Frank Chance Field 1935-1941

Frank Chance Field 1935-1941 (HMVV3)

Location: Fresno, CA 93702 Fresno County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 44.142', W 119° 45.331'

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Located at this corner was a 20-acre baseball field named for the legendary Frank Chance. Constructed in 1935, the park served as the spring training grounds for the San Francisco Seals as well as for games played by Fresno's Twilight League. Frank Chance was born in Salida, California in 1876 and was raised in Fresno here he played for the Fresno Tigers. In 1898 he joined the Chicago Cubs. In 1905 he became the Cubs Manager and also continued to play first base. Chance led the Cubs to two World Series Championships in 1907 and 1908 and four league pennants. His name was memorialized in the poem "Baseball's Sad Lexicon" which quoted the double play made famous by the Cubs. "Tinker to Evers to Chance." Frank Chance died in 1924 from injuries sustained from baseball and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.
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HM NumberHMVV3
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByRedevelopement Agency, City of Fresno
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 253951 N 4069093
Decimal Degrees36.73570000, -119.75551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.142', W 119° 45.331'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 8.52" N, 119° 45' 19.86" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4100-4146 Ventura Ave, Fresno CA 93702, US
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