime of baseball has played an important role in history. El Pueblo History Museum’s new, free, bilingual exhibition, ¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas, will tell baseball stories through a new lens to reveal the history and culture of Latinos and their impact on American culture and society. Full of local history from Pueblo and other parts of Colorado, the exhibition will be on view in the free Community Gallery through August 1, 2021.

Colorado contributions include photographs from the Beet Leagues of northern Colorado, La Gente Sports and the Brown Bombers from Pueblo, and CF&I League images from southern Colorado coal mining communities. Look out for a talk with the Smithsonian curator of the exhibition and a panel discussion in June 2021.


  • Free, open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


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Greeley Grays game, Greeley, Colorado, 1963.
Women’s softball team at Tortilla Flat ballpark, Dinuba, California, mid-1970s.
La Gente Brown Bombers, Pueblo, CO, 1980s
Tee Ball, Pueblo, CO, 2010s