Sportsman Park

Status: Demolished 1965

Address: Sullivan Ave. 3623 Dodier St. (Cardinals) & 2911 N Grand Blvd (Browns).

St Louis, Missouri

Capacity:  30,500  Cost:  unknown

Surface:  Natural Grass  Renovations Cost:  $500,000


Leftfield        351

Left Center    379

Center Field   422

Right Center  354

Right Field     309 


Owner:  St Louis Browns and St. Louis Cardinals


Opening Day and Firsts:

Sportsman's Park III American League Firsts
aka Busch Stadium (1953-66)
This park was the home of the AL Browns from 1909 through 1954 and the home of the NL Cardinals from 1920 through 05/08/1966.

Game     04/14/1909     Naps (Indians) 4, Browns 2
      Umpires                  Bull Perrine, Jack Sheridan
      Managers                Jimmy McAleer, Browns; Nap Lajoie, Naps
      Starting Pitchers     Jack Powell, Browns; Addie Joss, Naps
      Ceremonial Pitch     St. Louis Mayor Fredrick H. Kreismann
      Attendance             21,357
      Batter                    Josh Clarke (pop out)
      Hit                         Tom Jones (double)
      Run                       Bill Bradley
      RBI                        Bill Hinchman
      Single                    George Stone
      Double                   Tom Jones
      Triple                    Bill Bradley (04/16/1909)
      Home Run              Danny Hoffman (04/15/1909)
      Grand Slam            Joe Jackson (05/07/1911)
      IPHR                     Danny Hoffman (04/15/1909)
      Stolen Base           Freddy Parent (04/17/1909)
      Sacrifice Hit         Terry Turner
      Sacrifice Fly          Hobe Ferris (05/16/1909)
      Cycle                    Tris Speaker (06/09/1912)
      Win     Addie Joss
      Loss     Jack Powell
      Shutout     Addie Joss (05/02/1909)
      Save     N/A
      Hit by Pitch     Heinie Berger hit Jim Stephens (04/16/1909)
      Wild Pitch     Jack Powell (04/18/1909)
      Balk     Jimmy Dygert (07/17/1909)
      No-Hitter     Eddie Cicotte (04/14/1917)


Hosted Events:

World Series: 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1964

All Star Game: 1940, 1948, 1957

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