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Whittington Park - Hot Springs, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 34° 30.952 W 093° 04.458
15S E 493181 N 3819358
Quick Description: Marker #8 on the Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail, this marker notes this site, behind the Weyerhaeuser Company, as the location of Whittington Park, the epicenter for baseball in Hot Springs back in the day.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2015 6:46:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ67H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Long Description:
The marker text is identical on both sides, and says:

More baseball was played in the ballpark on this corner than anywhere else in Hot Springs. Built in 1894 and used until 1942, Whittington Park, which was later named Ban Johnson Field, was the epicenter of baseball in Hot Springs. A partial list of those who played classic games here includes: Cy Young, Honus Wagner, Buck Freeman, Sam Crawford, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, and Babe Ruth.

Erected 2012
Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
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