Virtual Voices of the Game: Rob Nelson

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

Learn how former left-handed pitcher Rob Nelson started Big League Chew from humble beginnings in the Portland Mavericks bullpen in 1977. For more than 35 years, the iconic pouches packed with shredded, flavorful bubble gum have become the preferred chewing gum for all ages having sold more than 800 million pouches to date.

Hear stories from Rob about his minor league career, his idea for Big League Chew and its home in our Whole New Ballgame Exhibit! The iconic Big League Chew pouch is displayed in the 1980s section of Whole New Ballgame on the Museum’s second floor, detailing the 1980 debut of the bubble gum by inventor Rob Nelson.

Attendees will also learn more about the Museum's on-site Kids Discovery Tour, sponsored by Big League Chew.

Thanks to the support from The Ford Motor Company, this program is free of charge but registration is required.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the virtual program.

Once capacity is reached via Zoom connection, participants may join us live on the Hall of Fame's Facebook