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Speaking for League Park Book Discussion: Great Pitchers at League Park

This month we will look at two of the greatest pitchers in League Park history, Cy Young and Bob Feller. We will focus on the books Cy Young: A Baseball Life by Reed Browning and Bob Feller: Ace of the Greatest Generation by John Sickels. Presented by Special Events Coordinator Morris Eckhouse and Director of Education Joe Gazzo.  Books available through Cleveland Public Library and Macs Backs Books on Coventry. Mention the Museum…

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“Speaking For League Park” – Black History Month Book Discussion

Join us for our “Speaking for League Park” book discussion program on Saturday, February 11 during Black History Month when we focus on Black baseball at League Park and the following books: Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert by Timothy M. Gay Integrating Cleveland Baseball by Stephanie M. Liscio Pitchin’ Man by Leroy Satchel Paige as told to Hal Lebovitz Only the Ball Was White by Robert Peterson 20 Years Too…

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If League Park Could Talk: About League Park’s Final Professional Baseball Years, 1932-1950

The final years of League Park as a home to professional baseball included Bob Feller’s debut, the Cleveland “Crybabies” of 1940, the 56th game of Joe DiMaggio’s record hitting streak, and Lou Boudreau’s debut as the “Boy Manager” of the Indians, and the emergence of the Negro League Cleveland Buckeyes as 1945 Negro League World Champions. Baseball historian Morris Eckhouse will recollect those days and the forces that resulted in…

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80th Anniversary/Bob Feller’s Debut – If League Park Could Talk Series

On Wednesday afternoon, July 6, at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park, we will recognize the 80th anniversary of Bob Feller’s historic big league debut game against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 6, 1936. Join us at 2 p.m. when baseball historian Morris Eckhouse will speak about the historic game and aspects of Feller’s legendary career. Brief tours of the League Park grounds will be offered before and after the program. The program and…

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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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