Red Stocking Baseball Park

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Red Stocking Base-Ball Park was a baseball grounds in St. Louis, Missouri. It was home to the St. Louis Red Stockings of the National Association during the 1875 season, so it is considered a major league ballpark by those who count the NA as a major league.

It was also known as Compton Avenue Baseball Park or just Compton Park, as it was bounded by Compton Avenue, Gratiot Street, railroad tracks, Theresa Avenue and Scott Street. It was used as a baseball venue off-and-on until the late 1890s when it was finally razed.

Historical marker on Compton[edit]

On September 13, 2008 a historical marker recognizing and commemorating the site location was unveiled at 3750 South Compton Avenue and presented by the Bob Broeg Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research, with permission of the Bi-State Development Agency. The marker was financed with funds by the SABR Chapter Ballpark Marker Committee.


Coordinates: 38°37′39″N 90°13′45″W / 38.6274°N 90.2292°W / 38.6274; -90.2292