Washington Park (Indianapolis)

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Washington Park (formally Washington Baseball Park) was the name of two different minor league baseball parks in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the early 1900s. They were used primarily by the Indianapolis Indians before that club moved to Perry Stadium in 1931.

The first Washington Park was at 3001 East Washington Street. The second one was at 1235 West Washington Street, and was also known as Riverside Park. This was the home to the Indianapolis ABCs of the Negro National League from 1920 to 1926.[1] The land occupied by the second incarnation of the ballpark, as well as the lay of Washington Street itself, was substantially changed in the 1980s when the zoo was built.[1]

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  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. 

Sources[edit]

  • Ballparks of North America, Michael Benson, McFarland, 1989, p.209