This Day in Ballpark History: Last game at Cleveland Stadium

Updated: Dec 18, 2019

December 17, 1995

The final event is held at Cleveland Stadium, a 26-10 Browns win over Cincinnati.

Construction of the spacious stadium took one year and one week, with it opening to a championship boxing match in 1931.

A few baseball notes in between:

*Baseball's Indians played there for the first time in 1932, becoming the second team under that name to call Cleveland Stadium home (the NFL's Indians played two games there in 1931.)

*The first baseball game hosted more than 80,000 fans, a record at the time!

*The Indians split time between Cleveland Stadium and League Park through 1946.

*Joe DiMaggio's 56th consecutive game with a hit was at League Park. DiMaggio lost his streak the next night (July 17, 1941) at Cleveland Stadium.

*Ted Williams' 500th career home run was the difference in a 3-1 Boston win on June 17, 1960 at Cleveland Stadium.

*Cleveland Stadium hosted four All-Star Games: 1935, 1954, 1963 and 1981. The four Midsummer Classics tie the first Yankee Stadium for most at any venue.

*The three most-attended All-Star Games were held there, led by 1981 (72,086.)

*The Indians played at Municipal Stadium through 1993.

*Photo by Paul M. Walsh/found on

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