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Mrs. Morhard and the Boys and “The Little World Series” at League Park
September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
As the Great Depression brought America to the brink of disaster, a devoted single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the nation. Josephine Morhard never waited for something to happen. At twelve years old, fiercely independent Josephine left her family’s Pennsylvania farm to start a new life. Coming of age during one of the most devastating times in America, and weathering two bad marriages, Josephine put her personal problems aside to insure a productive future for her daughter and son. But Junior was a volatile boy of eight—until his mother came upon a novel sports idea to encourage discipline, guidance, and self-worth in her son. Out of a dream, an empty lot, and the enthusiasm of other neighborhood kids, Josephine established the first boys’ baseball league in America.
AND IT’S THE 78TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST “LITTLE WORLD SERIES,” SHE HELD IN LEAGUE PARK!
- Author Ruth Hanford Morhard will discuss the book and sign copies
- You’ll Meet “Junior” from the book
- Hear stories from some of the former players
- And more!
An ALL STAR Year program presented with the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC)
More information and registration here