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Sandlot baseball in Cleveland during the 1960’s

Baseball in Cleveland, at the amateur and professional levels, was in flux during the mid-1960s.  Cleveland had been the “Sandlot Capital of the World”, but amateur baseball participation was declining and challenged by economic changes and new entertainment options.  The Cleveland Indians were also coping with changes at the professional level after great success in the late 1940s and through the 1950s.  These challenges mirrored the challenges faced by the…

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2017 – January News & Notes

Celebrate MLK Day at BHM The annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth is also a celebration of the civil rights movement he led. Baseball helped pave the way for Dr. King in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball and Larry Doby followed as the first African-American player in the American League. Robinson and Doby were joined by numerous barrier breakers including…

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BHM A2Z 4 #GT

  Wait! What?!!      No, it’s not gibberish! It’s… Baseball Heritage Museum A to Z for #GivingTuesday Like a 9-inning baseball game, for the next nine days – culminating in #GivingTuesday on November 29 – the Baseball Heritage Museum will “Put Out” three tidbits per day (think inning) from A to Z relating to the Museum and why you should be part of our team through a #GivingTuesday donation. The Baseball…

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November News & Notes

FINAL WEDNESDAY OPEN DATE IN 2016 Join us at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park for one last Wednesday before we begin our winter hours. The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. After November 2, the museum will continue to be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 2 is the scheduled date for the seventh game (if necessary) of the 2016 World…

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October News & Notes

Memories Revisited on October 8 Much of baseball heritage is written in October, both in dramatic regular season games and World Series games. Join us on Saturday, October 8 as we celebrate great October moments at League Park and review the stories we have captured in 2016 during our “If League Park Could Talk” series. Momentous events at League Park in October have included Addie Joss’ perfect game on October 2, 1908, post-season baseball…

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September News & Notes

A Baseball Experience at League Park On Saturday, September 17, join us and support the Baseball Heritage Museum for A Baseball Experience at League Park. We invite you to participate in on-field batting practice and fielding on the restored baseball diamond at Cleveland’s Historic League Park… where many greats such as Babe Ruth, Bob Feller, and Cy Young have played. This is your chance to take some swings, make some plays…

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August News & Notes

Babe Ruth Day Highlights Busy August at the BHM The anniversary of Babe Ruth’s 500th home run is just one highlight of numerous activities the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park has in store for August. See below for more information about our August events. Hough Residency Includes BHM Events on August 6 and August 11 at the BHM are in concert with The Cleveland Orchestra (TCO) at Home in…

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July News & Notes

Memories of Feller and DiMaggio heat up July at the BHM League Park is an important part of the legendary stories of Bob Feller and Joe DiMaggio. Feller made his debut for the Indians in an exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals 80 years ago on July 6, 1936. On July 16th it will be 75 years since Joe DiMaggio extended his Major League Baseball record hitting-streak to 56…

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June News & Notes

Baseball’s Most Unbreakable Record? Seventy-five years ago on Wednesday, July 16, 1941 at League Park Joe DiMaggio had three hits in four at-bats as his Yankees beat the Indians 10-3 before 15,000 fans. DiMaggio, batting clean-up, singled off losing pitcher Al Milnar in the first inning and scored New York’s second run. He singled again off Milnar in the third inning and walked and scored in the fifth inning. In…

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BHM News & Notes: May 2016

  If League Park Could Talk: About Its 125th Birthday On Saturday, April 30 the Baseball Heritage Museum will celebrate League Park’s 125th birthday. The ballpark, at the corner of East 66th Street and Lexington Avenue, opened on May 1, 1891. Cy Young pitched the Cleveland Spiders to a 12-3 victory over Cincinnati before a full house of 9,000 fans in the new wooden park. League Park got a new…

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