List of baseball parks in Milwaukee

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This is a list of venues used for professional baseball in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presented in chronological order.

(1) West End Grounds
Occupants: Milwaukee West Ends - independent (1876) - League Alliance (1877)
Location: Wells Avenue, near city limits
(2) Milwaukee Base-Ball Grounds
Occupants: Milwaukee Brewers or Grays - National League (1878)
Location: West Clybourn, North 10th, North 11th
Currently: Underneath the Marquette Interchange of the freeway system
(3) Wright Street Grounds
Occupants:
Milwaukee Brewers a.k.a. "Cream City" - Northwestern League (1884) - joined Union Association (1884 part) - Western League (1885) - Northwestern League (1886-1887)
Neutral site for Chicago White Stockings - NL - vs. Buffalo and vs. Providence, one game apiece in Sept 1885.
Location: West Clarke, North 11th, North 12th, West Wright streets
(4) Athletic Park
Occupants:
Milwaukee Creams or Brewers - Western League (1888-1894)
Milwaukee Brewers - American Association (1891 last half)
Location: same as Borchert Field (see below)
(5) Lloyd Street Grounds
Occupants:
Milwaukee Brewers - Western League (1895-1900) became American League (1901) (club moved to St. Louis 1902)
Milwaukee Creams - Western League (1902-1903)
Location: West Lloyd Street (south, home plate); houses and businesses, and West North Avenue (north, center field); North 16th Street (east, right field/first base); houses and North 18th Street (west, left field/third base)
(6) Borchert Field (previously Athletic Park and Brewer Field)
Occupants:
Milwaukee Brewers - American Association (1902-1952)
Milwaukee Bears - Negro National League (1923)
Milwaukee Chicks - All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (1944)
Location: North 7th Street (first base, east); North 8th Street (third base, west); Chambers Street (home plate, south); Burleigh Street (north, center field)
(7) Milwaukee County Stadium
Occupants:
Milwaukee Braves - National League (1953-1965)
Chicago White Sox - American League (some games during 1968-1969)
Milwaukee Brewers - American League (1970-1997); moved to National League (1998-2000)
Location: 201 S. 46th St - Southwest of the intersection of Interstate 94 (I-94), U.S. Highway 41 (US 41), and Wisconsin Highway 341 (WIS 341).
Currently: Structure razed in 2001, infield remains as Little League Baseball park Helfaer Field
(8) Miller Park
Occupant: Milwaukee Brewers - National League (2001-present)
Location: 1 Brewers Way - Next to County Stadium site - Southwest of the intersection of I-94, US 41, and Miller Park Way (WIS 341).

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Sources[edit]

  • Peter Filichia, Professional Baseball Franchises, Facts on File, 1993.
  • Phil Lowry, Green Cathedrals, several editions.
  • Michael Benson, Ballparks of North America, McFarland, 1989.
  • Brian A. Podoll, The Minor League Milwaukee Brewers, McFarland, 2003.
  • Baseball Memories, by Marc Okkonen, Sterling Publishing, 1992.