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Senate baseball season opens Tuesday at League Park


The CMSD Senate League will celebrate the opening day of baseball season on Tuesday at historic League Park.

The James Ford Rhodes Rams and Lincoln-West Wolverines will play the opener. The game is a rematch of the 2014 Senate championship won by Lincoln-West.

Former Senate baseball coaches will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at 3:45 p.m.

League Park, at East 66th Street and Lexington Avenue, was built in 1891. Once the home of the Cleveland Indians, it was the scene of Babe Ruth’s 500th career home run, the hit that gave Joe DiMaggio a 56-game streak, the 1920 World Series and Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller's first game.
The NFL's Cleveland Rams  and Negro League baseball champion Buckeyes played at League Park. The Browns practiced there.

The city restored League Park at a cost of more than $6 million. The park reopened last August with a new all-weather playing surface that matches the original dimensions of the park. Senate teams will play there Tuesday through Thursday.

Admission is free for all of the Senate’s regular-season baseball and softball games.