by Eric Sandy
The grassy field at East 66th Street and Lexington Avenue in this city’s Hough neighborhood has a rich baseball past.
League Park, a home to the Cleveland Indians until 1946, once stood there. At home plate, near the site’s northwest corner, Elmer Smith hit the first World Series grand slam in 1920; in the same game, second baseman Bill Wambsganss recorded the only World Series triple play — an unassisted one. Babe Ruth swatted his 500th homer there in 1929 and Joe DiMaggio rapped two singles and a double in the 56th and final game of his record hitting streak in 1941 at League Park.
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