Hidden History of Cleveland Sports


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • Free Admission, Table Reservations Required
  • Free Entry

Storyteller: Marc Bona

Marc Bona


Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • In addition to our regular menu, a Prix Fixe 3-course dinner special is available for just $25
  • This week’s special
    • House Salad with Ranch Dressing
    • Beef Fajitas with Veggies and Tortillas
    • Chocolate Pecan Pie


Story topic this week…

Hidden History of Cleveland Sports Book

Hidden History of Cleveland Sports
Cleveland sports history goes well beyond The Shot, The Fumble, The Drive and so many other ignoble moments. Many of the city’s most illustrious sports tales are long-forgotten chapters of tribulations and tragedy, of fleeting fame and enduring milestones. There are forgotten firsts, such as football’s first pass and the invention of baseball’s slider having ties to Cleveland. There are overshadowed tragedies like a fatal crash involving an Indians pitcher occurring the same year two of the team’s hurlers were killed in a high-profile boating accident. And then there are the near misses–like George Steinbrenner coming within seconds of owning the Indians and a famous musician who almost became a Cleveland Brown. From basketball to boxing, hockey to Heisman, journalist Marc Bona chronicles more than a century of unremembered tales.


Marc Bona Bio

Marc Bona is a features writer on cleveland.com’s life and culture team, covering food, restaurants, beer, wine, sports entertainment and sports history. He has written four books, all on sports including Not Your Average Joe, a bio on Browns great Joe Thomas that he co-authored with Dan Murphy (Gray and Company, 2023). Marc lives in Akron, has won several Cleveland Press Club awards and has a rescue dog named after Cleveland pitching great Addie Joss. He’s a proud grad of THE U of Iowa – aka Caitlin Clark University.


The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

See all Cleveland Stories dates here.


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