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July 2017

Ohio League All Star Game

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Diamond League All Star Game

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Speaking for League Park: The Cactus League and The Integration of Spring Training

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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…

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CANCELLED-Big Leaguer Night at League Park

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We invite you to participate in on-field batting practice and fielding on the restored baseball diamond at Cleveland’s Historic 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 invited to bring…

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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) Registration appreciated but not necessary. Register here    

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Summer Community Concert Series- Eric Seddon Hot Club

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 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.  Come enjoy traditional New Orleans Jazz performed by Eric Seddon Hot Club.

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Summer Community Concert Series- James Alexander and Blues Legacy

August 11 @ 5:00 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. Come enjoy classic and contemporary Jazz with James Alexander and Blues Legacy. James Alexander II is an independent…

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Babes of 1916 Game

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

On the League Park Field

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Stokes Hough and Baseball : A Sandlot Baseball Roundtable

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Baseball in Cleveland, at the amateur and professional levels, was in flux during the mid-1960s.  Cleveland had been the “Sandlot Capital of the World”, but amateur baseball participation was declining and challenged by economic changes and new entertainment options.  The Cleveland Indians were also coping with changes at the professional level after great success in the late 1940s and through the 1950s.  These challenges mirrored the challenges faced by the City of Cleveland and new mayor Carl Stokes.  Join us…

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Speaking for League Park Book Discussion: Ray Chapman and The Pitch That Killed

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ray Chapman was one of League Park’s greatest stars and having one  of his greatest seasons in 1920 when he was tragically killed by a pitched ball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees 97 years ago this August.  Our August book discussion will look back at Chapman, Cleveland’s improbable path to its first World Series victory, and focus on the book The Pitch That Killed: Carl Mays, Ray Chapman and the pennant race of 1920 by Mike Sowell.…

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