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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. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1865.
 
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. Mile Markers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pennsylvania House / The National Road
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
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Robert C. Henry (approx. 0.7 miles away); The George and Sarah Gammom House (approx. ¾ mile away); Gammon House (approx. ¾ mile away); Clark County Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (approx. 0.9 miles away); Springfield City Hall Bell (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 Robert Baughman, October 3, 2020
3. Davey Moore Park Marker
Davey Moore Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
4. Davey Moore Park Marker
The marker as shown in its former location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,844 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio.   4. 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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