CBM changes plans,
will not open in Whiting
By Dr. David Fletcher, CBM President
Posted Tuesday, September 2nd
The Chicago Baseball Museum (CBM) has resumed efforts to locate its future bricks-and-mortar museum in Chicago.
This decision follows the amicable completion of many months of meetings, joint research and strategic planning with the city of Whiting, Ind. CBM would have been part of a very ambitious redevelopment of that city’s lakefront.
“We thank Mayor Joe Stahura and his team for everything they did to explore the possibility of CBM calling Whiting its home and we wish them the best with all they hope to achieve. A lot of time and effort went into the idea, on both sides, and at the end of the day we all realized that some matters remained which likely couldn’t be worked out,” said CBM Founder and President Dr. David Fletcher.
The Chicago Baseball Museum continues its active role in the Chicago baseball scene. This season, it has worked with the Jack Brickhouse family on the Cubs’ Jack Brickhouse Day at Wrigley Field and with the Double Duty Classic staged by the Chicago White Sox. CBM also provided on-site coverage of Induction Weekend at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., where Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux and Tony LaRussa were among inductees.