Pullman Park – From Railroad Cars to Kelly Automotive Park

Pullman Park was located at 100 Pullman Park Place near the intersection of Pillow Street and Plum Street in Butler, Pennsylvania. The ballpark (first base side) was located alongside the former Standard Steel Car Company plant which manufactured railroad rolling stock (railroad cars) beginning in 1902. Standard Steel was acquired by Pullman Car and Manufacturing Company…

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Railroads and Lookouts – Chattanooga’s Historic Engel Stadium

Engel Stadium is located at 1130 East Third Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The ballpark is the former home of the Chattanooga Lookouts. Engel Stadium was built on the site of the Lookout’s prior home, Andrew Field. In 1910, the franchise moved from Little Rock Arkansas to Chattanooga and in 1911 began playing their home games…

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Rainbow Stadium/Les Murakami Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii

Les Murakami Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Hawaii, Manoa, at 1337 Lower Campus Road in Honolulu. Constructed in 1984 for use by the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors baseball team, the ballpark originally was known as Rainbow Stadium. In 2002, Rainbow Stadium was renamed Les Murakami Stadium, in honor of the…

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Beehive Field – Still Abuzz With Baseball In New Britain

Beehive Field is located in Willow Brook Park on John Karbonic Way in New Britain, Connecticut. The ballpark was constructed in 1982 by the City of New Britain in hopes of bringing a professional baseball franchise to the city. Joe Buzas, the legendary minor league baseball owner moved his team, the Bristol Red Sox, to New Britain…

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Jamestown’s Gem – Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park

Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park is located at 485 Falconer Street in Jamestown, New York. Constructed in 1940 through a public/private partnership, the ballpark is owned and maintained by the City of Jamestown. When it opened in 1941, the ballpark was known as Jamestown Municipal Stadium and was the home of the Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League (PONY)…

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Bush Stadium Apartments – There’s No Place Like Home

Bush Stadium was located at 1510 Stadium Way, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Constructed in 1931, the ballpark originally was known as Perry Stadium, named after the family responsible for its construction. In 1942, the ballpark was renamed Victory Field in recognition of the country’s entrance into World War II. In 1967 the City of Indianapolis purchased…

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Bosse Field – The Third Oldest Professional Ballpark In Continuous Use

Bosse Field is located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Indiana (Don Mattingly was born in Evansville, Indiana, and attended Reitz Memorial High School). The ballpark is owned and maintained by the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, a public school corporation serving Evansville, Indiana, and Vanderburgh County. The ballpark was constructed in 1915 with the backing of…

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