Sat 8/12 @ noon
Men of a certain age can get very nostalgic when talking about playing baseball in their youth, whether in a vacant lot in their neighborhood or in an amateur “sandlot” league. Cleveland was once called the “Sandlot Capitol of the World,” but by the mid-late ’60s, other newly popular sports, economic changes and new priorities for young people caused a loss of interest in playing baseball.
The Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park will host a roundtable, featuring a group of men who played sandlot baseball in the late 60s: Russ Schneider, Frank Petruno, Gary Oring and Nobby Lewandowski. The event is free, although registration is appreciated at baseballheritagemuseum.org.