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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.Full Story >
By CHRIS TALBOTT and HILLEL ITALIE AP Entertainment Writers Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's...Full Story >
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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Monday, May 20 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:10:48 GMT
Several people are arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Deputies raided the Drake Motel, located on Reading Road, on Monday morning. Several people were arrested at the scene but no namesFull Story >
Several people have been arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. 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 >
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.Full Story >
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:51:11 GMT
As we continue our series, "Around the World in Cincinnati," our Tracey Johnson shares the connection they have with the Nigerian community here in the tri state. Tracey says that she knew it would beFull Story >
Tracey says that she knew it would be a trip of a lifetime for her family but she never imagined that their first trip to west Africa would not be the last.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 >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.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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