League Park (San Antonio)
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League Park San Antonio

League Park was a stadium in San Antonio, Texas. It was primarily used for baseball and was the home of minor league San Antonio Bears.

History

The ballpark was used from 1923 through 1932.[1] It was located at East Josephine and Isleta streets near Brackenridge Park Golf Course,[1] and had a capacity of 6,000 people.[2] It hosted its first night game on July 24, 1930, with 3,400 in attendance.[] It burned down on June 18, 1932, after a fire started in the clubhouse.[3]

League Park was used for spring training by the Boston Red Sox in 1924,[4] and hosted Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees in a preseason game on March 31, 1930.[2]

A different ballpark in San Antonio, Block Stadium, was used from 1913 through 1923; it was also known as "League Park" after 1915.[1]

Sources

  • "Baseball in the Lone Star State: Texas League's Greatest Hits," Tom Kayser and David King, Trinity University Press 2005

References

  1. ^ a b c Whisler, John (March 18, 2015). "Diamond gems: History of baseball in S.A. runs deep". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b Olivo, Benjamin (September 5, 2010). "Paula Allen: DiMaggio, Ruth played several games in S.A." mysanantonio.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Fire Destroys Baseball Plant at San Antonio". The Marshall News Messenger. Marshall, Texas. UP. June 19, 1932. p. 1. Retrieved 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Ehmke Arrives at the Sox Camp". The Boston Globe. February 27, 1924. p. 11. Retrieved 2018 – via newspapers.com.

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