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Baseball Gallery

Images and prints from America's first pastime.

Long before the swank diggs of Fifth Third Field, the Mud Hens played at the "Swayne" diggs of Swayne Field.  Game action here is from July 24, 1946. 

Long before the swank diggs of Fifth Third Field, the Mud Hens played at the "Swayne" diggs of Swayne Field.  Game action here is from July 24, 1946. 

Toledo night life along St. Clair Street in 1937, showing the Rivoli Theater, Loew's, Prince's, and the Hotel Willard.

Toledo night life along St. Clair Street in 1937, showing the Rivoli Theater, Loew's, Prince's, and the Hotel Willard.


MLK Jr. in Toledo Gallery

The Reverend spoke here in 1967


LeBron James at UT Gallery

King James visited while still in high school. 

On March 15, 2003, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary Star LeBron James soars through the air for a dunk during second half action. James scored 25 points in their 69-59 win over Ottawa-Glandorf Saturday at Savage Hall.

On March 15, 2003, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary Star LeBron James soars through the air for a dunk during second half action. James scored 25 points in their 69-59 win over Ottawa-Glandorf Saturday at Savage Hall.

Football Gallery

High School, College, and Pro

Buckeye halfback #45 Don Sutherin gets an eyeful as a Wolverine gets a handful during this November 19, 1955 edition of the Ohio State versus Michigan rivalry.

Buckeye halfback #45 Don Sutherin gets an eyeful as a Wolverine gets a handful during this November 19, 1955 edition of the Ohio State versus Michigan rivalry.


Jesse Owens sprints on Swayne Field Gallery

Icon raced the bases in 1938!

Jesse Owens races members of the Toledo Scales baseball team at Swayne Field on May 8, 1938. He is racing — er, to be more journalistically objective, blowing away — Scales Infielder Elmer Fleck.  Toledo News Bee photographer Jack Winer captured the Olympic gold medalist and cultural icon just before crossing the tape.

Jesse Owens races members of the Toledo Scales baseball team at Swayne Field on May 8, 1938. He is racing — er, to be more journalistically objective, blowing away — Scales Infielder Elmer Fleck. 

Toledo News Bee photographer Jack Winer captured the Olympic gold medalist and cultural icon just before crossing the tape.

Elvis Presley in Toledo Gallery

The King rocked the Sports Arena in 1956


Gloria Steinem Gallery

Activist and feminist is a Toledo native. 

Gloria Steinem attacks ultra- conservatives. May 16, 1981

Gloria Steinem attacks ultra- conservatives. May 16, 1981