Baseball’s History in Columbus, Ohio
Baseball was one of the earliest sports played in Columbus. It started in 1877 with the Columbus Buckeyes. Nearly 150 years later, America’s pastime continues to thrive in the capital city with the Clippers.
Triple-A All Star Game
Columbus welcomed minor league baseball’s best players for the Triple-A All Star Game, home run derby, and skills competition at…
Gildan Triple-A National Championship
The Memphis Redbirds and Durham Bulls returned to Huntington Park in 2018 for the Gildan Triple-A National Championship, where Memphis…
Big Ten Tournament
The Tournament was hosted in Columbus for three consecutive years, first at Bill Davis Stadium in 2010 then at Huntington Park in 2011…
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championship
The OHSAA baseball state championship has also been played at Huntington Park, most recently in 2018.
The Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians, the Clippers, have played in Columbus since 1977. They played at Cooper Stadium until 2008, before moving to Huntington Park in 2009.
They are devoted to honoring the history of baseball, and play the game like it was in the 1800s. They play over 40 games against other vintage teams annually. The Diamonds are a similarly focused team but comprised of all women
Founded in 1881, baseball was the first athletics team at the Ohio State University. Since then, the Buckeyes have won 14 Big Ten titles and a national title in 1966.
The Columbus Buckeyes got started in 1877. Since then the city has been home to various minor league and Negro Leagues teams called the Solons, Blue Birds, Elite Giants and Buckeyes (again). The Senators (1902-30), Red Birds (1931-54) and the Jets (1955-70) had the longest runs before the Clippers…
MLB legend Frank Howard grew up in Columbus and played at Ohio State before signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958.
Columbus kid, Ohio State alum, World Series champ and MLB All-Star. Swished now has the field at Bill Davis Stadium named after him.
Born outside of Cleveland, Steinbrenner attended grad school at Ohio State. Years later he went onto buy the New York Yankees and had…
The Columbus native was the first major league player to enlist in the military and the only to serve in both World War I and World…
The Columbus Buckeyes started play in the International Association
The Ohio State baseball team is founded
The Clippers begin playing in Columbus
Huntington Park opens with a game between the Clippers and the Toledo Mud Hens.
The Clippers win their 11th league title
20 Years of #sportsincbus
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