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March 2019

Women Negro Leaguers

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

When the history of baseball’s Negro Leagues is told, the women who were part of the game should not be forgotten.  During the early 1950s as the league was fighting for its survival, 3 women were signed and played for the Indianapolis Clowns. While racism and ‘Jim Crow’ laws were rampant, these women also faced sexism from fans, teammates and opponents alike.They were not the only women in Negro League baseball.  There was also Effa Manley – Co-Owner of the…

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April 2019

Music Box Supper Club: Cleveland Stories Dinner Party

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Details to come!

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Baseball Book Club: From the Dugouts to the Trenches Baseball During the Great War

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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The United States entered World War One 102 years ago today. Baseball, like the rest of the country, changed dramatically when the United States entered World War I, and Jim Leeke brings these changes to life in From the Dugouts to the Trenches. He deftly describes how the war obliterated big league clubs and largely dismantled the Minor Leagues, as many prominent players joined the military and went overseas. By the war’s end more than 1,250 ballplayers, team owners, and sportswriters would…

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Folk Hero Forever: The Eclectic, Enthralling Baseball Life of Luke Easter

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

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of his trailblazing 1949 debut, this spirited presentation and discussion will focus on the baseball exploits of Luke Easter, former Cleveland Indians slugger. Please join Alex Painter, author of 'Folk Hero Forever: The Eclectic, Enthralling Baseball Life of Luke Easter', for an afternoon dedicated to the oft-forgotten but nonetheless spectacular baseball feats of Easter. The eleventh player to break baseball's color barrier, thousands watched in amazement throughout his career as the towering yet mysterious Easter hit…

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June 2019

1995 Cleveland Indians: the Sleeping Giant Awakes

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

After almost 40 years of sub-500 baseball, the Sleeping Giant awoke in 1995, the first season the Indians spent in their new home of Jacobs Field. To celebrate, 40 different SABR authors and editors recently released a book that will transport you back in time to 1995, providing biographies of all the players, coaches, and broadcasters that evoke that glorious era once again for Tribe fans. The volume is also sprinkled with personal perspectives, as well as game stores from key…

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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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