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September 2017

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

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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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, The Smithsonian Institution and other 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 dinner reception with guest speakers and two days of…

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October 2017

17U Playoff Games

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Speaking for League Park: Baseball’s Best Regular Season- The Negro League Impact on the 1954 Cleveland Indians

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The presentation is part of the Baseball Heritage Museum’s 2017  ‘October is World Series Month’ programming. Free and open to the public, and is made possible, in part,by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC).

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Sports Memoir Writing Workshop with Literary Cleveland

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this workshop, participants will look at classic sports memoirs, some of which feature Cleveland sports legends like Lebron James to learn about what it takes to write a great memoir about sports. Consider H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights memoir which took us to Odessa, in West Texas and changed how we felt about high school football, spawned a film and TV series. Back to James, his “I’m Coming Home” letter, it is an example of the power of the…

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Speaking for League Park Book Discussion: Rowdy Patsy Tebeau and the Cleveland Spiders: Fighting to the Bottom of Baseball, 1887-1899

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In an era of rowdy teams, the Cleveland Spiders (1887-1899) were baseball's rowdiest. Managed by Oliver "Patsy" Tebeau, a quick-tempered infielder, the Spiders seemed to heap abuse of one kind or another on everyone--umpires, opposing teams, even the fans. Their aggression never brought home the pennant, but Cleveland's battles with the league's top clubs, including an 1895 Temple Cup victory over the Baltimore Orioles, are now legendary. Yet the story of the Spiders , as told here by  David Fleitz,…

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November 2017

The Cleveland Indians and Social Change

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This  program takes a glimpse  at the history of Cleveland and social change during the 1940s and 1950s through the prism of baseball. It  is a preview of a series planned for Spring 2018  which will be delivered through a series of sessions highlighting Cleveland as a premier economic and industrial center,  Baseball as emblematic of America and The Cleveland Indians and 1948 in particular during their championship season. The Indians led the way in the American League ewith the number…

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Billy Evans: The Accidental Hall of Famer

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Billy Evans started out as a sportswriter. He became a Hall of Fame umpire during the game's early days -- and remains the youngest arbiter in major league baseball history. He retired to become the Indians general manager -- the first person with that title in baseball history -- and also served as general manager for another League Park occupant, the NFL's Cleveland Rams. This program is  free and open to the public, and is made possible, in part,by a grant…

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December 2017

Lost Cleveland : Author Visit and Book Signing

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Laura DeMarco visits to talk about her book Lost Cleveland. Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, this book features much-loved Cleveland institutions that have been consigned to history. Losses include: City Hall, Diebolt Brewing Co., Luna Park, Sheriff Street Market, Hotel Winton, League Park, Union Depot, Hotel Allerton, Leo’s Casino, Cleveland Arena, Bond Store, The Hippodrome, Cuyahoga and Williamson buildings, Record Rendezvous, Standard Theatre, Hough Bakery, Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Memphis Drive-In, and Parmatown Mall. A Speaking for League Park program. Free and open to…

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