Panther Park

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Panther Park was a ballpark located in Fort Worth, TX and was the home of the Fort Worth Panthers from 1911 to 1925.[1] It was originally called Morris Park during its first four seasons. The facility replaced Hayne's Park which existed from 1901 to 1910; the 3rd base grandstand did not have a canopy to protect the fans from the relentless heat. The 1st base grandstand had a canopy, and the 3rd base side later had a canopy added to connect to the 3rd base side. Panther Park (1911-1925) was located on North Main between 6th and 7th Streets. The Panthers won six consecutive Texas League crowns from 1920 to 1925. In 1925, they swept the Dallas Steers in a best-of-five series to determine the second half champion, clinching the Texas League title in the process. In 1919, they were the runners-up to Shreveport as they lost 4 games to 2 in the championship series even though they finished the regular season at the top of the standings.[2] The field was replaced in 1926 by the original LaGrave Field.

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  • "Baseball in the Lone Star State: Texas League's Greatest Hits," Tom Kayser and David King, Trinity University Press 2005
  • "When Panthers Roared: The Fort Worth Cats and Minor League Baseball," Jeff Guinn with Bobby Bragan, c.1999
  • "Baseball in Fort Worth," Mark Presswood and Chris Holoday, c.2004

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