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July 2019

Bases to Bleachers: A Collection of Personal Baseball Stories From the Stands

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Eric C Gray has written a book about folks' experiences with baseball on many diverse levels. The book is titled Bases to Bleachers: A Collection of Personal Baseball Stories from the Stands and is published by Palmetto Publishing. The book contains memories about being with family, meeting stars, watching and playing the game at various levels, and many other wide-ranging chapters. At its heart, it is really a human interest book in a baseball setting, filled with stories that will make you…

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August 2019

Rocky Colavito: Cleveland’s Iconic Slugger with Author Mark Sommer

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Meet the author and celebrate Rocky's birthday with us! Rocky Colavito captivated fans during the 1950s and 1960s with his movie-star looks, boyish enthusiasm, powerful batting and cannon-like arm. "Rocky Colavito: Cleveland's Iconic Slugger" by Mark Sommer is the first comprehensive biography of "the Rock" in more than a half century. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Register here  

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League Park Stories at the Parma Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Baseball Heritage Museum will share historic moments and off beat stories that make up the history of League Park, the original home of Cleveland baseball. The Parma Snow Branch is located at 2121 Snow Road • Parma, Ohio 44134 Register here

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Celebrating League Park

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for events commemorating the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the League Park historical marker. Watch for details.    

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September 2019

Author Ruth Hanford Morhard: Mrs. Morhard and the Boys

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

As the Great Depression brought America to the brink of disaster, a devoted single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the nation. Josephine Morhard never waited for something to happen. At twelve years old, fiercely independent Josephine left her family’s Pennsylvania farm to start a new life. Coming of age during one of the most devastating times in America, and weathering two bad marriages, Josephine put her personal problems…

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Babe Ruth is Missing : A Mystery by Saul Isler

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A broken bedroom window, stolen signatures, and potentially millions of suspects . . . former DEA agent and now rare book dealer Ovid Kent will need all the help he can get to solve this case and find the purloined penmanship. Oddly enough, he gets help from the least likely source, or is that just a hallucination brought on by a blow to the head? Throw in a beautiful nurse, an eventful trip back to his hometown, and it all…

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Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know About Baseball

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Scouting and scoring are considered fundamentally different ways of ascertaining value in baseball. Scouting seems to rely on experience and intuition, scoring on performance metrics and statistics. In his new book Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball, Christopher Phillips rejects these simplistic divisions. He shows how both scouts and scorers rely on numbers, bureaucracy, trust, and human labor in order to make sound judgments about the value of baseball players. A unique consideration of the role…

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

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - September 29 @ 6:00 pm

Details to come!

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