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March 2019

Women Negro Leaguers

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

When the history of baseball’s Negro Leagues is told, the women who were part of the game should not be forgotten.  During the early 1950s as the league was fighting for its survival, 3 women were signed and played for the Indianapolis Clowns. While racism and ‘Jim Crow’ laws were rampant, these women also faced sexism from fans, teammates and opponents alike.They were not the only women in Negro League baseball.  There was also Effa Manley – Co-Owner of the…

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April 2019

Music Box Supper Club: Little Known Tales From Cleveland’s Glorious Baseball Past

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event  is presented by  and will be held at  Music Box Supper Club.     Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past FREE ADMISSION – NO COVER CHARGE Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20 This week’s menu: Popcorn Bisque Kielbasa and Kraut Brownie Sundae Make your reservation here Little Known Tales from Cleveland’s Glorious Baseball Past with Bob Zimmer, Joe Gazzo and Margaret…

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CIFF43 Community Partnership Event Film Screening-A Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story

April 5 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

We are thrilled to be a Community Partner of the  43 Annual Cleveland International Film Festival! Use code BASE and save $1 on any CIFF43  ticket purchase Purchase online here       Tickets may also be purchased by calling 1-877-304-FILM (3456 or at the Tower City Box Office About the Film:    In 1955 the southern United States was divided by segregation and brimming with hatred and prejudice. Enter the Pensacola Jaycees All-Stars, the first African-American little league team in Florida.…

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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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CIFF43 Community Partnership Event Film Screening-A Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story

April 7 @ 9:15 am - 11:30 am

We are thrilled to be a Community Partner of the  43 Annual Cleveland International Film Festival! Use code BASE and save $1 on any CIFF43  ticket purchase Purchase online here       Tickets may also be purchased by calling 1-877-304-FILM (3456 or at the Tower City Box Office About the Film:    In 1955 the southern United States was divided by segregation and brimming with hatred and prejudice. Enter the Pensacola Jaycees All-Stars, the first African-American little league team in Florida.…

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Film Screening: The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

In honor Jackie Robinson Day on April 15,  come enjoy a screening of the 1950  feature film The Jackie Robinson Story. This film recounts Jackie's life  from childhood days to his football college career , his military service, his minor league career, and through his 1949 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film stars Jackie Robinson as himself, Ruby Dee as Rachel Robinson and Minor Watson as Branch Rickey and a cast of other famous faces from the films of…

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History on Tap: Cleveland All Stars at the Cleveland History Center

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Stop by our table at History on Tap: Cleveland All Stars. Celebrate the return of the MLB All-Star games to Cleveland this summer with a look at Cleveland’s All-Star history! Explore the faces, places, and events that have made Cleveland sports history with our exclusive collection materials and community partners highlighting baseball, football, and basketball legends. Bookhouse Brewery will be crafting us a vintage draft to remember those 10 cent beer nights! This event is presented by and will be…

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MLB© Pitch Hit and Run

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pitch Hit & Run is the official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball. Pitch Hit & Run is a FREE  program that provides boys and girls ages 7 to 14* the opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. Participants compete in either the Baseball Division or Softball Division and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League Ballparks, and the National Finals during MLB All-Star Week! Sponsored by Dave's…

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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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May 2019

Members Only Event: “Secrets” of League Park Revealed

May 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

We've been doing some "spring cleaning" at the Museum and have discovered some exciting things about League Park in the process. All will be revealed at a special Members Only event on Saturday May 4 at 2:30 pm. Become a member at any level and you will be invited to the party! Light refreshments and details on All Star Game events will be also be shared. Become a member here Unsure about the status of your membership? Email margaret@baseballheritagemuseum.org and…

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