Sanford Field, Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium, and Sanford Museum

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Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium is located at 1201 S. Mellonville Avenue in Sanford, Florida. One block south of Sanford Memorial Stadium, at the northeast corner of South Mellonville Avenue and Celery Avenue, is the former site of Sanford Field. The two ballparks coexisted briefly. Sanford Field was constructed in 1926. It included a simple, wooden grandstand…

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Fleming Stadium and the North Carolina Baseball Museum

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It also houses the North Carolina Baseball Museum, located on the stadium ground past the third base grandstand. According to Chris Epting’s Roadside Baseball: The Locations of America’s Baseball Landmarks, Fleming Stadium was erected in 1938 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, with the stadium’s official dedication on June 29, 1939. When it opened, the…

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The West Coast Wrigley Field

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Wrigley Field was located at 425 East 42nd Place, in Los Angeles, California, on the northwest corner of East 42nd Place and S. Avalon Boulevard. William Wrigley, owner of the National League Chicago Cubs, became principle owner of the Pacific Coast League California Angels in 1921. Wrigley set about constructing a ballpark based upon the design…

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Space Coast Stadium’s New Frontier

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Space Coast Stadium (now Space Coast Complex) is located at 5800 Stadium Parkway in Viera, Florida. A former minor league ballpark and major league spring training facility, Space Coast Complex is now operated by the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA). Space Coast Stadium opened in March 1994 as the Spring Training Home of the…

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Hamtramck Stadium – Detroit’s Diamond in the Rough

Hamtramck Stadium is located at 3201 Dan Street in Hamtramck, Michigan, one block east of Joseph Campau Avenue. The ballpark was constructed by John Roseink in 1930 on land owned by the Detroit Lumber Company. Roesink was owner of the Detroit Stars, a member of the National Negro League. Hamtramck Stadium also was known as Roesink Stadium.…

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Eagle Stadium Still Soaring In Ozark, Alabama

Eagle Stadium is located at 698 Martin Street in Ozark, Alabama. The concrete and steel grandstand was constructed in 1946 and remains to this day an excellent example of ballparks from the post World War II era. The sign posted at the front of Eagle Stadium boasts the history of the ballpark. Much of the…

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Miami Stadium – Later Bobby Maduro Stadium

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Miami Stadium was located at 2301 Northwest 10th Avenue in Miami, Florida.  Constructed in 1949, Miami Stadium hosted both Major League Spring Training and Minor League baseball games. In 1987, Miami Stadium was renamed Bobby Maduro Miami Stadium in honor of Miami resident Roberto “Bobby” Maduro. Mr. Maduro was the former owner of two professional baseball…

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Flamingo Field in Miami Beach, Florida

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Flamingo Park Baseball Stadium is located at 15th St and North Michigan Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida. It is part of a larger recreation area also known as Flamingo Park. The main entrance to the Park is located south of the baseball stadium at 1200 Meridian Avenue. Flamingo Park includes tennis courts, a swimming pool,…

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