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    Default Historic Doubleheader: Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field

    I know there must be a reasonable explanation why a bank would call itself "Fifth Third" but I've never heard it. In this article I rip that name every which way:


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    Default Re: Historic Doubleheader: Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field

    Not to rain on your parade but...


    Fifth Third's unusual name is the result of the June 1, 1908 merger of two banks, The Fifth National Bank and The Third National Bank, to become The Fifth Third National Bank of Cincinnati.[4] Because the merger took place during a period when prohibitionist ideas were gaining popularity, it was believed that "Fifth Third" was better than "Third Fifth," which could be construed as a reference to three "fifths" of alcohol.[5] The name went through several changes over the years, until on March 24, 1969, the name was changed to Fifth Third Bank.[4]

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    Default Re: Historic Doubleheader: Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field

    I've been in one of their branches in Indianapolis. Still, I felt the name Fifth National Bank was a little much. As in the Fifth one ever? What about Bob's Bank? Seems just as logical.

  4. Default Re: Historic Doubleheader: Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field

    Or Tulsa's Fourth National Bank.

    Bank of A. Levy, founded in Germany in the late 19th century, had a presence in California through the 1990s; it was acquired by First Interstate in 1995.

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