Dedication planned for historic Cleveland ballpark

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 23, 2014 at 3:31 am •  Published: August 23, 2014
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CLEVELAND (AP) — A dedication ceremony is planned for the reopening of Cleveland's historic League Park.

A $6.3 million city-funded project to restore and renovate what's left of the old ballpark on Cleveland's east side has been completed and an opening ceremony is planned for Saturday afternoon.

Before the project began, little remained of the ballpark that opened in 1891 when Cleveland Spiders pitcher Cy Young, now the Hall of Fame namesake of major league baseball's pitching award, threw the first pitch.

The Cleveland Indians played there in the early 1900s and Babe Ruth hit his 500th career home run. The Indians won their first World Series at League Park in 1929, and Joe DiMaggio got the last hit there in his 56-game hitting streak in 1941.