Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County

Monday, November 07, 2011

Local Author Paul Oakes Dec. 12 at 6:30 pm.

Paul Oakes is the only person alive who knows the whole, real story of how the Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis. As chairman of the Stadium Commission in 1977 he made the call to Robert Irsay that set up the beginning interview in the negotiations to transfer the storied franchise to Indiana. The book, "How the Colts Came to Indianapolis" details how a shy high school athlete grew and progressed to pitch professional baseball, founded the Indianapolis Professional Sports Association, ran for the U.S. Congress, promoted big league sports and helped transform Indianapolis as it was called into Super Bowl City.