Baseball season is right around the corner and the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art is celebrating the return with a new exhibit: “Our Love Affair with Baseball.”
Former Major League Baseball catcher Barry Lyons played a huge role in bringing minor league baseball to Biloxi and that’s why he has been named guest curator of the exhibit. Lyons, who was a member of the 1986 World Series champion New York Mets team, is assembling a six month retrospective that will feature weekly lunchtime guest speakers, including a host of well-known Major Leaguers and local distinguished baseball players, coaches, journalists and executives. “There’s nothing that I’m more passionate about than the game of baseball and certainly want to tell the world about baseball in South Mississippi. There’s a unique history to it. We had Major League Baseball here in Biloxi and in Gulfport in the 1930’s and the 1940’s. Some great stories there,” said Lyons.
“Our Love Affair with Baseball”, a follow-up to the museum’s successful “Katrina Plus 10” exhibit, will open on May 10th and run through November 4th, coinciding with the conclusion of the MLB World Series.