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Pleibol! Latinos and African Americans Breaking the Color Barrier in America’s Favorite Pastime.

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - September 24 @ 5:00 pm

Project Title:  Pleibol!  Latinos and African Americans Breaking the Color Barrier in America’s Favorite Pastime.

Mission:  To celebrate the history and legacy of Latinos and African Americans in baseball.

1. To trace the trajectory of Latinos, African Americans, and the diversity in baseball from the Negro Leagues to Major League Baseball.

  1. To educate respective communities on the contributions and impact that League Park has had on the city of Cleveland as a whole in hopes of creating a sense of commonality.

Description:  Pleibol! is a collaborative event 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, Cleveland Public Library, AARP, corporate and other business stake holders.  This event will take place over a three   day period at Cleveland’s Historic League Park located in the Hough neighborhood and will consist of a private reception with guest speakers and two days of softball games open to the community.

Contact us at 216-789-1083 for sponsorship and ticket information.

Dates:       July 22 10 am to 2 pm
First Pitch Smithsonian Institution Discovery Event
                   Latinos and Baseball In the Barrios   and  the Big Leagues

  September 22nd   through September 24th  


Friday:       VIP Meet and Greet                          6:00pm to 6:30pm

Dinner:                                                  6:00pm to 7:00pm

Program:                                              7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tour of Facility and Park:                 8:00pm to 9:00pm


 Saturday:   Youth Clinics (with guest players)            9:00 am to 11:30 am

Games                                                          12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Sunday:      Youth Clinics                                              9:00 am to 11:30 am

Games                                                         12:00 pm to 6:00 pm




September 22 @ 6:00 pm
September 24 @ 5:00 pm
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League Park
6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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