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July 2017

Speaking for League Park: “Like Being the Second Person to Invent the Telephone”- The Legacy of Larry Doby

July 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of his signing with the Cleveland Indians, this presentation will discuss the career highlights of the second African American to play Major League baseball and and the first in the American League.   Presented by Isaac (Ike) Brooks, this program is free and open to the public and is made possible, in part, through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC). Register here  

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Summer Community Concert Series

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We  are excited to announce  that in partnership with Roots of American Music  we are bringing music to the League Park grounds this summer! Join us on select Saturday afternoons and Friday evenings for great music on our outdoor plaza featuring some of the best talent in Cleveland. Free and open to all.  Thank you to The Cleveland Foundation for its support. 11:00 to 12:00   ROAM Activity tba 12:00 to  2:00:   Gospel, Soul, Motown and Rock with Afi…

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Summer Community Concert Series

July 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We  are excited to announce  that in partnership with Roots of American Music we are bringing music to the League Park grounds this summer! Join us on select Saturday afternoons and Friday evenings for great music on our outdoor plaza featuring some of the best talent in Cleveland. Free and open to all. Thank you to The Cleveland Foundation for its support. 4:00 to 5:00 pm. ROAM  Activity tba 5:00 to 7:00 pm  50s and 60s, Electric Blues with Blues Drivers

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Speaking for League Park: Sandlot Baseball Roundtable II

July 8 @ 2:30 pm

Our popular Sandlot baseball roundtable returns!  It was Wenham vs Rosunblums back in the day when Cleveland was the sandlot capital of the World. The program is made possible, in part, thanks to a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC.)

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Big Leaguer for a Night at League Park

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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  Big Leaguer Night returns better than ever! We invite you to participate in on-field batting practice and fielding on the historic  baseball diamond at League Park...where many greats such as Babe Ruth, Bob Feller and Cy Young have played. This is your chance to take some swings, make some plays and enjoy an evening of fun-filled baseball. The event includes on-field batting practice and fielding along with a tour of League Park and the Baseball Heritage Museum. Participants are…

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Speaking for League Park: Larry Doby Book Discussion

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 Join us for our July book discussion as we celebrate the life and achievements of Larry Doby. July marks the 70th anniversary of Larry Doby's debut with the Cleveland Indians as the first African-American player in American League history.  Like Jackie Robinson, Doby was not only a pioneer in the integration of Major League Baseball in the 20th century, but also a great player who helped lead the Indians to two league championships (1948 and 1954) and the last World…

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Latinos and Baseball: In The Barrios and the Big Leagues

July 22 @ 10:00 am

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has launched a multiyear collecting initiative- to identify artifacts that reflect the social and cultural influence of baseball in Latino communities -and you can be a part of it! A Smithsonian curator will be on site to consider materials for possible donation to national collections. The National Museum of American History is looking for things such as unique baseball uniforms, stadium signs, tickets, food vendor signs, home movies, vintage photographs, and handmade…

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Speaking for League Park: The Cactus League and The Integration of Spring Training

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This year, 2017, marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier which also coincides with the first year that spring training baseball was conducted in Arizona. Consequently the first black players to play for teams conducting spring training in Arizona's Cactus League were the first to integrate many of the state's institutions such as hotels, restaurants, bars and social clubs. Four pioneering African-American players were inducted to the Cactus Hall of Fame this spring including: Larry Doby, Willie Mays, Monte Irvin and Ernie Banks all…

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August 2017

Speaking for League Park: East-West All Star Games (1933-1953)

August 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This presentation will discuss the annual assembly of the best Black and Latino baseball players, who were the equals of their White counterparts in Major League Baseball.  Presented by Isaac (Ike) Brooks, this program is free and open to the public and made possible, in part, by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC)    

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Summer Community Concert Series

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We  are excited to announce  that in partnership with Roots of American Music  we are bringing music to the League Park grounds this summer! Join us on select Saturday afternoons and Friday evenings for great music on our outdoor plaza featuring some of the best talent in Cleveland. Free and open to all.  Thank you to The Cleveland Foundation for its support. 11:00 to 12:00   ROAM Activity tba 12:00 to  2:00:  Headline tba

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