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League Park - Field of Dreams

League Park began as a wooden structure with a National League team in 1891. Although the Cleveland Spiders National League franchise would fold up after scandal baseball continued with the advent of a new American League team in 1901.

In 1910 the old wooden structure was replaced with a new concrete and steal park. Seating capacity was doubled. The ballpark was renamed Dunn Field in honor of the team owner. The modern era baseball had arrived in Cleveland.


League Park about 1900 exterior
League Park - Circa 1900
League Park about 1900 - exterior view
League Park about 1900 - The Wooden Ballpark
League Park - 1911
Dunn Field, League Park - 1910
Ray Chapman Scoring
League Park circa 1946 versus the Red Sox
League Park - 1946 - Red Sox v. Indians
Scoreboard - Note distance at the lower base of the board
Crowded House
Spectators at a game in 1946
3rd Baseline grandstand
1st Baseline Grandstand
Third base line crowd
Bleecher Crowd
3rd Base Field Level Seats
Bleecher Crowd
City manager
Dunn Field Box Seats
The City Manager of Cleveland
Box Seats along the 1st base line
Fans on the Field
Grounds crew
Fans on the field approaching the Centerfield scoreboard
The Grounds Crew

1916 Indians

1916 Indians - Large version

(Photo from the Library of Congress)

League Park 1910
1916 Cleveland Indians at League Park
League Park about 1910 after it became Dunn Field
Shoeless Joe slides into 3rd
League Park  looking due west
April 1915 - League Park - Shoeless Joe Jackson slides into 3rd
Circa 1940 - Looking due west (From League Park Post Card)
Ticket office on Lexington Avenue - Looking down first base side
Looking down Lexington Ave