Historic League Park reopens with grand events - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Historic League Park reopens with grand events

Activities were planned throughout the day to please all ages. (Source: WOIO) Activities were planned throughout the day to please all ages. (Source: WOIO)
Many came to see what has changed at League Park. (Source: WOIO) Many came to see what has changed at League Park. (Source: WOIO)
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson was on hand with other officials and sports figures. (Source: WOIO) Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson was on hand with other officials and sports figures. (Source: WOIO)
The statue of former Councilwoman Fannie Lewis was unveiled. (Source: WOIO) The statue of former Councilwoman Fannie Lewis was unveiled. (Source: WOIO)

On Saturday, Mayor Frank Jackson joined other officials, sports figures, and members of the community as the city officially reopened historic League Park.

The opening ceremony included the unveiling of the Fannie M. Lewis sculpture, the League Park ribbon cutting, an appearance by the Cleveland Blues Vintage baseball team, a Home Run Derby, and many more events and activities for people of all ages.

The stadium opened on May 1, 1891 with Cy Young pitching for the Cleveland Spiders before 9,000 fans. This set the stage for what would become legendary baseball to follow, including Babe Ruth's 500th home run on August 11, 1929.

Learn more about League Park's rich history.

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