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Remembering the 1958 Edinburg Pony League All Stars
August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sixty years ago, when Edinburg was a small town but with a big community ambience, a team of young baseball players made Rio Grande Valley sports history. Surviving team members and the coaches will come together and reminisce about their challenges and triumphs as a team at the Museum of South Texas History.
In Pharr, Texas, in 1958, the Edinburg Pony League All Stars beat the Monterrey, Mexico, Pony League team that included Angel Macias, who had pitched the perfect game in the 1957 Little League World Series. Because of Macias, the team was expected to advance to the Pony League World Series. Instead, the win advanced the Edinburg Pony League All Stars to the Pony League World Series semi-finals in Lubbock, Texas, where they were defeated. Although the team came home early, local community businesses and organizations celebrated the team’s efforts with great fanfare—making lasting memories for the young boys.
Starting at 10 a.m., a pop-up museum compiled of several personal items will give the public a chance to view memorabilia. At 11 a.m., the players, coaches and scorekeeper will give a few words and tell a few cherished stories such as their experience playing in a rematch before a packed stadium of thousands in Monterrey.
This event will be held during Free Saturdays at MOSTHistory between 10 a.m. and noon. All ages can attend the museum and community reception for free. Arrivals at and after 12:01 p.m. must pay regular admission. For more information about the Community Reception: 1958 Edinburg Pony League All Stars or Free Saturday Morning, please contact the museum at 956-383-6911.