An exhibit titled "Legacy of Lineweaver: The Rockingham County Baseball League" is on display at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society from May 24 to October 7, 2002. J. R. "Polly" Lineweaver, a sports writer for the Daily News-Record in the 1920's, contributed to the inception of the league in 1924. Members of the RCBL who have been leaders in the league's development have agreed to loan significant items for the exhibit. Richard Tysinger loaned uniforms, bats, and photos dating from the league's beginnings to the present time. Karl Olschofka, informal historian of the league, contributed his extensive knowledge of the league, as well as photographs and mitts. Other contributors include Carl McNett and Ozzie Armentrout.
Baseball serves as a unifying force, not only at the national level for the Major Leagues, but also in local clubs across the country. The sport appeals to a broad audience and has come to be a symbol of America for many. Join us as we explore the RCBL's role in our area.
RCBL photo courtesty of Carl McNett.
Be sure to bring the kids and your camera! We have real baseball uniforms to try on, a concession stand from which kids can hawk peanuts and popcorn and a lifesize painting that you lets you get into the picture. Would you like to swing or catch?
At left, exhibit curator Trisha Maust-Blosser and designer Kelli Hertzler make sure everything is in working order. Special thanks to Megan Pellerin for painting our 2D players!