Cleveland Sports Heroes I’ve Done Battle With – Bill Livingston


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Dining Reservations Required




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
  • Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Tribe Chowder
    • Cavalier Cavatelli
    • Brownie Bar


    Story topic this week…

    Cleveland Sports Heroes I’ve Done Battle With
    Bill Livingston’s goal as a sports columnist was always to put the readers at the scene. From Jack Nicklaus’ sixth green jacket to Kenny Lofton and the Indians winning the pennant, Bill has seen and covered it all in award-winning fashion. As a great sports journalist, Bill has tried to be non-partisan, but we all know that isn’t entirely achievable….

    Bill Livingston Bio

    Bill Livingston has been a sports columnist at the Cleveland Plain Dealer since 1984. He has covered seven Olympics, several World Series, Super Bowls, NBA Finals, Final Fours, one Stanley Cup final, the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500, the Boston Marathon, top boxing matches, all four golf majors, all major college football bowls, the 1994 soccer World Cup, the U.S.Open tennis, the Federation Cup, and the Solheim Cup in golf. He specializes in NBA coverage and Ohio State football.

    Livingston covered high school sports at the Dallas Morning News from 1971-73, then moved to Philadelphia to cover Penn State football, the Philadelphia 76ers with Dr J, and the NBA until 1984. He has covered both LeBron James and Julius Erving in his career.
    He has appeared on Jeopardy!, Pardon the Intrerruption, the CBS News, PBS NewsHour, The Jim Rome Show, The Dan Patrick Show, ESPN’s Outside the Lines and local television and radio. He had a letter read on The Late Show with David Letterman, accompanied by a skit, in the CBS Mailbag portion of the show. Livingston has written for Sport magazine, Baseball and Basketball Digests, The sporting News, Direct TV magazine, Cigar Aficionado and was a Sports Illustrated stringer.

    He is the author of three books: Above and Beyond: Tim Mack and the Quest for Olympic Gold, George Steinbrenner’s Pipe Dream — The ABL champion Cleveland Pipers, and The Great Book of Cleveland Sports Lists (co-authored with radio personality Greg Brinda.) Livingston has won over 25 state, local and national journalism awards.
    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.

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