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Former Kansas City Royals owner sports memorabilia on view at FAU

Babe Ruth’s pinstripe uniform pants worn on his first day as a New York Yankee in 1921. Joe DiMaggio’s 1936 rookie uniform. A football signed by the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins.

After closing its doors in March 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Avron B. Fogelman Sports History Museum on Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton campus has reopened.

The collection was donated to FAU by former Kansas City Royals owner and longtime Boca Raton resident Avron B. Fogelman. The 3,500-square-foot exhibition contains 1,200 pieces of sports memorabilia, including Roger Maris’ 1961 uniform when he broke the single season home run record.

Admission is free at the museum in the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Summer hours will change slightly on May 11. Current hours, directions, parking directions and visitors’ guidelines at  https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/fogelman-sports-museum/ 

“Creating an exhibit to display this collection is a way for us to protect our history. It is a living, breathing account of our country’s history, America’s Pastime and other sports told through artifacts, my own personal stories and the stories of my friends,” Fogelman said in the reopening announcement.

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