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June 2018

Play Catch with Dad: Fathers Day at League Park

June 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

We are "warming up" to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the Largest Game of Catch in 2019! 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. We'll also have a book giveaway of brand new baseball books for kids while supplies last! Register here. Walkins also welcome.

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Meet Larry Doby

June 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bring the whole family for stories and activities  celebrating the legacy of Larry Doby, the first African American player in the American League. Family storytime at 2 pm with a reading of the  book Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America’s Game by Chris Crowe. About the book:  The year is 1948, and Homer and his daddy are baseball crazy. Ever since last season, when their man Larry Doby followed Jackie Robinson across baseball’s color line and signed on…

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July 2018

“Don’t Look Back” Satchel Paige Family Story Time

July 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Bring the whole family for stories and activities   celebrating Satchel’s birthday! Family storytime at 2 pm with a reading of Satchel Page: Don’t Look Back by David Adler and Terry Widener. About the book. Satchel Paige could throw a baseball like no one else. But when he began his career in the 1920s, even the best African American players were kept out of the major leagues. Paige rose to stardom in the Negro Baseball Leagues--and he waited for his chance…

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August 2018

Baseball Book Club : Roberto Clemente

August 18, 2018 @ 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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October 2018

Boo! at the Museum

October 27, 2018 @ 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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December 2018

Laura DeMarco: Cleveland Then and Now

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cleveland has suffered highs and lows over the last two hundred years. The city became wealthy in the industrial age, financing grand civic buildings and funding the mansions on Millionaires' Row. Industry declined post-war, reaching its nadir when the polluted Cuyahoga River was set ablaze in 1969. It was a turning point. Today, downtown has been being revitalized, the city is home to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and “Burning River” is the name of a popular local beer, not…

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January 2019

Baseball Book Club: Jack and Larry- Jack Graney and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Jack and Larry is the heartwarming story of a man, a dog, and a baseball team. Leadoff batter for the Cleveland American League team from 1910-22, Jack Graney was loved for many reasons, not least among them the fact that he owned Larry, bull terrier mascot of the woebegone, 102-losses, 48-games-out team that struggled to prove itself worthy. Larry, too, was loved, not only by the Cleveland fans, but by porters, bellhops, ship captains and trolly car conductors in all American…

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March 2019

Author Susan Petrone: Throw Like a Woman

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In honor of Woman's History Month. About the Book: "Forty years old, divorced, with two sons on the verge of adolescence and an ex-husband who considers visitation to be optional, Brenda Haversham isn't having a whole lot of fun. She's also no longer qualified for the work she loves, so she's working in a cubicle instead while trying to make ends meet. Brenda is short on money, short on connection with her kids, and short on any kind of social…

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April 2019

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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