Sportsman's Park

Location
St. Louis, MO
First Game
1902
Last Game
1966
Demolished
1966

Today
The site is mostly empty field surrounded by a chain link fence. Inside the fence is a low-rise building that houses boys club activities and a baseball diamond laid out exactly where it had been in the days of its glory.


Classic Moments from the Past

info The American League St. Louis Browns and the National League St. Louis Cardinals shared the park from 1920 to 1953.
1902 April 23: The park's first game was played before a crowd of 8,000. The St. Louis Browns beat Cleveland 5-2.
1940 May 24: The first night game here sees the Indians beat the Browns 3-2.
1951 August 19: Bill Veeck pulls off another stunt. Wearing the number 1/8, 3' 7" Eddie Gaedell pinch hits for the first batter of the game and walks on 4 straight pitches from Bob Cain.
1952 April 23: Browns pitcher Bob Cain beats Bob Feller 1-0 as both pitchers toss complete game 1 hitters. The Browns' Bobby Young hits a triple in the 1st inning and scores the only run.
1953 May 6: Browns pitcher Bobo Holloman hurls a no hitter in first big league start against the A's.
1954 August 2: Stan "The Man" Musial hits 5 home runs in a doubleheader.
1963 September 29: Stan Musial ends his career here with 2 singles, taking himself out for a pinch runner after the 2nd hit.
1966 May 8: The last game at the park witnessed the Cardinals hosting the San Francisco Giants. The Giants won the game 10-5 and at game's end, a helicopter carried home plate to the new downtown, 50,000 seat Busch Memorial Stadium.
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