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Guest Curator Baseball Memorabilia

Edwin Rodas

“I just got hooked.”

“Baseball is my favorite sport,” says Edwin Rodas of Kalamazoo.  “When I was a kid there was a pitcher that threw a submarine ball. I loved to watch him pitch.”

Rodas, originally from Guatemala, brought his family to America in 1987, settling in Queens about a mile from Shea Stadium. “I didn’t go to too many games.  I was working two jobs to support my family.”

But they lived a couple blocks from a sports memorabilia store.  “I stopped in the store and there were baseball players signing autographs. That’s how it all started.  I just got hooked!”