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May 2017

Salute to the Negro Leagues Day Special Hours

May 7 @ 1:00 pm

The Indians are playing the Kansas City Royals for the annual Salute to the Negro Leagues Day. The Royals will be wearing  replicas  of the jerseys of the Kansas City Monarchs, and the Indians will wear those of the Cleveland Buckeyes.  Be a part of the day by  exploring our collection of Negro League treasures, watch the game and the ceremonies, and participate in a special  "one day only" raffle for a signed copy of  a Negro League Hall of…

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Major League Baseball® Jr. Home Run Derby™

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Baseball Heritage Museum is hosting  a FREE Major League Baseball® Jr. Home Run Derby™ Competition for area youth at Historic League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.              Major League Baseball® Jr. Home Run Derby™ will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 *Age Group 12U (born on or after July 18, 2004) from 1:00-2:30pm. Registration starts at 12:30pm. Limited to 60 participants. *Age Group 14U (born between July 18, 2002 and July 17, 2004) from 3:00-4:30pm. Registration starts at 2:30pm.…

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Major League Baseball® Jr. Home Run Derby™

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Baseball Heritage Museum is a proud host of  a FREE Major League Baseball® Jr. Home Run Derby™ Competition for area youth at Historic League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.              Major League Baseball® Jr. Home Run Derby™ will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 *Age Group 12U (born on or after July 18, 2004) from 1:00-2:30pm. Registration starts at 12:30pm. Limited to 60 participants. *Age Group 14U (born between July 18, 2002 and July 17, 2004) from 3:00-4:30pm. Registration…

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Speaking for League Park: Spring Author Luncheon “80 Years Ago Today”

May 26 @ 12:00 pm

    Tickets :  $20 for museum members $25 for non members Not a member? Join today for $35 and enjoy membership and the luncheon! Register online here Call us, or mail your payment to the Museum! Books are available for purchase at Macs Backs Books on Coventry, our official bookstore partner. Mention the Museum and receive 20% off your purchase.   It Was 80 Years Ago at League Park Featuring Talmadge Boston, Morris Eckhouse, Scott Longert and Russ Schneider…

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June 2017

Speaking for League Park: Cleveland’s “Magnificent Seven” Cleveland Negro Leaguers to the Majors

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This presentation will discuss  the impact and influence of Negro League Baseball had on economic, social and family life in Cleveland between the 1920s and the 1950s.  It will also highlight the seven men who made the transition to Major League baseball from the Negro League teams representing Cleveland between 1922 and 1950.   Presented by Isaac (Ike) Brooks, the program is free and open to the public and is made possible, in part, by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts…

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Summer Community Concert Series

June 3 @ 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:   Electric Blues, Soul and Classic Rock with the Sam…

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Summer Community Concert Series

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CANCELLED- WILL RESCHEDULE SOON   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  Acoustic Blues, Jazz and…

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Meet the Author: Debra Shattuck ” Bloomer Girls” Women Baseball Pioneers

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Though baseball began as a gender-neutral sport, girls and women of the nineteenth century faced many obstacles on their way to the diamond. Yet all-female nines took the field everywhere. Debra A. Shattuck pulls from newspaper accounts and hard-to-find club archives to reconstruct a forgotten era in baseball history. Her fascinating social history tracks women players who organized baseball clubs for their own enjoyment and found roster spots on men's teams. Entrepreneurs, meanwhile, packaged women's teams as entertainment, organizing leagues…

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Speaking for League Park Book Discussion: Great Pitchers at League Park

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This month we will look at two of the greatest pitchers in League Park history, Cy Young and Bob Feller. We will focus on the books Cy Young: A Baseball Life by Reed Browning and Bob Feller: Ace of the Greatest Generation by John Sickels. Presented by Special Events Coordinator Morris Eckhouse and Director of Education Joe Gazzo.  Books available through Cleveland Public Library and Macs Backs Books on Coventry. Mention the Museum and receive 20% off your purchase at Macs Backs.  This…

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Play Catch with Dad- Father’s Day at League Park

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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We are "warming up" to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the Largest Game of Catch. Come practice on the historic League Park field and be among the first to sign up for the record breaking event scheduled for 2019! Free and open to all. Register  here Walkins also welcome.    

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