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Best Ballpark Improvement (Over $1M)

It was a project two years in the making and one of the largest undertakings since the St. Paul Saints moved into CHS Field in 2015.  The goal was to bring the history of the St. Paul Saints, and baseball in the city of Saint Paul, to life in a unique with a one of a kind free museum.  It opened in May 2019 and more than 30,000 people streamed through in the first few months.  For all its beauty and history the City of Baseball Museum was honored by Ballpark Digest as the Top Ballpark Improvement ($1 million or more) in all of baseball.

The year-end Ballpark Digest awards annually honor the best of the baseball industry, covering MLB, MiLB, independent-baseball, and summer-collegiate programs in a wide range of categories. It culminates in an awards reception at December’s Baseball Winter Meetings.


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Leadership in History Award

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) selected the City of Baseball Museum for its prestigious Leadership in History Award in May 2020.

In only its first year of operation, the Museum was cited by committee members of the Nashville-based orgamization for its excellence and significant achievements in making the past more meaningful to all people.

The AASLH Leadership in History Award was initiated in 1945 to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation and interpretation of state and local history throughout the United States.