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September 2017

Lyndhurst vs Benchwarmers

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

A  Fall Ball doubleheader at historic League Park.

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Speaking for League Park Book Discussion: Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos and the Color Line

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Although largely ignored by historians of both baseball in general and the Negro leagues in particular, Latinos have been a significant presence in organized baseball from the beginning. In this benchmark study on Latinos and professional baseball from the 1880s to the present, Adrian Burgos tells a compelling story of the men who negotiated the color line at every turn—passing as “Spanish” in the major leagues or seeking respect and acceptance in the Negro leagues. Burgos draws on archival materials…

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Heights Tigers vs Rec-n-Ballz

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A  Fall Ball doubleheader at historic League Park.

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BHM Buckeyes vs Golden Spikes

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A  Fall Ball doubleheader at historic League Park.

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Golden Spikes vs E 80 Iron Pigs

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A  Fall Ball doubleheader at historic League Park.

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Pleibol! Latinos and African Americans Breaking the Color Barrier in America’s Favorite Pastime.

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
League Park, 6601 Lexington Ave
Cleveland, 44103
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Pleibol! is a collaborative event between Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center and the Baseball Heritage Museum with support from the City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council, The Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Public Library, AARP, The Smithsonian Institution and other corporate and other business stake holders. This event will take place over a three day period at Cleveland’s Historic League Park located in the Hough neighborhood and will consist of a private dinner reception with guest speakers and two days of…

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Pleibol! Youth Baseball Clinics

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:31 am

As part of our weekend long celebration Pleibol! Latinos and African Americans Breaking the Color Barrier in America's Favorite Pastime, we invite players ages 6-15 to take part in free clinics on the historic League Park Field. Scheduled to participate in the clinics are former Major Leaguers  Jim "Mudcat" Grant, Joe Azcue and John McDonald. Space is limited! Register today. Parents will need to sign a waiver the day of the event. Call 216-789-1083 or online  here  

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October 2017

17U Playoff Games

October 1 @ 10:00 am

Watch our National Past time played on the renovated League Park field. See the next generations of players at the site where  Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Cy Young and many other greats played. Visit the Museum and participate in silent auctions throughout the day. Semi Finals 10 am       CLE Prospects vs Locherie Athletics 12 pm        B2 Baseball vs North Coast Elite Championship Game at 2 pm    

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Speaking for League Park: Baseball’s Best Regular Season- The Negro League Impact on the 1954 Cleveland Indians

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The presentation is part of the Baseball Heritage Museum’s 2017  ‘October is World Series Month’ programming. Free and open to the public, and is made possible, in part,by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC). Register here

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Field of Dreams: Sports Memoir Writing Workshop with Literary Cleveland

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this workshop, participants will look at classic sports memoirs, some of which feature Cleveland sports legends like Lebron James to learn about what it takes to write a great memoir about sports. Consider H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights memoir which took us to Odessa, in West Texas and changed how we felt about high school football, spawned a film and TV series. Back to James, his “I’m Coming Home” letter, it is an example of the power of the…

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