Handling the Curve: COVID-19 and Major League Baseball

Current Exhibition

2020 was a season unlike any in baseball history. "Handling the Curve: COVID-19 and Major League Baseball" leverages our national pastime, and specifically the 2020 baseball season, to explore individual stories and our collective social experience from a year that powerfully impacted us all.

"Handling the Curve" includes artifacts and photographs from Major League teams, oral histories, 3D models and cutting edge data visualizations presented in mixed reality to investigate Covid’s impact on the game during the 2020 season, as well as public health consequences of the pandemic for the communities surrounding the stadiums where baseball is played.

In-Person and Virtual School Trips

For more information contact Education Director Jenny Pollack.

The Museum offers interactive, sports-based education experiences that explore topics in STEM, history and language arts. 

Learn More About Our Education Programs

At-Home Learning Through Baseball

Boy with tablet and notebook
Collage of images from the Museum's at-home lesson plans

Free, multimedia lesson plans explore important topics of Race, Immigration, Gender & Financial Literacy through the lens of baseball. Virtual learning has never been more accessible or fun. 

Exciting readings, off-screen activities, thought-provoking questions and multimedia tools create an engaging, accessible learning experience for middle and high school students. And our plans meet NJ State and Common Core National Standards, so they're the perfect supplement to classroom curriculum.

Visit Our Online Lesson Plans Page

Discover Greatness is Available Virtually

Poster for the Discovering Greatness exhibition
Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Leagues BaseballVisit virtually 24/7

2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues. In honor of this milestone, DISCOVER GREATNESS showcases 90 photographs and Negro Leagues artifacts illustrating the rich history of Black baseball from the late 1800s–1960s.


A Glimpse of the Museum

1 of 4: Yogi Berra Museum Award recipients Bruce Beck, Arlene Howard, CC Sabathia, and Jeff Idelson: April 19, 2022

2 of 4: Yogi honored with his own Forever Stamp: June 24, 2021

A boy throws a ball at a virtual pitching exhibit.

3 of 4: PITCH! is open for play

4 of 4: Museum Golf Outing Co-Captains Willie Randolph & Ron Guidry: June 13, 2022

Exhibit Spotlight

From the ArchivesA Love Story for the Ages

While Yogi was on the road and courting the lovely Carmen Short, they would exchange countless letters. Carmen saved them all, and you can see just how love-stricken a young Larry was.