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Fogel Field - Hot Springs, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 34° 30.905 W 093° 04.393
15S E 493280 N 3819271
Quick Description: Marker #10 on the Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail, this marker notes this site, at the Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, as the location of Fogel Field, former spring training grounds for the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/29/2015 7:04:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ6JW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Long Description:
The marker text is identical on both sides, and says:

This field, also known as Fordyce Field, was constructed in 1912 by the Hot Springs Park Company to meet the demand of over 250 major leaguers training in Hot Springs. The Philadelphia Phillies’ owner Horace Fogel, leased the field for his team. The Phillies’ roster included pitching legend Grover Cleveland Alexander and slugging outfielders Gavvy Cravath and Sherwood Magee. The training ground was also later used by the Pittsburg[h] Pirates.

Erected 2012
Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
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