Join Cleveland baseball historians Bryan Fritz '75 and Ken Krsolovic, authors of "League Park: Historic Home of Cleveland Baseball, 1891-1946", as we explore one of the most memorable seasons in baseball history.
The 1920 baseball season was one of triumph and tragedy for the Cleveland Indians. The franchise, led by Hall of Fame inductee Tris Speaker, battled both the Yankees and the White Sox down the stretch, and beat Brooklyn in the World Series to win its first championship. Sadly, the season was also haunted by the death of Ray Chapman, one of the team's and baseball's most beloved players, who was killed by a pitch by Yankees' pitcher Carl Mays.
Bryan Fritz '75 recently retired after a nearly 41-year career as a senior prosecutor for the City of Cleveland, who earned his undergraduate degree from JCU and his law degree from Cleveland State’s Marshall school of law. This upcoming season marks the 40th season where Bryan has been the lead statistician at JCU football games. He also wrote a book on the history of John Carroll football and is finalizing one on Blue Streak basketball history.
Ken Krsolovic is a career college athletic administrator and baseball coach who began his career as sports info director at John Carroll in the mid 80’s. Ken also has extensive experience in sports radio ad tv play-by-play and has won multiple awards for writing and design of sports media guide publications.