Category:Sports and Recreation

From Ohio History Central

Ohioans are very fortunate to have many sporting and recreational activities at their disposal. Ohio boasts several professional and semi-professional sports teams. The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, originated in the state in 1869. The Cleveland Indians baseball club was a charter member of the American League. The National Football League has its roots in northeastern Ohio.


Ohio's numerous colleges also provide students with athletic activities and other Ohioans with additional spectator opportunities. Historically, the Ohio State Buckeyes have fielded preeminent teams in NCAA sports, most notably football.


Ohio maintains dozens of state parks and also boasts Cuyahoga Valley National Park within its boundaries. Museums, art galleries, historic sites, and other entertainment venues exist throughout the state. Numerous communities also host festivals, including Circleville's Pumpkin Show, each year.


To learn more about sporting and recreational opportunities throughout Ohio's history, please browse these entries at your leisure.

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