- Cleveland, OH
cool things happened at League Park. This marker isn't one of them.
"Bill Wamby" is actually Bill Wambsganss. Oh, and Cy Young
is actually Denton True Young. And, "grand slam home run"
is redundant. Additionally, the marker misses a
lot of stuff.
text of the marker:
League Park opened on May 1, 1891 with the legendary Cy Young pitching
for the Cleveland Spiders in their win over the Cincinnati Redlegs.
The park remained the home of Cleveland's professional baseball and
football teams until 1946. In 1920 the Cleveland Indians' Elmer Smith
hit the first grand slam home run, and Bill Wamby executed the only
unassisted triple play in World Series history. Babe Ruth hit his
500th home run over the park's short right field wall in 1929. With
the park as home field, the Cleveland Buckeyes won the Negro World
Series in 1945.
Cleveland Landmark Commission
Rotary Club of Cleveland
The Ohio Historical Society
©2021 Douglas T. Dinsmoor