Baseball Field Historical

Baseball Field Historical (HM1XEO)

Location: Rockville, MD 20850 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.169', W 77° 9.049'

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North Washington and Hungerford Drive

—SITE #17 —

The practice field for Rockville's African American baseball team was located between North Washington Street and present-day Hungerford Drive.

The team played around the county and in Washington, D.C. from the early 1900s through the 1950s, later moving to Lincoln Park.

One of Rockville's most famous players was Clarence "Pint" Isreal (see photo). In 1923, his parents moved the family from Georgia to Lincoln Park, looking for a better life. In 1933, Clarence was signed by the semipro traveling team, the Washington Royals. He went on to play professionally in the Negro National League for the Homestead Grays and Newark Eagles, helping his teams win multiple Negro World Series championships.

The City of Rockville named a park with a ball field in Isreal's honor after his death in 1987.
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HM NumberHM1XEO
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Placed ByRockville African American Walking Tour
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313974 N 4328538
Decimal Degrees39.08615000, -77.15081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.169', W 77° 9.049'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 10.14" N, 77° 9' 2.94" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 410, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near N Washington St, Rockville MD 20850, US
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