Haas Park

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Location Forest Park, IL, United States
Modern Address 863 S DesPlaines Avenue

The Chicago Tribune, July 25, 1863, reports that the Congregation and Sunday school of Chicago's "St. John's Church (Episcopal)" will picnic at Haas' Park just outside the city limits and while there will play "base ball." Same July 30, 1869 says that the old English game of "bat and ball" was played at the St. George's Society picnic. Similar item, Chicago Evening Post, Sept. 20, 1869.

The park (aka Haase Park) was a popular picnic grounds for Chicagoans. Cf the St. George's (English-American) Society picnic of 1866, where cricket was played. (Tribune, July 24, 1866). In 1867 the proprietor of the grounds offered them to the Excelsior Club of Chicago to play baseball there. The offer was not accepted. (Chicago Evening Post, May 15, 1867).

The park was where the modern Forest Home Cemetery is, 863 S. Des Plaines Ave., Forest Park (then, Harlem). Said to be next to the "Harlem Station, on the Galena Road" (Tribune, July 10, 1862)


The Chicago Tribune, July 25, 29, 1863, Aug. 21, 1866, Sept. 12, 1867, July 30, 1869

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice


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Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1863-07 Forest Park IL St. John's Church St. John's Church Forest Park, IL Bruce Allardice

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