Students got a glimpse of America’s favorite pastime this week as they toured Progressive Field in Cleveland. The students, from India, are here as part of Hiram College’s Global Institute for Management and Leadership.
The students are spending time in the classroom with a focus on learning about IT, operations management, communication technology and management. They will be awarded certificates upon completing this Hiram College summer partnership program. Outside of the classroom, students are traveling to Northeast Ohio educational and cultural institutions.
The students were given the chance to take a private tour of Progressive Field on July 25, 2013. The tour led them through the gems of the field that are hidden from the general public. Highlights of their visit included touring the bullpen, press box, batting cages and dugout. They also enjoyed all a lecture from an expert on the baseball field and learned some Cleveland Indians history.
The next stop on the day trip was a presentation at the Baseball Heritage Museum near Progressive Field. The presentation explained the game of baseball and also went into depth about baseball’s unique heritage. The students were fascinated to learn about the Negro Leagues, an aspect of baseball’s history which is often overlooked, and the vast difference in cultural acceptance in America’s pastime.
“Hiram College is pleased to be offer these students networking, educational and cultural opportunities, and yesterday they were given a glimpse into an American pastime,” said Paul Bowers, Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies at Hiram College.