Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Cleveland's League Park will rise again!

Before there was Jacobs Field... Before there was Cleveland Stadium... there was League Park. This was the home of the Cleveland Indians for an entire generation, a neighborhood ballpark on the city's east side. The place where the Tribe won the 1920 World Series. The place where Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run.

Today nothing is left but a rundown building which used to house the ticket office, a vacant field and a marker. (Yes we did check it all out on one of our USRTs to Cleveland after all that is what we do.)

But exciting news out of Cleveland! Funds are being raised to replace the field in its original location, build a replica outfield wall, restore the remaining facade and add 2500 seats, which would then be used for youth baseball, high schools and community events.

More from the Akron Beacon Journal.

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