Victory on Two Fronts: Cleveland Indians & Baseball

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Buckeye Library
Buckeye Community Room

Event Details

Victory on Two Fronts is the story of the Cleveland Indians and Baseball during World War II and beyond. The attack on Pearl Harbor propelled the United States into war and changed the face of a nation as well as our national game. Baseball had to adapt to stay alive and provide entertainment for a population immersed in war jobs and support for our soldiers overseas. The game survived minus the most popular stars in Bob Feller, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. After the war ended, Bill Veeck bought the Indians and led the team to the 1948 pennant and World Series. Veeck broke the color barrier in the American League by signing Larry Doby in 1947.

Event Type(s): Genealogy & History, Author Event
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Scott Longert
Buckeye Library
(330) 725-4415