League Park; Cleveland Browns '64 Championship; Intent to Deceive
We take a look at the restoration of League Park - the dream of City Council member Fannie Lewis ,who died in 2008. She saw the renovation as the cornerstone for revitalization of the Hough neighborhood and she appreciated the park’s historic importance to major league baseball. League Park opened in 1891, and for decades, served as the home of the Cleveland Indians and other professional baseball teams including The Negro League's Cleveland Buckeyes, the American League Bluebirds and the Cleveland Lakeshores.
Baseball wasn’t the only sport played at League Park. The former Cleveland Rams played professional football games at League Park until relocating to California in 1946 and becoming the Los Angeles Rams. That made way for the Cleveland Browns, who practiced at League Park until the City of Cleveland purchased the Park in 1951. Browns fans may recall that it was 50 years ago this year that the team last won a Championship. You can relive those fond memories in an all new exhibit at the Western Reserve Historical Society called 1964: When Browns Town was Title Town.
Counterfeit Art has become very lucrative. On view right now at the Canton Museum of Art is an exhibit called Intent to Deceive: Forgeries and Fakes that looks at the business of counterfeit art.
Mike Cox, Dir. of Public Works, City of Cleveland
Paul Volpe, City Architecture
Ed Persey, Western Reserve Historical Society
Colette Loll, Curator, Art Fraud Insights
Robert K. Wittman, (former FBI Agent) Robert Wittman, Inc.,