WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - One of Ashland's favorite sons' life came back into focus, thanks to a book signing held at the Ashland County Historical Society. }}" />

   
 
 
Author John Rosengren Brings Ashlander John Roseboro To Life

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 5/11/2014

One of Ashland's favorite sons' life came back into focus, thanks to a book signing held at the Ashland County Historical Society. Author John Rosengren of Minneapolis penned "The Fight of Their Lives," an account of Roseboro's early life in Ashland, his ascension into Major League Baseball as a catcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers and his infamous fight with San Francisco Giant pitcher Juan Marichal.

Rosengren says Jack Kelly, of Kelly's Collectibles in Ashland, and Chris Box, Operations Manager at the Ashland County Historical Society, were both key in providing him information for his new book. John Roseboro was born in 1933 and passed away in 2002. He was in the first Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame class selected in 1984.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The Richland Correctional Institution unveiled its Family Holiday Program this year, in which re-integration inmates can have Christmas dinner with their families. Full Story
Image1 Kingwood Center got into the Christmas Spirit this year by celebrating with festive decorations, gingerbread house competitions, and refreshments such as cookies and hot cocoa. Full Story
 
Image1 One of Mansfield's longest- serving and well-known public servants was laid to rest Friday. Full Story
Image1 Members of the Ohio Air National Guard's 179th Airlift Wing have an assurance their civilian jobs will never be in jeopardy over their military service. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

179th Airlift Wing Signs Agreement With Employers

Three Arrested In Galion Drug Raid

Mansfield hotels offering free rooms on Christmas Eve

More News