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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Columbus’ First Professional Game

April 25, 1876

 
 
Columbus' First Professional Game Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 14, 2010
1. Columbus' First Professional Game Marker
Inscription.
Columbus' first professional game was played on the Base Ball Grounds, located between the old Union Depot train station and High Street, on April 25, 1876. The Columbus Buckeyes defeated the famous Milfords 11-0. The Buckeyes and the International Association were created by Columbus native Jimmy Williams, “The Father of Minor League Baseball”.
 
Erected 2009.
 
Location. 39° 58.097′ N, 83° 0.596′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Neil Avenue and Nationwide Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Neil Avenue. Click for map. Marker is near the Huntington Park ticket office and Center Field Entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Columbus Buckeyes (here, next to this marker); The Western League (here, next to this marker); The Negro Leagues in Columbus (here, next to this marker); The Columbus Senators (here, next to this marker); The Red Birds (here, next to this marker); The Jets
Columbus' Baseball History Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 14, 2010
2. Columbus' Baseball History Markers
Looking NW into Huntington Park.
(here, next to this marker); The Clippers (here, next to this marker); Harold M. Cooper (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Columbus Clippers. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Jimmy Williams. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. International Association. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsSports
 
Huntington Park Center Field Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 14, 2010
3. Huntington Park Center Field Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 869 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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