Friday, February 8 2013 3:40 AM EST2013-02-08 08:40:23 GMT
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is known for many things, not the least of which is the Center for Reproduction of Endangered Wildlife. However, the popular attraction is also known for its iconicFull Story >
Jeff Creighton takes us inside the history of the architecture and exhibits of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.Full Story >
Thursday, February 7 2013 8:47 AM EST2013-02-07 13:47:35 GMT
150 years ago President Lincoln first drafted the Emancipation Proclamation but just days before that, local black soldiers were already fighting for the Queen City. Cincinnati may not stand today ifFull Story >
150 years ago President Lincoln first drafted the Emancipation Proclamation but just days before that, local black soldiers were already fighting for the Queen City.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:57:01 GMT
Police are trying to figure out what led to a shooting in Pleasant Ridge. Officers stopped a speeding car and found the passenger suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim says he was shot on RidgewayFull Story >
Police are trying to figure out what led to a shooting in Pleasant Ridge.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:52 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:52:42 GMT
No injuries are being reported after a house fire in Reading. The fire started in the garage of a home on Clark Road at around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. The flames never spread to the house, but the homeFull Story >
No injuries are being reported after a house fire in Reading.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:46 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:46:08 GMT
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement. Police say a 25-foot hole has opened in the building in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue. Two people living on theFull Story >
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:41 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:41:52 GMT
The Hillsboro Police Department is investigating two reports of child enticement. On both Monday and Tuesday of this week, a man was in the area of W. Collins and N. West Street just before 3 p.m. TheFull Story >
The Hillsboro Police Department is investigating two reports of child enticement.Full Story >
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:Full Story >
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Wright Brothers are a major icon in the Queen City and we're not talking about Orville and Wilber.
We're talking about Harry and George Wright.
After the Civil War, dozens of baseball clubs started up all over the country, including in Cincinnati.
"This is where professional baseball started, this is the legacy of the professional game here in Cincinnati," said Greg Rhodes, team historian for the Cincinnati Reds. "It's one of the reasons why we have this Hall of Fame and it's one of the reasons why Cincinnati has always appreciated the baseball history...all due to the 1869 Red Stockings."
At the time, ball players were not legally paid to play but when it became legal in 1869, Harry Wright, manager for the Red Stockings baseball club, searched high and low for the best talent.
"The guarantee of a salary attracted players from all over the country to Cincinnati so Harry was able to attract some of the best players including, and most importantly, his younger brother George."
George Wright was ten years younger than Harry, dubbed the best player in the country with both his shortstop and batting talents.
With Harry and George leading the way, the first professional baseball team was formed.
Players for the Cincinnati Red Stockings averaged a yearly salary of $2,000. This may not sound like much today, but in the beginnings of baseball, it was a pretty penny for one to take home.
"A typical construction worker made about $600 a year, a school principal would make a couple thousand per year," said Rhodes. "The Mayor of Cincinnati made $4,000 a year so actually the Mayor was making twice as much as the starting baseball players."
The Red Stockings dazzled fans by winning every home and away game during the 1869 season. Home games were played in a small wooden ballpark called Union Grounds, located where Union Terminal is today
"They became a national sensation because they beat all the teams in NYC, all the teams in Philly and all the teams in D.C."
From the east cost to the west coast, the Red Stockings helped popularize the new sport.
"[They] helped spread the gospel of baseball, no doubt making it a national past time."
After the season's end, the Red Stockings returned home to Cincinnati, receiving a hero's welcome for their undefeated season.
The following year, Harry and George moved to Boston and played for the Boston Red Stockings but thanks to the brother duo and the Red Stockings team, Cincinnati will forever be known as the birthplace of professional baseball.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:39:05 GMT
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday. JoeyFull Story >
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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