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Speaking for League Park and The House of Baseball: A Four Day Celebration
November 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Join us November 8-11 at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park and Cleveland Public Library and meet Dorothy Seymour Mills and learn about her role, and Cleveland’s, in the development of historical baseball research and preservation. Four days of programming will conclude with a luncheon in Mrs. Mills honor.
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Programs are free and open to the public, thanks to the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Proceeds from the Luncheon benefit the Museum.
About Dorothy Seymour Mills:
Dorothy Seymour Mills was born and raised in Cleveland, attended Fenn College (now Cleveland State University) and earned her Master’s Degree at Mather College of Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University). At Fenn she met Professor Harold Seymour. They were married and collaborated on the first scholarly book of baseball history, Baseball:The Early Years, published in 1960 by Oxford University Press.
Mrs. Mills also collaborated with Professor Seymour on Baseball: The Golden Age and Baseball: The People’s Game. She is the author of A Woman’s Work and Chasing Baseball. The Seymour Medal, created by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) in honor of the Seymours, has been awarded annually since 1996 to the best book of baseball history or biography. The Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award (“The Dorothy”) has been created by SABR’s Women in Baseball Committee to honor “a sustained involvement in women’s baseball or any woman with a longtime involvement in baseball in any fashion”.