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BHM News & Notes March 2016

Hough and League Park

Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood was home to professional baseball for nearly 60 years from as early as 1891 to as late as 1950. The neighborhood and baseball have been intertwined for over a century. On Saturday, March 12 Columbia University Professor Howard Williams will give a talk about the history of the Hough neighborhood and League Park’s place within the neighborhood. The talk will be at the BHM and begin at noon. A question & answer session will follow the talk.

March is National Reading Month

Celebrate National Reading Month by reading a baseball book. There are baseball books throughout the exhibits at the Baseball Heritage Museum including books about the Cleveland Indians, Joe DiMaggio, Frank Robinson, Satchel Paige, Bob Feller, baseball broadcasters, baseball parks, and Negro Leaguers Ray Dandridge, Leon Day and Willie Wells. Cleveland Public Library, its branches, and other libraries are filled with baseball books for your enjoyment.

What’s your favorite baseball book? Let us know at the museum, via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

March is Women’s History Month

Women play an important role in baseball recognized at the Baseball Heritage Museum. Museum displays recognize Alta Weiss who pitched at League Park in 1907, players of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, and Justine Siegal who was the first female coach for a Major League Baseball team and the first female to throw batting practice to a Major League team.

The Baseball Heritage Museum was proud to sponsor Siegal’s “Baseball For All” Girls Baseball Clinic along with the Lake County Captains on February 28 at Classic Park. We look forward to a similar clinic at League Park later in 2016.

If League Park Could Talk

Throughout 2016 the Baseball Heritage Museum will act as the interpreter for our home at Cleveland’s historic League Park. If League Park Could Talk it would recount a fascinating history dating back to 1891 and continuing today. Please join us throughout the year at the museum, our website and social media, as we honor League Park’s story and connect it with the larger history of baseball heritage.

Thanks to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture for its support of our “If League Park Could Talk” program. Follow the project on Twitter (@LeagueParkTalks).

Further Ahead

The BHM will have its annual Opening Day celebration on Monday, April 4. On Saturday, April 30, we will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first game at League Park. It took place on May 1, 1891.

Bring Your Group to the BHM

The museum often hosts groups for tours.  Contact us to learn more about bringing your group to the Baseball Heritage Museum.  Call 216-789-1083 or email morris@baseballheritagemuseum.org.
Support the BHM

Please support the Baseball Heritage Museum by liking us on Facebook and telling your friends about us.  Memberships and donations to the museum are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  You can join or make a donation at the museum or the museum website.

Volunteers Wanted, Internships Available

The museum is in need of volunteers and periodically offers internships to local area students.  If you are interested email morris@baseballheritagemuseum.org , or ask someone at the museum.

 

The Baseball Heritage Museum is located in the Ticket House at historic League Park, 6601 Lexington Avenue, at the corner of Lexington and East 66th Street. Unmetered parking is available on Lexington Avenue and East 66th Street. The museum is open every Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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