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The First Enclosed Ballpark

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Business of Baseball
Location Philadelphia
City/State/Country: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Modern Address 12th and Berks Street
Game Base Ball
Age of Players Adult
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In a review of candidates for the title of first enclosed ballpark, Jerrold Casway nominates St. George Cricket Grounds, Camac's Woods, Philadelphia. The site was first enclosed for cricket in 1859 and used for baseball on July 24, 1860.

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Jerrold Casway, "The First Enclosed Ballpark-- Olympics of Philadelphia vs. St. George", in Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century (SABR, 2013), pp. 32-33

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Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note 2/23/2014



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