Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park
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The Baseball Heritage Museum is located in the former ticket office at League Park, the oldest standing baseball park in the country, in Cleveland, Ohio. A visit to the museum, with its free admission, is a step back in time. The beautifully restored ticket office building is filled with collections documenting the rich and diverse history of the sport, and these collections are enhanced by the history of the park itself. From 1909 to 1952, the park was the site of many baseball milestones. Cy Young pitched the first game at the first incarnation of League Park in 1891. When the facility was reconstructed in steel in concrete in 1909, Young once again presided over the opener. Many greats played here including Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams. Babe Ruth hit more home runs here than anywhere outside of New York, including his 500th. In 1920, the Cleveland Indians won their only at home World Championship here. The Negro League Cleveland Buckeyes also call the park home and won the 1945 Championship game here, as well. The state-of-the-art playing field has been reconstructed to its original dimensions, and visitors may visit the field and stand on the very spots as many baseball legends. Baseball happens all year long at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park, with speakers, events, and activities. Admission is always free, and the experience is always memorable.