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Bites and Bits of History
Weird Moments in Cleveland Sports: Bottlegate, Bedbugs, and Burying the Pennant

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by Vince Guerrieri

Cleveland sports fans have seen more than their share of weird, wild, and random events: A pitcher struck by lightning on the mound, a wrong-way basket, the player who was traded for himself, a victory thanks to a swarm of insects, a loss capped with a shower of beer bottles, “The dumbest man in pro sports” … Phew! And we haven’t event gotten to the 10-Cent Beer Night riot yet! If you can’t laugh about it, what else can you do?

Vince Guerrieri is an award-winning journalist for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette. His writing also appears regularly in various regional and national magazines and online publications. A native of Youngstown and graduate of Bowling Green State University, he is the author of three books on Ohio sports history.


January 19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Tyler History Center
325 West Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503 United States


Mahoning Valley Historical Society