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Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

League Park

 
 
League Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2009
1. League Park Marker
Inscription. League Park opened on May 1, 1891, with the legendary Cy Young pitching for the Cleveland Spiders in their win over the Cincinnati Redlegs. The park remained the home of Cleveland's professional baseball and football teams until 1946. In 1920 the Cleveland Indians' Elmer Smith hit the first grand slam home run, and Bill Wamby executed the only unassisted triple play, in World Series history. Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run over the park's short right field wall in 1929. With the park as home field, the Cleveland Buckeyes won the Negro World Series in 1945.
 
Erected 1979 by the Cleveland Landmarks Commission, the Rotary Club of Cleveland, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 30.667′ N, 81° 38.648′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and East 66th Street, on the right when traveling west on Lexington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Yellow House
League Park Marker location, next to the ticket office Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2009
2. League Park Marker location, next to the ticket office
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Dunham Tavern Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dunham Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Garrett A. Morgan (approx. half a mile away); The History of Hough (1799-1979) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonel Charles Young (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sarah Benedict House (approx. one mile away); Upbeat (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Regarding League Park. The space is now a city park, though it is no longer set up for baseball. It may be the only baseball venue with such significance where a father and son can still come to to play catch.
 
Also see . . .
1. The League Park Society. (Submitted on April 9, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Entry on the Park from the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. (Submitted on April 9, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
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League Park ticket office and west wall Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2009
3. League Park ticket office and west wall
Exterior Wall, League Park Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2009
4. Exterior Wall, League Park
View across the location of home plate Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2009
5. View across the location of home plate
Remains of the bleachers and exterior wall Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2009
6. Remains of the bleachers and exterior wall
West wall of League Park Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 9, 2009
7. West wall of League Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 899 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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