Baseball: They say it’s “the great American pastime,” but really, we know it’s just a great sport. Although it’s recognized as a popular event in the United States, baseball, also known as hardball, is a hit in sandlots across the globe.
In Cleveland, we’re proud home to the Major League Baseball team the Cleveland Guardians. It’s also one of the reasons we were inspired to offer the fun and competitive sport of baseball during the 2024 Pan-American Masters Games.
- Men’s: 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+
- A Grade: Competitive
- B Grade: Recreational
- Open: Age Category 65+
Looking for a team or partner? Check out the Official 2024 PAMG Team/Partner Finder Facebook page.
Baldwin Wallace University Fisher Field
Fisher Field, located in the heart of Baldwin Wallace University’s (BW) campus, features state of the art Pro Grass infield surrounding its diamond. BW, an Ohio liberal arts-based college, named the field after legendary Yellow Jacket Head Coach Bob Fisher who led their baseball program for over 40 years.
Nobby’s Ballpark, part of Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) campus, features a fully equipped facility with batting cages, dugouts and home and visitor bullpens. CWRU, the top-ranked school in the state of Ohio, hosts Spartan baseball games at this venue which recently installed an Astroturf infield for all-weather play and a natural grass outfield.
Northeast Ohio has a longstanding history with the sport of baseball. Originally built in 1891 and home of Cleveland professional baseball for over 50 years, Cleveland’s historic League Park witnessed some of the game’s best cleats to ever grace the field including Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Satchel Paige, Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio. The park even hosted the 1920 World Series.
CC Sabathia at Luke Easter Park
Named in honor of Luscius “Luke” Easter, a Cleveland professional baseball player, Luke Easter Park features a recently renovated baseball field. As part of the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star project led by the Cleveland Guardians, All-Star Field received new natural grass, dugouts, a field drainage system, backstop, perimeter fencing and field striping as part of the new facility.
Talty Field at Jim Thome All Star Complex
Talty Field at the Jim Thome All Star Complex was renovated in 2019 as part of the MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland and is named after Jim Thome, an MLB Hall of Famer and former Cleveland player.
Jose Ramirez Field at Clark Fields
Opened in fall 2023, this field is named after Cleveland Guardians third baseman, Jose Ramirez and its construction was funded through generous donations from Ramirez and Cleveland Guardians Charities.