Former baseball player speaks at museum
Progress made on Settlers Cabin foundation
Albie Pearson, who was the center-fielder in the 1950s and 1960s for the Washington Senators, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Los Angeles Angels, until he had to quit due to a ruptured disc in his back, shared many interesting highlights of his professional career in baseball with a crowd of about 50 people at the Bella Vista Historical Museum on Sunday, Oct. 28. He then stayed for another hour to sign autographs, proceeds from which went to the museum.
Albie and his wife Helen, now married for 65 years, recently moved to Bella Vista from southern California to be near three of their five daughters who live in Northwest Arkansas. Albie went grocery shopping at Allen’s, where manager Steve Allen welcomed him as a new customer, and when he found out who he was, Allen invited him to present a baseball program at the museum.
Construction continues on the concrete block foundation for the old log cabin, “Settlers Cabin,” that has been donated to the Bella Vista Historical Museum. The cabin will be moved from its present location near Lake Avalon and placed beneath the trees north of the current museum building, shown here in fall’s glory.
A crowd of baseball fans show up to listen to Albie Pearson discuss his playing time with the MLB.
Albie Pearson signs baseball memorabilia after his presentation at the Bella Vista Historical Museum on Sunday, Oct. 28.