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To Honor John O'Donnell

In Tribute

For 45 years of dedication and service

To Quad-City sports fans,

Municipal Stadium was renamed on

October 21, 1970

To Honor

John O’Donnell



The late Times-Democrat sports editor

And nationally known sports authority

During his career he covered many national and international sporting events, and entertained thousands of servicemen during WW II with his weekly “Dear Joe” column.  He often joked that he had spent about a third of his life in the press box at Municipal Stadium.


“The sun will shine, the Mississippi will glisten, and all will be well with the world.”

John O’ Donnell

May 26, 1931


Submitted by

Bryan Arnold


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