Play ball. A common summertime call to action in towns and cities across the U.S. So it is in Bennington, but with one difference: you don’t play baseball, you re-live it. The Bennington Museum is hosting two baseball-related exhibits this summer, says The Rutland Herald. The Golden Age of Baseball features a bat used by Babe Ruth, a glove used by Willie Mays, and a jersey worn by Lou Gehrig, along with historic pennants, baseball cards, and even Jackie Robinson’s contract for $21,000 a season in 1949. The other exhibit, Baseball In Vermont: History Comes Alive At The Bennington Museum, focuses on baseball’s history in Vermont and Bennington County, showcasing a letter from 1881 talking about baseball teams in Dorset, E. Dorset, Rutland, and Sunderland. The Bennington Center for the Arts has put together their own baseball exhibit, Heroes And Legends: A Mike Schact Retrospective. "Schact was an artist who explored the art of baseball as it reflected our culture," according to Daryl Kenny, director of advancement for the center. So come experience a home run in Bennington this summer.