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TIGER BASEBALL'S NEW HOME

Field Relocation

Along with the multi-million dollar renovation of Cleveland Heights High School and the athletic facilities located at the High School, including the football field, baseketball gymnasium, aquatic center and softball field, the baseball field received its share of improvements.  The most dramatic part of the renovation includes the relocation of the field from its easterly facing location with home plate and right field adjacent to Cedar Road to its new southerly facing location with home plate and dugouts moved north away from Cedar Road, but adjacent to the east exits of the school building.  Pictures of the new field once play begins on it will be added to this section.


Field Dedication

On May 4, 2019 , despite the chill in the air and gray clouds in the sky and the "on & off" rain that soaked the field to its new bones, the Tiger Nation Baseball community held a dedication ceremony for the new field.  Honored guests included four members of the 1947 Heights High Ohio State Championship Baseball team: Outfielder Albert Morhard, class of 1947, Ass't. Team Manager, Alvin Kitay, class of 1948, Catcher Martin "Marty" Blake, class of 1949, and Pitcher Morris "Moe"  Savransky, class of 1947.

Watch Video of the Dedication Ceremony

The New Field

Looking from home plate to center field

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Looking down the left field line

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Looking down the right field line

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Looking pitcher's mound to home plate

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Tiger's Dugout!

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Play Ball!

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Batter's boxes from pitcher POV

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Tigers' Batting Cage

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Tiger Scoreboard

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From second base to center field

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Inside the Cage

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Tiger Pitching Cage

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PICTURES FROM THE CEREMONY

Master of Ceremonies

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Dan Heintz, member of the CH-UH Board of Education, Heights High graduate and proud parent of a Heights High Varsity baseball player, served as Master of Ceremonies for the Dedication Ceremony.

Morris "Moe" Savransky and Tiger Co-Captains

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In 1947, "Moe" Savransky pitched the Heights High Tiger Varsity baseball team to the Ohio State High School Baseball Champion-ship. Moe is shown here with the 2019 varsity co-captains (L to R), Justin Rink, Donovan Clayton and  Sean Murphy.  

Click to read article in Cleveland.com

Tiger Baseball Memorabilia

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Field Dedication Day brings out some of the memorabilia from Heights baseball of prior years. Here the Varsity players check out some of the old yearbooks.

1947 Yearbook

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The yearbook from the State Championship Year!

2019 Heights Tigers Varsity Baseball Team

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Co-captain Justin Rink introduces the players on the 2019 Varsity Baseball Team, while the return-ing players from the Heights High State Championship team look on.

Passing Down His Wisdom from the Game

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Moe Savransky, who, after pitching for Heights High, pitched for the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds, shares his secrets with Justin Rink. Moe is rumored to have said, "They couldn't hit the curve ball."

The Varsity Banner

Current & Former Players Sign Banner

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Current and Former Members of the Heights Tigers Varsity Baseball Team were asked to sign the Varsity Baseball Banner that hangs on the team’s dugout during each home game.

“Moe” signs the team banner

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Moe Savransky, the winning pitcher in the 1947 State Championship Game, signs the  Varsity Baseball Banner.

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Field Dedication Ceremony

May 4, 2019 Dedication Ceremony for New Tiger Baseball Field