Baseball season is almost here! Cardinals Opening Day is Sunday, April 2nd. It’s practically an official St. Louis holiday. We have plenty of baseball memorabilia here at Blueberry Hill to get you in the spirit, including a James “Cool Papa” Bell baseball bat, located in our Dart Room. Cool Papa Bell’s daughter gave the bat to owners Joe Edwards and Linda Edwards and included a letter.
Cool Papa Bell is a St. Louis legend, considered by some as one the fastest baseball players in history. He joined the St. Louis Stars (part of the Negro Baseball League) in 1922, leading them to league titles in 1928, 1930 and 1931. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. Blueberry Hill was gifted one of his bats in 1991 after he was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Be sure to check out this truly special piece of St. Louis (and baseball) history next time you visit us along with all of our other cases of baseball memorabilia!
Our huge wall-sized airbrush paintings of Stan Musial and Lou Brock. Fun fact: Lou Brock’s eyes follow you as you walk across the room – it’s an optical illusion – try it!