A new exhibit is now open at Sacramento State University that highlights the history of Mexican American baseball in the Capitol City.

The history exhibit is called Campo De Sueños, which means field of dreams.

According to curator and assistant professor Mark Ocegueda, baseball was an escape for the Mexican American community from strenuous manual labor like farming, canneries and packing houses.

“This is a special exhibit because it really tells the history of Sacramento’s Mexican community,” Ocegueda said. “You get labor history, migration, civil rights. You get to see how arts played a role in the Mexican community.”

The exhibit will run through Sept. 19 at the University Union.

It’s open Monday through Friday.


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