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November 2017

The Cleveland Indians and Social Change

November 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This  program takes a glimpse  at the history of Cleveland and social change during the 1940s and 1950s through the prism of baseball. It  is a preview of a series planned for Spring 2018  which will be delivered through a series of sessions highlighting Cleveland as a premier economic and industrial center,  Baseball as emblematic of America and The Cleveland Indians and 1948 in particular during their championship season. The Indians led the way in the American League with the number…

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Speaking for League Park and The House of Baseball: A Four Day Celebration

November 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Join us November 8-11 at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park and Cleveland Public Library and meet Dorothy Seymour Mills and learn about her role, and Cleveland’s, in the development of historical baseball research and preservation. Four days of programming will conclude with a luncheon in Mrs. Mills honor. Click here for a complete description of programs and registration information. Programs are free and open to the public, thanks to the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Proceeds from…

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Speaking for League Park and The House of Baseball Luncheon Honoring Dorothy Seymour Mills

November 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our celebration of League Park history concludes with a salute to Dorothy Seymour Mills who began her career in the shadows of the park. Join us as we honor Dorothy with a look at her accomplishments and her continued role as author, speaker, and mentor to a new generation of baseball researchers and women in baseball. $39 for non members $29 for members Please make a reservation here and pay at the door with cash, check or charge. Non members…

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Billy Evans: The Accidental Hall of Famer

November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Billy Evans started out as a sportswriter. He became a Hall of Fame umpire during the game's early days -- and remains the youngest arbiter in major league baseball history. He retired to become the Indians general manager -- the first person with that title in baseball history -- and also served as general manager for another League Park occupant, the NFL's Cleveland Rams. This program is  free and open to the public, and is made possible, in part,by a grant…

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December 2017

Lost Cleveland : Author Visit and Book Signing

December 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Laura DeMarco visits to talk about her book Lost Cleveland. Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, this book features much-loved Cleveland institutions that have been consigned to history. Losses include: City Hall, Diebolt Brewing Co., Luna Park, Sheriff Street Market, Hotel Winton, League Park, Union Depot, Hotel Allerton, Leo’s Casino, Cleveland Arena, Bond Store, The Hippodrome, Cuyahoga and Williamson buildings, Record Rendezvous, Standard Theatre, Hough Bakery, Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Memphis Drive-In, and Parmatown Mall. A Speaking for League Park program. Free and open to…

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January 2018

Baseball Book Club: Shoeless Joe

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER. Join us on January 27 at 1 pm Welcome to our new book club! Perfect for all ages. Join Museum Administrator Margaret Reardon and Director of Education Joe Gazzo to discuss the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella, the book that was the inspiration for the movie Field of Dreams . Register here   A THIS is League Park program sponsored, in part, by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC).

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

"You'll never know how easy you and Jackie and Doby and Campy made it for me to do my job by what you did on the baseball field." Dr King said to baseball great Don Newcombe shortly before his death. Come learn more about his connection to baseball on this special day. We'll also have a book giveaway and crafts for the kids. Free and open to all. Register here

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Baseball Book Club: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Welcome to our new book club!  Perfect for all ages. Join Museum Administrator Margaret Reardon and Director of Education Joe Gazzo to discuss the book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella, the book that was the inspiration for the movie Field of Dreams . Register here   A THIS is League Park program sponsored, in part, by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC).

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February 2018

“A Million Thrills” The Second Time Around for Ted Toles

February 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This presentation will highlight and recognize the contributions of Ted Toles, Jr., a former professional baseball player from Newton Falls, Ohio, who played for several Negro Leagues teams, (Pittsburgh Crawfords, Cleveland Buckeyes, Newark Eagles and Jacksonville Eagles) and the minor league systems of the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Athletics. Mr. Toles played alongside many of the men who ‘crossed the line’ during the period of re-integration of Major League baseball. While Mr. Toles never made it to…

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Baseball Love Stories

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come hear the love stories behind the stories of your favorite game! "Shoeless" Joe Jackson,  Ray Chapman, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and more! With Museum Administrator Margaret Reardon and Director of Education Joe Gazzo. A THIS is League Park program, free and open to all thanks in part to the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC). Register here  

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