Monument dedicated to amateur baseball legends

Posted at 6:06 PM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 08:57:49-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City officials unveiled a new monument to honor amateur baseball players on Monday at Swann Park.

It was dedicated to Baltimore's dominant Leone's, Johnny's and Corrigan's amateur baseball teams.

While the name has changed over the years, the team dominated amateur baseball, bringing home 19 All American Amateur Baseball Association titles from 1953 to 1996.

Swann Park is the same place where Westport native and baseball Hall of Famer, Al Kaline, learned to play. The field is now named after him.

Kaline played for the Leone's as a teenager before signing with Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers. He was with the Tigers his entire 22-year baseball career. Kaline was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1980.