Gunther Park

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Gunther Park
GuntherParkChicago.jpg
Gunther Park, c. 1913
Location Chicago, IL
Capacity 5,000
Surface grass
Construction
Built 1905
Closed 1913
Tenants
Gunther Nine (1905-1913)
Chicago Green Sox (1912)

Gunther Park (now Chase Park) was a semi-professional baseball park in Chicago, Illinois. It was (and still is) located at Clark Street and Leland Avenue, and was built in 1905.[1] It was just 11 blocks north of Wrigley Field.,[2] and held a capacity of approximately 5,000.[3]

After housing the Gunther Nine of the Chicago City League[4] and the Chicago Green Sox of the outlaw United States Baseball League, Gunther Park was replaced by Chase Park in 1913. It became a recreational park with tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, baseball fields, soccer fields, and pools.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/parks.detail/object_id/bbbc1dda-d725-4c13-a9a2-72a22a8e6c23.cfm
  2. ^ Wrigley Field: the unauthorized biography. By Stuart Shea, George Castle, p. 8-9
  3. ^ Black baseball and Chicago: essays on the players, teams, and games. By Leslie A. Heaphy, p. 175
  4. ^ Black baseball and Chicago: essays on the players, teams, and games. By Leslie A. Heaphy, p. 175