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Addie Joss' Death Benefit Game, Monday, July 24, 1911. Cleveland pitcher Addie Joss died of tubercular meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain, April 14, 1911. Charles Somers, the owner of the Cleveland team, wanted to put together a benefit game for the Joss family. So, the AL scheduled a benefit game for his widow, Lillian. It was played between an AL all-star team and Cleveland. The game raised $12,914.60 for Lillian Joss, as a crowd of 15,281 saw the AL…

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On October 10, 1915, an Omaha team sponsored by Krug Brewery of that city met a Cleveland team sponsored by White Motors in the national amateur semi-finals, the winner to advance to San Francisco. The error-plagued Nebraska nine lost to the Ohio club 11-6 in a game that the Plain Dealer in a front page story the following day claimed drew a crowd of 100,000 to 115,000. Like the game the year before, the attendance figure was only a “guesstimate.” However, photos at the Library of…

President Barack Obama accepts a team basketball jersey from Cleveland Cavaliers team members Kevin Love, left, as the president honored the 2016 NBA Champions Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)