Baseball Heritage Museum facts for kids
The Baseball Heritage Museum is a baseball museum in Cleveland, Ohio. The Heritage Baseball Museum was founded in 1997 and is located at the site of League Park, former home of the Cleveland Indians. The Baseball Heritage Museum is part of the renovated League Park complex at East 66th Street and Lexington Avenue and resides in the former League Park ticket house. The address is 6601 Lexington Avenue, Cleveland Ohio, 44103.
The Baseball Heritage Museum was founded in 1997. It was first housed at a location in downtown Cleveland. To correspond with the 1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Robert Zimmer first displayed items at the family jewelry store.
The museum continued to grow from founder Robert Zimmer's personal family collection. Included are artifacts from the major leagues, Negro leagues, women's baseball leagues, Caribbean leagues, industrial and barnstorming leagues.
In 2006, the museum moved to a location in the Colonial Marketplace on Euclid Avenue. With the renovation of the League Park site, the museum moved to the present location in 2014. The museum is housed in the former Ticket House of League Park.
The first "Baseball Heritage Museum Festival" took place in May 2006 with former players such as Bob Feller and Buck O'Neill attending.
Former Cleveland Indians infielder Vern Fuller was the original executive director of the Baseball Heritage Museum. In 2017, Mike Gaynier was appointed executive director.
In 2014, there were 2,000 in attendance for the opening of the new Baseball Heritage Museum location at League Park.
Today, the museum sponsors the Baseball Heritage Museum Buckeyes Travel Baseball Team Program, as well as holding youth clinics and events at League Park.
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