American League Park

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American League Park, known by historians as American League Park I, was a baseball park that formerly stood in Washington, D.C., at the corner of Florida Avenue and Trinidad Avenue, NE. It hosted the Washington Senators from the 1901 season through the 1903 season.

Boundary Field, in Northwest DC, had been the preferred site for the American League Senators, but its usage had been blocked by the National League, which still had rights to the site despite no longer having a franchise in Washington. Once peace was reached between the leagues, the Senators moved to that site for the 1904 season, which became known as American League Park II or National Park. The stands from American League Park I were transported to the new location along with the team.[1] By 1907, there was no longer a baseball field on the site.[2]

American League Park was also the formal name of the ballpark in New York City that was popularly known as Hilltop Park.

Preceded by
First park
Home of the
Washington Senators (I)

1901 – 1903
Succeeded by
National Park

Coordinates: 38°54′6″N 76°59′12″W / 38.90167°N 76.98667°W / 38.90167; -76.98667

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Griffith Stadium". Project Ballpark. Retrieved February 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Why Is It Named Trinidad?". Ghosts of DC. Retrieved February 23, 2016.