How would you like to meet Jackie Robinson? Head to the Baseball Heritage Museum this weekend to experience the next best thing!

The Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park (6601 Lexington Avenue Cleveland) is celebrating all things Jackie Robinson this Saturday Apr 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The price of admission is free, but donations are accepted.

From 12-2 p.m. bring the whole family for stories and activities celebrating the legacy of Jackie Robinson on the eve of Jackie Robinson Day and the 71st anniversary of his Major League Baseball debut. Also enjoy a book giveaway courtesy of Cleveland Kids Book Bank. Family story times will be at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. with a reading of A Picturebook of Jackie Robinson by David Adler. Register online at

From 1-2 p.m. Morris Eckhouse and Joe Gazzo will reflect on Robinson’s broadcasting and other recordings of Robinson that capture his eloquence and spirit. In 1965, Robinson broke another barrier when he became the first African-American to broadcast Major League Baseball games nationally.  Robinson also had his own radio show on WRCA-AM in New York in 1960.  Register online at

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Come Meet Jackie Robinson this weekend!

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