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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


January 12 @ 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

Stop by our booth at Tribe Fest 2019. Details to come.  

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Baseball Heritage Museum

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke of the inspiration he received from baseball pioneers such as Jackie Robinson (seen here with Dr. King).  Just weeks before his death, he told pitcher Don Newcombe ” 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.” For one day, The Baseball Heritage Museum will highlight these special connections. And kids of all ages can…

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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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February 2019

Black Baseball Chronology

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In honor of Black History Month. This presentation takes a look at the involvement of African Americans and other people of color in American baseball. While there is evidence of inclusion during the early days of organized baseball (mid-19th Century); racial segregation became the norm near the turn of the century in what was referred to as a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ excluding Black players from the highest levels of the game.  Re-integration of the national pastime occurred in 1947 when Jackie…

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The East West All Star Games (1933-1953)

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  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.  The East-West All-Star Classics ranked among Black America’s favorite sporting events attracting tens of thousands of fans each season.  Most games were held at Chicago’s Comiskey Park; but New York City, Washington, DC and Cleveland, Ohio also hosted the contests sometimes in a given season as a second All-Star game. Presenter: Isaac…

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Author David Wanczyk – Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Blind Baseball

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In Beep, David Wanczyk illuminates the sport of blind baseball to show us a remarkable version of America’s pastime. With balls tricked out to beep three times per second like a troubling EKG and with bases that buzz, beep baseball is both innovative and intensely competitive. And when the best beep baseball team in America, the Austin Blackhawks, takes on its international rival, Taiwan Homerun, no one’s thinking about disability. What we find are athletes playing their hearts out for a championship.…

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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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Addie Joss Revealed with Matt Underwood: A Fundraiser for the Baseball Heritage Museum

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

He’s one of the greatest pitchers you may have never heard of. The Baseball Heritage Museum presents a special screening of Addie Joss Revealed Cleveland Indians Sportstime Ohio's Matt Underwood will take you back to the Dead Ball Era when Addie Joss ruled the diamond, pitching a perfect game before a tragic illness cut him down at the height of his career. Find out why it took more than 40 years for the Hall of Fame to open its doors to one of…

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