2015 memorable moments in Ohio sports
These are the most viral videos and stories on FOXSportsOhio.com for 2015, in no particular order.
1) Cavaliers return to the NBA Finals for the second time in franchise history.
2) This year’s OHSAA football playoffs saw LaSalle win its fourth straight title, Ft. Recovery win its first and grandparents who watched five grandchildren play. One of the most memorable plays came when Coldwater completed a hook and ladder on their way to a championship.
3) The Buckeyes under coach Urban Meyer won the first College Football Playoff national title over Oregon.
4) Though the Blue Jackets were just short of the 2015 playoffs, there were plenty of hugs between Nick Foligno and Sergei Bobrovsky as the team won 12 of their last 13 games.
6) Mike Aviles’ daughter Adriana had a chance to throw out the first pitch at Progressive Field with her twin sister. Adriana is battling leukemia.
7) Great American Ball Park played host to the 2015 MLB All-Star game. Fans showed their allegiance to the Reds when booing all the Cardinals players on the National League roster
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8) Reds slugger Joey Votto had a strong second half finishing with a .314 batting average and runner-up in the NL MVP vote. After leading the Reds to victory over the Brewers, he had a clear message for Reds fans.
9) Plenty of Ohio professional athletes tried their hand at a first pitch including CBJ’s Brandon Saad and Ryan Johansen. Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson had fun comparing their attempts from Indians games.
10) Francisco Lindor’s first season with the Indians lead to an American League Rookie of the Year nomination. He was also happy to be part of a new Tribe tradition, the "Andre head rub."
11) Pete Rose joined the MLB on FOX team during the 2015 postseason. His epic laughing fit had many fans asking, "What was so funny?"
12) Orange is the new orange! The Browns debuted new logos and uniforms before the 2015-16 season.
13) Columbus hosted the 2015 NHL All-Star game which included now team captain Foligno and Johansen from the Blue Jackets.
14) LeBron James made plenty of splashes on the court after returning to the Cavaliers.
15) The Ohio Cup ended up in the hands of the Indians, but a video of the Reds and Indians mascots going at it had fans entertained.