List of baseball parks in Houston

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This is a list of venues used for professional baseball in Houston, Texas. The information is a compilation of the information contained in the references listed.

Herald Park a.k.a. League Park, Fair Ground Park, and Houston Base Ball Park
Occupants:
Houston Nationals - Texas League (1884)
Houston Heralds - Independent (1887)
Houston Buffaloes (a.k.a Babies and Lambs) - Texas League (1888-1904)
Location: At the intersection of Travis Street and McGowen Street in modern-day Midtown
West End Park - opened 1905
Occupants:
Houston Buffaloes - South Texas League (1905-1906)
Houston Buffaloes - Texas League (1907-1927)
Location: at Bagby Street and Jefferson Avenue (south, outside right field); Howe Street (east, left field); Andrews Street (north, third base); Heiner Street (west, first base)
Currently: approach ramps for Gulf Freeway (Interstate 45) and electrical power substation
Buffalo Stadium a.k.a. Busch Stadium
Occupants:
Houston Buffaloes - Texas League (1928-1942,1946-1958)
Houston Buffaloes - American Association (1959-1961)
Houston Eagles - Negro American League (1949-1950)
Location: Leeland Street (north, left field); St. Bernard (now Cullen Boulevard) (east, right field); Coyle Street (south, first base); Milby Street (west, third base); in the East End
Currently: Fingers Furniture Center and Houston Sports Museum
Colt Stadium
Occupant: Houston Colt .45s (Astros) - National League (1962-1964)
Location: just north of Astrodome - on North Stadium Drive (east, right field);
Currently: Reliant Center and parking lot
Astrodome
Occupant: Houston Astros - National League (1965-1999)
Location: 8400 Kirby Drive (west); Fannin Street (east); Interstate 610 (south)
Minute Maid Park
Occupant: Houston Astros - National League (2000-2012), American League (2013-present)
Location: 501 Crawford Street (northwest); Congress Street (northeast); Hamilton Street (southeast); Texas Street (southwest)

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References[edit]

  • Peter Filichia, Professional Baseball Franchises, Facts on File, 1993.
  • Benson, Michael (1989). Ballparks of North America: A Comprehensive Historical Reference to Baseball Grounds, Yards, and Stadiums, 1845 to Present. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. ISBN 0-89950-367-5. 
  • Lowry, Philip J. (1992). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 271 Major League and Negro League Ballparks Past and Present. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-56777-6. 

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