A must-see presentation at the new Charles J. Muth museum

Calling all baseball enthusiasts! The Charles J. Muth Museum of Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson will hold a special event discussing the transformative impact of the Martinez brothers on baseball, Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m.

Uncover the incredible, untold stories that have shaped the game and continue to influence Major League Baseball today. This enhanced presentation builds on a successful showcase at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., featuring a never-before-seen trailer of the museum’s upcoming documentary. This is not just a baseball story—it’s a profound narrative of talent, tragedy and legacy, presented by Max Martinez Almenas and his son, Adam Martinez Almenas, grand and great-grand-nephews of Horacio “Rabbit” Martinez.

“Rabbit” Martinez was a five-time All-Star shortstop for the New York Cubans (1935-1947), and a 1947 Negro League World Series champion who also played professionally in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Aruba, Panama and Venezuela. He later became a super scout for the New York / San Fransisco Giants. He signed Juan Marichal (the first Dominican inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame), the Alou Brothers (Felipe, Jesus, and Mateo), and Manny Mota, arguably the most significant pinch hitter ever.

In essence, Martinez opened the original baseball talent pipeline from the Dominican Republic into Major League Baseball (MLB), creating a path for the first wave of Dominican players. His effects on baseball are still seen today.

Highlights of the Event:

  • In-Depth Presentation: Learn about the four Martinez Brothers, the players they signed, and their significant contributions in the Negro Leagues, Latin-American Winter Leagues, and MLB, as players, coaches, managers and deluxe MLB scouts.
  • Exclusive Trailer: Be among the first to watch a new trailer of the documentary, “The Martinez Brothers: The Untold Baseball Story of Talent, Tragedy and Legacy.”
  • Museum Tour: Explore the recently opened modern and interactive Charles J. Muth Museum situated at one of the last remaining negro league ballparks in the country honoring legendary players, including but not limited to Josh Gibson, Martin Dihigo, Jackie Robinson, Monte Irvin and Larry Doby, the first Black ballplayer to play in the American League, who had his first tryout with Irvin for the Newark Eagles at Hinchliffe Stadium. The multi-sport museum also honors professional athletes and performers who made their mark at Hinchliffe Stadium in track, football, boxing, car racing, Hollywood entertainment, and more.

Bring your family and friends to this free, inspiring event that promises to enlighten and engage. Refreshments will be served, so RSVP to ensure everyone can be accommodated.

The museum is located at 86 Maple St., Paterson, N.J.

RSVP Information:
Please RSVP at: [email protected] or call 862-385-1240.

You can also RSVP online at the Facebook event page link below: hwww.facebook.com/events/1455487735108427/