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

The Western League

1892, 1896-99

 
 
The Western League Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 14, 2010
1. The Western League Marker
Inscription.  
The 1892 Columbus Reds won the city's first pennant as a member of the Western League. Columbus rejoined the league as the Senators from 1896-99. The Senators played their home games at Western League Park at Parsons and Jenkins Avenues. The league changed its name to the American League in 1900. The Columbus franchise was moved to Cleveland in 1900 and is now the Indians.
 
Erected 2009.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 39° 58.097′ N, 83° 0.596′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. It is in the Arena District. Marker is at the intersection of Neil Avenue and Nationwide Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Neil Avenue. Marker is near the Huntington Park ticket office and Center Field Entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 Negro Leagues in Columbus
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(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Columbus Clippers. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Columbus Senators. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Western League. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Columbus' Baseball History Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Columbus' Baseball History Markers
Looking NW into Huntington Park.
Huntington Park Center Field Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Huntington Park Center Field Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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