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

The Negro Leagues in Columbus

1900, 1908, 1921, 1930, 1932-33, 1935

 
 
The Negro Leagues in Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 14, 2010
1. The Negro Leagues in Columbus Marker
Inscription.
Columbus' Negro League teams were the Black Tourists (1900, 1908), the Buckeyes (1921), the Keystones (1930), the Turfs (1932), the Blue Birds (1933), and the Elite Giants (1935). Most Columbus Negro League home games were played at Neil Park. Columbus also hosted many barnstorming games, including the Satchel Paige All-Stars at Red Bird Stadium.
 
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. Columbus' First Professional Game (here, next to this marker); The Columbus Buckeyes (here, next to this marker); The Western League (here, next to this marker); The Columbus Senators (here, next to this marker); The Red Birds (here, next to this marker); The Jets (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 . . .
Columbus' Baseball History Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Columbus' Baseball History Markers
Looking NW into Huntington Park.

1. Negro League Baseball. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Columbus Clippers. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable PersonsSports
 
Huntington Park Center Field Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Huntington Park Center Field Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 2 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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