Boys of Summer eventMar 30, 2022 12:11PM ● By Today's Family
With the number of new Major League baseball stadiums that have appeared over the years, there seems to be a renewed fascination with old ballparks. Many of the new designs have failed in trying to re-create and modernize the nostalgic past of old ballparks. Thus, baseball purists are forced to research the past. Many of these old ballparks have to live on in pictures since most of the old parks have met the wrecking ball.
Cleveland Indians fans have been more fortunate. Cleveland Municipal Stadium is no more, however, the true old-time ballpark which once housed the Indians among other Cleveland sports teams, League Park, still remains. Left to decay, the Park was brought back to life by the city of Cleveland. In 2011 the city broke ground on the field renovation and restoration of existing structures. The project was completed in 2014.
League Park now hosts several games per season from various school and youth organizations.
Who better to tell the League Park story than Ken Krsolovic, Lake County resident and coauthor of the book, “League Park: Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball, 1891-1946.” He will be speaking at the Lake County History Center on April 24, 2022 at 4:30 pm. $40 entry includes the book and a meal of baseball fare. Extra guests may purchase a ticket for $20 after one main guest ticket is purchased.
For reservations, call 440-639-2945 or visit lakehistory.eventbrite.com.