Brookbank: Cleveland Indians call on storied history during playoff run

From Mike Brookbank at Cleveland’s NewsNet 5 on October 14, 2016, with mention of SABR member Morris Eckhouse:

As the Indians set out on their quest to clinch another World Championship for Cleveland, it’s the perfect time to take a look back and celebrate the team’s rich history with our city.

That history comes to life at the team’s original home, League Park.

The old ticket house of the historic ballpark at East 66th Street and Lexington Avenue is packed with memorabilia. It sits just steps from the field where memories and historic moments played out.

“The Indians talk about connecting generations, and we feel very passionately about that, too,” said Morris Eckhouse, of the Baseball Heritage Museum.

The artifacts and stories inside the walls of the museum weave those generations of Tribe fans together.

“If you just had the players on the Cleveland Indians and you took away the history – it’s just a group of guys,” said Eckhouse.

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Originally published: October 21, 2016. Last Updated: October 21, 2016.