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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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BHM Will Be Open Martin Luther King Day

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 Dan Bankhead, Willard Brown and…

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If League Park Could Talk: About League Park’s Post Professional Baseball Years, 1951-present

League Park is thriving again years after the departure of Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Buckeyes and the Hough riots. Baseball historian Morris Eckhouse will look at the evolution of the park since 1950 including League Park day in 1979, celebration of the 100th anniversaries of historic games in 1991, 2008 and 2010, and individuals who have played important roles in the current revitalization of the park.  Program begins promptly at…

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Babe Ruth’s 500th Home Run

The Baseball Heritage Museum will recognize the 87th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s 500th home run. Ruth hit more home runs at League Park, with 46, than any visiting player including his historic 500th home run on August 11, 1929. Special guest Bill Long will be here between 4 – 6 p.m. and will talk about Ruth’s 436th home run hit out of League Park and onto Lexington Avenue on June 7, 1928 and…

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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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Family Day

Join us for a special, inter-generational Family Day that will run concurrently with “Charlie Jamieson Day.” As part of our series of If League Park Could Talk programs, you and your family are invited to share thoughts and memories of your experience with League Park. The stories can be of baseball history or your own history with the ballpark and the Hough neighborhood. You are encouraged to share your stories…

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If League Park Could Talk: About Its Early Steel & Concrete Years

Join us as we look back on the days when the new steel and concrete League Park was the exclusive home of Cleveland’s American League baseball team (1910 – 1932.) Morris Eckhouse will speak about those days and the great events at the park including the Addie Joss benefit game (1911), the 1920 World Series, and Babe Ruth’s 500th home run (1929). The museum will be open its regular Saturday…

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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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