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August 2018

Cleveland Sandlot Baseball Old Timer’s Legend Day and Alumni Game

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Cleveland's rich Sandlot history by watching former players relive the glory days  on the Historic League Park Field.

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Baseball Book Club : Roberto Clemente

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We'll honor The Great One on his birthday with a focus on two books. For the adults: "The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero" by David Maraniss and for the younger set "Who was Roberto Clemente" by James Buckley Jr. Free and open to all. A THIS is League Park program sponsored, in part by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC). Register here

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“Baseball Pioneers” Weekend: Women in Baseball

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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Join us for a day of celebrating women in baseball! Award-winning filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis, creator of The Sweet Spot: A Treasury of Baseball Stories TV show on Amazon Prime will present his latest project from the series, Shutout! The Battle American Women Wage to Play Baseball The film chronicles over a century of gender discrimination that continues today, along with celebrating women who’ve impacted the landscape of the game and considering the path forward to create more opportunities for girls…

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Baseball Pioneers Weekend: Race in Baseball

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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Join us for stories from and about two of the greatest baseball players from the 20th century: Jackie Robinson and Cleveland favorite, Jim “Mudcat” Grant! Filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis will present his recent films about them for his TV series on Amazon Prime, The Sweet Spot: A Treasury of Baseball Stories. Mudcat is the first African-American to win 20 games in the American League, and is featured in three films. Raceball on the Inside Corner chronicles his journey fighting racism in…

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September 2018

League Park Stories with Author Ken Krsolovic – An Ohio Open Doors Event

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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Never been to League Park? This is a great opportunity for both the  new and  the returning visitor. Ken Krsolovic is co-author of  League Park, Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball the quintessential book on the ballpark.  He has an expertise in the city’s stadium and baseball past to go along with a career as a college athletic administrator and baseball coach.  His resume also includes extensive experience in sports broadcasting. Brought to you by the Ohio History Connection, Ohio Open…

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Playing with Greatness: The Career of Vern Fuller

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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This presentation will discuss the career of Vern Fuller during the tumultuous times of the 1960s - a decade of extremes, of transformational change and bizarre contrasts: flower children and assassins, idealism and alienation, rebellion and backlash. For many in the massive post-World War II baby boom generation, it was both the best of times and the worst of times. An argument can be made that America of the 1960s made Major League baseball, the bastion of tradition for over 60 years…

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October 2018

The 1948 Cleveland Indians

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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The 1948 Cleveland Indians were one of baseball's most exciting and colorful teams, surviving a thrilling pennant race and a one-game pennant play-off game to reach and win the World Series in six games.  Reflect on the 70th anniversary of that season when we remember the 1948 World Champion Cleveland Indians at noon on Saturday, October 6.  Baseball historian Morris Eckhouse will look back at the ups, downs, and ultimate triumph of that team and how we can continue to…

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Moses Fleetwood Walker Day and Author Visit : Kelly Boyer Sagert

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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The first African-American player in Major League Baseball history was born in Mount Pleasant, Ohio on October 7, 1856.  On Sunday, October 7, 2018 at noon we will celebrate the second annual Moses Fleetwood Walker Day in Ohio with a look back at his life and legacy.  Our special guest will be author Kelly Boyer Sagert.  Her newest book, Hidden History of Lorain County , includes a chapter on Walker who attended Oberlin College and played Major League Baseball for…

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Mural Unveiling with NewBridge Cleveland at the Baseball Heritage Museum

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Boo! at the Museum

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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For one afternoon League Park will come to life with visitors from its past. Scheduled to visit:  Leroy "Satchel" Paige "Shoeless" Joe Jackson Addie Joss 1:00 pm Doors to the Museum open with trick or treat and conversations with our guests. 1:30 pm. Children's costume parade followed by more trick or treat and more conversations! 2:15  pm  Family storytime and a  reading of Night at the Stadium by Derek Jeter.  

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