Bruce Grounds

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Bruce Grounds or Bruce Park is a former baseball ground located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The ground was home to the Indianapolis Hoosiers of the American Association in 1884. It was also used for Sunday games by the Indianapolis Hoosiers of the National League in 1887.

The ballfield was located at Bruce (now 23rd) Street; and College Avenue. The National League club's primary home was Tinker Park. They staged Sunday games at the old AA park, outside the city limits, due to blue laws. The club did not draw well at the site, as it was too far from the city center. Sunday games during 1888-1889 were held at Indianapolis Park.

The ballpark site is now occupied by residential and commercial buildings.

References[edit]

  • Peter Filichia, Professional Baseball Franchises, Facts on File, 1993.
  • Benson, Michael (1989). Ballparks of North America: A Comprehensive Historical Reference to Baseball Grounds, Yards, and Stadiums, 1845 to Present. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. ISBN 0-89950-367-5. 
  • Lowry, Philip J. (1992). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All 271 Major League and Negro League Ballparks Past and Present. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-56777-6. 

Coordinates: 39°47′51″N 86°08′36″W / 39.797512°N 86.143381°W / 39.797512; -86.143381