Clearwater Athletic Field Historical

Clearwater Athletic Field Historical (HM1XTU)

Location: Clearwater, FL 33755 Pinellas County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 58.471', W 82° 47.515'

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In 1922, the Brooklyn Dodgers agreed to hold their spring training in Clearwater with the provision that the city would create an appropriate venue. The city broke ground on the Clearwater Athletic Field in December 1922 following the City Council's decision to issue $25,000 in bonds to construct the field and a 2,000-seat wooden grandstand. Home plate was located at what is now the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and Seminole St., left field ran parallel to Palmetto St., and right field ran parallel to N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Players dressed in a wooden clubhouse off the third-base line, stayed downtown at the New Fort Harrison Hotel, and walked to and from practice. Professional and minor league teams that made the field their training home included the Brooklyn Dodgers (1923-32; 1936-41), Clearwater Pelicans (1924), Newark Bears (1933-35), Cleveland Indians (1942 and 1946), Clearwater Bombers professional softball (1945-54), Philadelphia Phillies (1947-54) and the Negro League Clearwater Black Sox (1952). The athletic field grandstand was destroyed by fire in 1956, but this remaining field was sometimes used for team practice and as a parking lot for games at nearby Jack Russell Stadium.
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HM NumberHM1XTU
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByCity of Clearwater, The Philadelphia Phillies, and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 323756 N 3095672
Decimal Degrees27.97451667, -82.79191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 58.471', W 82° 47.515'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 58' 28.26" N, 82° 47' 30.9" W
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Area Code(s)727
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-998 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Clearwater FL 33755, US
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