Jefferson Street Ballparks

Jefferson Street Ballparks (HM2B2S)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19121 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.704', W 75° 10.723'

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The Jefferson Street Grounds and later Athletic Park hosted several monumental games here. Early civil rights activist Octavius Catto captained the Pythians against the white Olympic ball club in 1869 - the first interracial baseball game. The first National League game was also played here in 1876. In operation between 1864 and 1891, the venues saw baseball evolve from an amateur pastime into a competitive professional sport.
HM NumberHM2B2S
Year Placed2017
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical And Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 484739 N 4425375
Decimal Degrees39.97840000, -75.17871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.704', W 75° 10.723'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 42.24" N, 75° 10' 43.38" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2621 W Jefferson St, Philadelphia PA 19121, US
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