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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Covington Blue Sox

Federal League of Baseball Clubs

 

—April 25, 1913 - June 26, 1913 —

 
Covington Blue Sox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 27, 2016
1. Covington Blue Sox Marker
Inscription. Joined the Federal League in 1913. Home games were played at Federal Park at Second and Scott Streets. Defeated St. Louis in the home opener 4-0 on May 9, 1913. Sam Leever was the team's manager. Covington native Adolph Thoss played right field. Blue Sox second baseman James Emery hit the only home run recorded at the park May 13, 1913. Team relocated to Kansas City in June 1913. Federal Park was torn down in 1919.
 
Erected 2015 by Jerold Theobald, Emilie Beck, Wyatt Gragg, Luke Groeschen, CovingTen.
 
Location. 39° 5.345′ N, 84° 30.598′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Scott Boulevard and Roebling Way on Scott Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Covington KY 41011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John A. Roebling Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roebling Suspension Bridge (about 700 feet away); Civil War Fortifications (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ben Lucien Burman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simon Kenton (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different
Covington Blue Sox Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 27, 2016
2. Covington Blue Sox Marker - Wide View
The marker is mounted to the outside wall of a parking garage.
marker also named Simon Kenton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kennedy House (approx. 0.2 miles away); George and Ruth Kohlbran Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Covington.
 
Also see . . .  Plaque Honoring Blue Sox Installed on Scott Boulevard (River City News, 3/31/15). (Submitted on September 24, 2016.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on September 24, 2016.
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