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

The Jets

1955-1970

 
 
The Jets Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 14, 2010
1. The Jets Marker
Inscription.
After the 1954 season, the Cardinals moved the Red Birds to Omaha. For the first time in the 20th century Columbus was temporarily without a baseball team. Eleven Columbus businessmen put up $10,000 each and in January, 1955, Harold Cooper purchased the Ottawa club of the International League and moved them to Columbus. The team changed its name to the Jets.
 
Erected 1909.
 
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. Touch 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 Negro Leagues in Columbus (here, next to this marker); The Columbus Senators (here, next to this marker); The Red Birds
Columbus' Baseball History Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Columbus' Baseball History Markers
Looking NW into Huntington Park.
(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 Jets. (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.)
3. Jets (Cooper) Stadium Photos. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues - Cooper Stadium. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSports
 
Huntington Park Center Field Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Huntington Park Center Field Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 692 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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