Blacksox Park

Blacksox Park (HM1HRC)

Location: Bowie, MD 20716 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 55.209', W 76° 43.836'

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The Washington Blacksox
In 1961, William "Doffey" Jones, owner and manager of the Washington Blacksox team built a sandlot baseball stadium on this site. They played on this field until ca. 1971. The Blacksox team was established in 1928 and played until 1992, winning numerous team championships. Baseball Hall of Famer Walter "Buck" Leonard, of the Homestead Grays, visited this field and gave encouragement to the team.
The Mitchellville Tigers:
On this site in 1946, John Abraham Henry's cornfield became the community sandlot baseball field for the Wee Wee Tigers. By 1948, coached by Frederick Powell, the team changed its name to the Mitchellville Tigers and played on this field until ca. 1961.
Dedicated September 21, 1996
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I Saw The Marker

It was beautiful to see my grandfathers name on the marker.

May 15, 2016 at 6:32pm PDT by angelanorman89

Year Placed1996
Marker Condition
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Date Added Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 349971 N 4309339
Decimal Degrees38.92015000, -76.73060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.209', W 76° 43.836'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 12.54" N, 76° 43' 50.16" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2037-2063 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie MD 20716, US
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