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BHM News & Notes: May 2016

  If League Park Could Talk: About Its 125th Birthday On Saturday, April 30 the Baseball Heritage Museum will celebrate League Park’s 125th birthday. The ballpark, at the corner of East 66th Street and Lexington Avenue, opened on May 1, 1891. Cy Young pitched the Cleveland Spiders to a 12-3 victory over Cincinnati before a full house of 9,000 fans in the new wooden park. League Park got a new…

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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…

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Cleveland Museum of Art a perfect fit!

A big thank you to the Cleveland Museum of Art for donating some fantastic showcases to the Baseball Heritage Museum. It is a perfect fit as one of the showcases has been filled with a League Park treasure, only a few of the end seats with the iconic finial are known to exist.

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Region 3 Ohio History Day Competition

Congratulations to Jacob Good of Shaker Heights High School, recipient of the Baseball Heritage Museum Special Prize for 2016.  The prize is given for the best baseball- related project at the annual Region 3 Ohio History Day Competition.  Good’s presentation was “Moe Berg: An International Man of Mystery” in the Senior Individual Documentary category.  Good told the story of the catcher who was a spy with insights into his baseball…

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BHM News & Notes

December 5, 2015 Cleveland Rams at League Park Writer/Historian Vince Guerrieri will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the final National Football League game at League Park with a program on the Cleveland Rams.  The Rams won nine of 10 regular season games in 1945, with home games at League Park, before winning the NFL Championship game versus the Washington Redskins at Cleveland Municipal Stadium on December 16, 1945.  The program…

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