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The Cleveland Rosenblums Were Once a Basketball Powerhouse

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The Cleveland Rosenblums Were Once a Basketball Powerhouse

You already know the Cleveland Cavaliers of course, but the city had a rich basketball past long before they came into the picture in 1970. The Cleveland Rosenblums were one of those long-gone teams from the early 20th century, but they were also one of the most successful - and innovative.  The Rosenblums - named for owner and Cleveland department store owner Max Rosenblum - were one of the original members of the American Basketball League (a league Rosenblum helped create), playing from 1925 to 1930. Though their run as a team was brief, the Rosenblums - also known as...

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Memories of Cleveland's Municipal Stadium

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Memories of Cleveland's Municipal Stadium

Where to begin? I have so many memories of Cleveland's Municipal Stadium, the grand old gray lady, I couldn’t possibly know where to start, but the beginning always seems to be the best spot. The vision of Cleveland’s city manager at the time, William Hopkins, then-Indians president Ernest Barnard, a future team president in Alva Bradley and the Van Sweringen brothers, Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium was dedicated on July 1st, 1931, carrying with it various cost overruns of roughly $500,000, a pretty substantial amount at the time. The first actual event held at the stadium was on July 3rd, 1931, a heavyweight...

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Why Is It Called a Raglan Shirt?

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Why Is It Called a Raglan Shirt?

Anytime you've looked for a 3/4 baseball tee, you might have seen it called a Raglan shirt. You might even use that terminology yourself, but have you ever wondered why it's called that? What in the World Is a Raglan Shirt? I know I've asked myself this question billions of times, but I've never had the drive to discover the answer - until now!  And it's actually a pretty cool story as to how this type of shirt came to be, dating all the way back to the 19th century. You can thank Lord Raglan for these 3/4 shirts you...

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The Big-Time Barons, the Goal-Busting Barons

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The Big-Time Barons, the Goal-Busting Barons

The American Hockey League’s Cleveland Barons are arguably one of the most interesting, history-rich professional hockey stories that not many fans outside of, and quite frankly those native to, Cleveland know much about. The Barons played at the Cleveland Arena, considered at the time to be one of the largest and most beautiful facilities in the country. Located at the corner of E. 36th and Euclid Avenue, now the site of the Red Cross, the building literally came to electrified life each and every time the Barons took to the ice to do battle with their AHL foes. So successful was...

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The California Penal League Podcast, Episode 13: The 2021 Season Preview

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The California Penal League Podcast, Episode 13: The 2021 Season Preview

The 2021 Major League Baseball season is here - and we're so pumped it's a full one! Be sure to check out the latest episode of the California Penal League podcast to hear our predictions for Cleveland's season.

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