Indianapolis Park

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Indianapolis Park or Athletic Park (II) was a baseball ground in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the Sunday home field of the Indianapolis Hoosiers baseball club of the National League from 1888 to 1889.[1]

It was located on a block bounded by New York Street (north); Arsenal Avenue (east); Ohio Street (south); and Hanna Street (now Oriental Street) (west).

The venue was used for Sunday games due to blue laws that prevented play at their primary home, Tinker Park. During 1887, the club had used the Bruce Grounds for Sunday games, but it was thought to be too far away from the city center to draw well.

The ballpark site is now occupied by a residential neighborhood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indianapolis Hoosiers Attendance, Stadiums, and Park Factors at baseball-reference.com, URL accessed December 7, 2009. Archived 2009-12-08 at WebCite 12/7/09

Sources[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 Ballparks of North America: A Comprehensive Historical Reference to Baseball Grounds, Yards, and Stadiums, 1845 to Present.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°46′15″N 86°08′04″W / 39.770803°N 86.134445°W / 39.770803; -86.134445