T. R. Hughes Ballpark

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T.R. Hughes Ballpark
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Location 900 T.R. Hughes Blvd
O'Fallon, Missouri 63366
Owner City of O'Fallon
Capacity 5, 150 (2011)
Field size Left Field - 320 ft
Center Field - 382 ft
Right Center Field - 325 ft
Right Field - 299 ft
Surface Natural Grass
Construction
Opened June, 1999
Architect HOK Sport
Tenants
River City Rascals (1999-present)

T.R. Hughes Ballpark is a stadium in O'Fallon, Missouri. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the River City Rascals Frontier League baseball team. It also plays home to the local high school baseball team, The Christian- O'Fallon Eagles. It opened in 1999 with seating for 3,500 people, plus areas for 1,650 additional fans on lawn and outfield bleacher areas.[1]

The ballpark hosted a number of special events in addition to Rascals home games. On October 13–14, 2007 the ballpark was the site of the longest baseball game in recorded history. A group of forty players from the Men's Senior Baseball League of St. Louis played for 39 hours 29 minutes and 25 seconds. They played 92 innings and the score was 119-81 as the team representing the St. Louis Browns beat the team representing the St. Louis Stars.[2] The record was reset in October 9–11, 2009 when the two teams played a 48 hour game,[3] with the Browns defeating the Cardinals 180-140. [2] Again, a new record was set when two teams played over 48 1/2 hours, headed towards 60 hours from July 3–5, 2012.[4][5] On August 13, 2009, the stadium was the site of a home run derby between first baseman Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals and basketball star Shaquille O'Neal for Shaq's reality television series, "Shaq Vs." in front of a capacity crowd.[6] T.R. Hughes Ballpark was announced as the location for the Missouri State High School Activities Association baseball championships for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Missouri state baseball championship on the move". Prep Baseball Report. April 4, 2011. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Take Me Out To The Ball Game". Guinness World Records. October 16, 2007. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Longest marathon playing baseball". Guinness World Records. October 11, 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Longest baseball game ever played record broken". KSDK. July 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rosters". worldrecordcharityevents.com. July 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Shaq vs. Pujols: Fans Show Up To Watch Shaq and Albert Battle". Fox 2. August 13, 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 38°49′14″N 90°40′49″W / 38.820518°N 90.680337°W / 38.820518; -90.680337

Events and tenants
Preceded by

League Stadium
GMC Stadium
Host of the FL All-Star Game
T.R. Hughes Ballpark

2000
2004
Succeeded by

Hawkinson Ford Field
Falconi Field