Ohio is a hotbed of great sports moments, from being the place where both professional baseball and football started, to being the current home of several famous race car drivers and golfers. We have rivalries that go back decades and traditions that cross place and time. Each of us identify with our teams and love the players like family. We celebrate victories and cry over defeats. We watch as our players, coaches and fans act with both good and bad judgement. And we both praise and complain about innovations in sports—things that change the games we love so much. All of these stories make up the larger story of Ohio sports and fill our memories.
While our exhibit won’t have enough space to tell every single story, we are building a timeline of key sporting events. Who were the people, places and events in time that, across the years, make up the story of Ohio sports? This is where we need your help. Do you know the date of a key Ohio sports moment? It doesn’t have to be a professional team or someone famous—it just has to be a date that you think is important in Ohio sports. Take a look at the timeline we have started and send us a date to add to it! No story is too small, as each helps us tell a more complete story of Ohio. Send your story to [email protected].
Below are just a selection of the dates we have on our current timeline. We want to make it as complete as possible so send us any date you have and we will add it to the master timeline for Ohio—Champion of Sports! This exhibit belongs to you. Make it yours by adding your dates!