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October 2017

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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Speaking for League Park Book Discussion: Rowdy Patsy Tebeau and the Cleveland Spiders: Fighting to the Bottom of Baseball, 1887-1899

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In an era of rowdy teams, the Cleveland Spiders (1887-1899) were baseball's rowdiest. Managed by Oliver "Patsy" Tebeau, a quick-tempered infielder, the Spiders seemed to heap abuse of one kind or another on everyone--umpires, opposing teams, even the fans. Their aggression never brought home the pennant, but Cleveland's battles with the league's top clubs, including an 1895 Temple Cup victory over the Baltimore Orioles, are now legendary. Yet the story of the Spiders , as told here by  David Fleitz,…

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A Season to Celebrate

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

To celebrate the 2017 Cleveland Indians terrific season, the Baseball Heritage Museum in hosting an on the field celebration on Saturday, October 21st at Historic League Park. Indians fans ages 13 and up will have the opportunity to take batting practice, field groundballs and catch flyballs at historic League Park, where the Cleveland Indians won their first World Series in 1920. Wear your favorite Tribe gear, bring your bat, glove and molded spikes (no metal spikes allowed) and show off…

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BOO at the Museum

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Enjoy Trick or Treat (come in costume and bring your container), hear stories from our favorite baseball books , meet players from the past and more! Free and Open to All!

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November 2017

The Cleveland Indians and Social Change

November 4 @ 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 @ 1:00 pm - November 11 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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