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Former astronaut and senator John Glenn, left, laughs with his wife, Annie, after being presented with a Cleveland Indians jersey before a baseball game between the Indians and the New York Yankees, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, left, tags out New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki trying to steal second base in the fourth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez delivers against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
The announcement that, after 146 years, the “The Greatest Show on Earth” is calling it quits brings back fond memories for generations of Akron residents and also a painful reminder of the city’s role in a dark day in circus lore.