MVHS Program to Feature ‘Weird Moments in Cleveland Sports’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – 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.

And we haven’t even gotten to the 10-Cent Beer Night riot yet.

Journalist and author Vince Guerrieri will deliver a free presentation, “Weird Moments in Cleveland Sports: Bottlegate, Bedbugs, and Burying the Pennant,” as part of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Bites and Bits of History lunchtime program Jan. 19 at Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.

Guerrieri recently published “Weird Moments in Cleveland Sports.”

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.

Bites and Bits of History lunchtime programs are sponsored by the John and Loretta Hynes Foundation.

“Weird Moments in Cleveland Sports” (198 pages, paperback, $16.95, Gray Publishing) can be purchased from the publisher’s website, Amazon and other online booksellers.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.