Seeking the Sunday Pitcher- Preserving Raymond Brown’s Legacy
May. 25 2024
Ohio History Center 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA Open in Google Map
12:30–1 p.m.
Adult - $16 Senior (60+) - $14 Student (w/ college ID) - $14 Child (4-12) - $10 Child (3 & under) - Free Ohio History Connection Member - Free

Ohio is the birthplace of American Baseball and many of its incredible athletes. Raymond Brown, famous Negro Leagues player, was one of those amazing athletes. Learn more about “Ray” Brown, community engagement, and the efforts of local history enthusiasts to honor his achievement in the sport.

The Ray Brown Memorial Park in Alger, OH was renamed to honor the baseball star and is working toward an Ohio Historical Marker for Brown’s legacy.


Speaker for this event:

Dr. David Strittmatter – David Strittmatter is an Assistant Professor of History, and he oversees public history initiatives at Ohio Northern University. His research interests included memory, preservation, and tourism. His current book project, British National Identity and Memory in the Twentieth Century, is under contract at Palgrave Macmillan. It explores how battlefields, political sites, and world’s fairgrounds in the United Kingdom develop as heritage sites.

Dr. Strittmatter has been working with history students and the community of Alger, OH to memorialize Ray Brown in the famed baseball player’s hometown.

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