Written by Jeremy Feador, University Archivist, Ritter Library, Baldwin Wallace University
Nestled on the corner of East 66th and Lexington Ave are the remnants of Cleveland’s League Park. To say that this plot of grass, remaining ticket house, and partial wall of the park are historic is an understatement.
In 1891, when a 24-year-old Cy Young stepped on the mound for the inaugural game at League Park, he ushered in a period of baseball history that can hardly be rivaled. That day he helped lead the Cleveland Spiders to victory over Cincinnati, 12-3.
Eight years later in 1899, the team set a mark that may never be equaled in baseball history.... Read More →