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Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Davey Moore Park

 
 
Davey Moore Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
1. Davey Moore Park Marker
Inscription.  Davey Moore was the Featherweight Champion of the World from 1959 to 1963, punching his way to a 56-6-1 record while always admitting that "Only 10 seconds separate me from being champion or nothing." A tough little boxer with a powerful punch, he died at the age of 29, a victim of the sport he loved. Born November 1, 1933, a fighter from the age of 14, he died March 25, 1963.
 
Erected 1972 by City of Springfield and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 55.059′ N, 83° 49.581′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is on Bill Wellers Way 0.1 miles east of Western Avenue. Marker is near the Shelter House off Bill Wellers Way, in Davey Moore Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield OH 45506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania House / The National Road (approx. 0.7 miles away);
City of Springfield Davey Moore Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
2. City of Springfield Davey Moore Park Marker
Robert C. Henry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gammon House (approx. ¾ mile away); Clark County Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Springfield City Hall Bell (approx. 0.9 miles away); City Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oliver S. Kelly (approx. 0.9 miles away); Esplanade/Fountain Square (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Davey Moore. "He lost the fight by a knockout but was able to give a clear-headed interview before he left the ring. In the dressing room he began to fall into a coma from which he never emerged, dying several hours later." (Submitted on November 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. boxing
 
Davey Moore Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
3. Davey Moore Park Marker
Looking northeast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,784 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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