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0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a4f90000Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU news team as the politics reporter and columnist in April 2012 , after 30 years of covering local, state and national politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. On this page, you will find his weekly column, Politically Speaking; the Monday morning political chats with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik and other news coverage by Wilkinson. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio gubernatorial race since 1974, as well as 16 presidential nominating conventions. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots, the Lucasville prison riot in 1993, the Air Canada plane crash at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983, and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. And, given his passion for baseball, you might even find some stories about the Cincinnati Reds here from time to time.

The History Of The Covington Blue Sox Baseball Team

Cam Miller Films

Much to the delight of baseball fans, pitchers and catchers started reporting for spring training this weekend, which means Opening Day is just around the corner.

So to help move the baseball calendar along, today we discuss the history of the Covington Blue Sox. Part of the old Federal League, the Blue Sox played their Opening Day game in Covington's Federal Park on May 9, 1913.

Joining us to share the history of the Blue Sox are Kenton County Public Library Adult Services Coordinator, John Graham; filmmaker Cam Miller, who produced the documentary, Our True Blues: The Story of the Covington Blue Sox; and WVXU political reporter and resident baseball expert, Howard Wilkinson.