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Here's what you need to know about the First Pitch of Summer Festival

Posted: 5:00 PM, Jun 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-08 12:58:36Z
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CLEVELAND — Historic League Park is set to host the “First Pitch of Summer Festival” this weekend in anticipation of July’s Major League All-Star game here in Cleveland.

"We know this is going to be a historic summer for baseball especially in the city of Cleveland so we wanted to do something fun and get the whole community involved." Said Cleveland Indians Sr. Dir. of Communications,

The free “First Pitch of Summer Festival” runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic ballpark on East 66th Street and Lexington. The event will feature music, vendors, food trucks and many more baseball activities.

Delivery of the ball to be used for first pitch in that night’s Tribe game against the Yankees won’t be driven from League Park to Progressive Field but thrown over the course of three miles. A human chain of 1,200 participants will toss to ball through-out Cleveland and eventually landing at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario in time for first pitch.