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History and Music at Historic League Park

Cleveland, OH, May 25, 2017– The Baseball Heritage Museum, located at 6601 Lexington Ave,

announces First Saturdays, unique programming that will embrace the multilayered history of its

League Park location. First Saturdays will combine a presentation on baseball with activities and music

on the beautiful outdoor plaza. First Saturdays will begin Saturday June 3 at 10:30 am with Speaking

for League Park: Cleveland’s Magnificent Seven, Cleveland Negro Leaguers to the Majors. Come learn

the impact and influence Negro League Baseball had on the economic, social and family life in Cleveland

between the 1920s and the 1950s.  Presenter Ike Brooks will also highlight the seven men who made the

transition to Major League baseball from the Negro League teams representing Cleveland between 1922

and 1950. Following the program, thanks to a partnership with Roots of American Music (ROAM) and its

Community Concerts series, visitors can enjoy a ROAM activity beginning at 11 am followed by

electric blues, soul and rock from The Sam Hooper Band from noon to 2 pm. League Park has a

history as a destination location and center of neighborhood activity, and First Saturdays will revive that

tradition. All events are free and open to the public thanks to the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture

for Speaking for League Park and the Cleveland Foundation for Community Concerts. More on First

Saturdays, and all our programming is available at www.baseballheritagemuseum.org.