Field of Dreams

Sometimes long gone record breaking athletes can be found in your own backyard so to speak.  Here is an example from my town of Toledo, Ohio.  Batter up!!!

 

Front Inscription:

J. Lee Richmond M.D.

Pitched professional baseball’s first perfect game. June 12, 1880 for Worcester, Mass., against Cleveland in a National League contest as baseball’s first regular left-handed pitcher. He forced opposing teams to change their batting strategies. His dominance caused colleges to enact the first rules barring professionals from amateur play. After practicing as a physician, he was a teacher, administrator, and coach for 40 years in Toledo.  He married Mary Naomi Chapin. They had three daughters

The back of the stone lists the stats for the game in question.  Below is a blow up of the plaque

 

Location: Forest Cemetery  Toledo, Ohio

Corner of Sherman and Mulberry

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I am the Director of Fringe Paranormal based in Toledo, Ohio.

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