September News & Notes
A Baseball Experience at League Park
On Saturday, September 17, join us and support the Baseball Heritage Museum for A Baseball Experience at League Park. We invite you to participate in on-field batting practice and fielding on the restored baseball diamond at Cleveland’s Historic League Park… where many greats such as Babe Ruth, Bob Feller, and Cy Young have played. This is your chance to take some swings, make some plays and enjoy a fun-filled baseball event. A Baseball Experience includes: on-field batting practice and fielding, an old school “pick-up game,” and a tour of League Park and the Baseball Heritage Museum.
The “experience” begins at 10 a.m. Participants are invited to bring their families, take pictures and come dressed in your favorite baseball attire to show off your skills on the new all-turf baseball surface.
Advanced registration $50 per person / $60 after September 10
$40 per person for Baseball Heritage Museum, SABR, and Wahoo Club members (pre-registered)
Register online at
or in person at the museum.
Questions? Call 216-789-1083.
Pleibol! is a collaborative between Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center and the Baseball Heritage Museum with support from the City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council, The Cleveland Indians, corporate and other business stakeholders. This event will take place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at the historic League Park located in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood consisting of a private dinner reception with guest speakers and an entire day of softball games open to the community. Anticipated guests include Carlos Baerga, Alvaro Espinosa, Dave Nelson and Luis Mayoral.
BHM Director of Education and resident artist Joe Gazzo is conducting another series of art classes at the Baseball Heritage Museum each Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Classes begin on August 31 and conclude on September 28. All ages and talent levels are welcome. The classes are part of our on-going “If League Park Could Talk” series of events.
Ted Williams and League Park
The one and only time Ted Williams played on an American League championship team the flag was clinched at League Park on September 13, 1946. The Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 thanks to the only inside-the-park home run Williams ever hit in the major leagues. Tex Hughson beat Red Embree that day before a crowd of 3,295 fans. (for the boxscore, click here http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CLE/CLE194609130.shtml )
Five years earlier, Williams had five hits in 11 at bats in the four games he played at League Park in 1941. On September 28th at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Williams made history with six hits in eight at-bats of a doubleheader against the Athletics to finish the season with a .406 batting average. Williams remains the last player to hit over .400 in a regular Major League Baseball season.
League Park and Progressive Field in September
As the Indians pursue another championship, why not combine a trip to Progressive Field with a trip to the home of Cleveland’s first baseball champions and the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park. The museum is open every Saturday year-round from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. including September 3 when the Indians host the Marlins at 7:10 p.m., September 17 when the Tigers visit at 4:10 p.m., and September 24 when the White Sox face the Tribe at 7:10 p.m. We are also open every Wednesday in September from 1 to 4 p.m. including September 7 and September 21 when the Indians have 7:10 p.m. home games against the Astros and Royals respectively.
Extended Hours: The Baseball Heritage Museum will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 and Saturday, September 24. Take advantage of this extra opportunity to visit the museum and League Park on your way to Progressive Field.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
THANK YOU! to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, for support of our “If League Park Could Talk” program. Follow the project on Twitter @LeagueParkTalks