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First Pitch of Summer

June 8, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am

First Pitch of Summer is taking over Cleveland on June 8, and we want YOU to be a part of it!

Join us for a Friendraiser at historic League Park to kick off a celebration of an incredible summer of baseball in #TheLand.

Schedule for the day is as follows:

10AM-2PM – Festival at League Park
-Music, entertainment, baseball-themed games and displays, vendors, food trucks, Baseball Heritage Museum tours and autograph sessions with Cleveland Indians legends

10AM-11AM – Friendraiser at Sponsor Hospitality tent
– Bagels, coffee and juice available
– Q&A with baseball historian, Scott Longert.

1PM – First Pitch begins
– 1,000 Clevelander’s will line up and “pitch” a baseball from League Park to Progressive Field. The baseball will travel approximately three miles, tossed from one person to the next, on a journey to become the ball used for the ceremonial first pitch in the Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees game that evening.

First Pitch of Summer festival at League Park is open to the community and free of charge.

Registration is required to participate in the First Pitch relay.

Visit clevelandsports.org/firstpitch to sign up for this free event.

Come out and be a part of a historic moment celebrating summer baseball in Cleveland! All proceeds benefit our local nonprofit Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

Please RVSP to rsvp@clevelandsports.org


June 8, 2019
6:00 am - 11:00 am
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Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
(216) 621-0600