List of baseball parks in Indianapolis

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

South Street Park
Occupants:
Indianapolis - International Association (1876-1877), National League (1878)
Chicago White Stockings - NL (1878 some games)
Location: Delaware Avenue (west); South Street (south); Alabama Street (east)
Currently: Later Big Four freight houses; now parking lot for Conseco Fieldhouse, which is across the street to the west
Bruce Park
Occupants:
Indianapolis - AA (1884)
Indianapolis Hoosiers - NL (1887) (Sundays only)
Location: Bruce (now 23rd) Street; College Avenue - in Broad Ripple
Currently: Residential and commercial
Tinker Park Athletic Park aka Seventh Street Park
Occupant: Indianapolis Hoosiers - NL (1887-1889) (weekdays)
Location: Tinker (later Seventh, now 16th) Street (south); Mississippi Street (now Senate Avenue) (west); Capitol Street (east)
Currently: Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Park
Occupant: Indianapolis Hoosiers - NL (1888-1889) (Sundays only)
Location: New York Street (north); Arsenal Avenue (east); East Ohio Street (south); Hanna Street (now Oriental Street) (west)
Currently: Residential
Market-Oriental Park
Occupants:
Indianapolis - Western Inter-State League (1890)
Indianapolis - Western League (1892, 1894-1899)
Location: Formerly Noble's Pasture - Market Street; Oriental Street
Currently: Residential, commercial, school, church
Washington Park I
Occupant: Indianapolis Indians - AL (1901), AA (1902-1904)
Location: 3001 East Washington Street (north); Gray Street (east); Christian Street (west) (approximates Parker Avenue); railroad tracks (south)
Currently: Later site of Wonderland Amusement Park; now commercial, residential
Washington Park II (a.k.a. Riverside Park)
Occupants:
Indianapolis Indians - AA (1905-1912), (1915 - mid-1931)
Indianapolis ABCs - Negro National League (1920-1926)[1]
Location: 1205 West Washington Street (north); at about where Harding Avenue T's into Washington; opposite "car barns" and site of Indy Transit System [city directories place it between Brush and Lansing, which were a few short blocks east of the current Harding Avenue]
Currently: Indianapolis Zoo.[1]
Federal League Park
Occupants:
Indianapolis Hoosiers - FL (1914)
Location: Kentucky Avenue and railroad tracks (southeast, center field); former Greenlawn Cemetery and line of South Street (north, third base); Oliver Street (south, right field) - a few blocks west of the site of Lucas Oil Stadium, and a few blocks south of Victory Field II
Currently: Commercial
Bush Stadium originally Perry Stadium, then Victory Field (I)
Occupants:
Indianapolis Indians - AA (mid-1931 - 1962), IL (1963), PCL (1964-1968), AA (1969 - mid-1996)
Indianapolis ABCs - Negro Leagues (1930s?)
Indianapolis Clowns - Negro Leagues (1946-1950)
Location: 1501 West 16th Street - 16th Street (north, left field); Harding Street (east, right field); parking, buildings and Riverside Drive (west, third base); Waterway Boulevard and White River (south, first base)
Currently: Being converted to housing.
Victory Field (II)
Occupant: Indianapolis Indians - AA (mid-1996 - 1997), IL (1998-present)
Location: 501 West Maryland Street - Maryland Street (north, left field); Maryland Street / Washington Street (west, third base); West Street (east, right field);

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lowry, Philip J. (2006). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of Major League and Negro League Ballparks. New York: Walker Publishing Company, Inc. pp. 105–106. ISBN 0-8027-1562-1. 
  • 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. 
  • The Federal League of 1914-1915, by Marc Okkonen, SABR, 1989.
  • Polk City Directories

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