McKinney Street grounds

From Protoball
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pre-pro Baseball

Add a Ballgame
Add a Predecessor Game
Add a Field
Add a Club
Add a Player
Add a Game Official

Base Ball Firsts
Add a Base Ball First

About Pre-pro
Waff's Game Tabulation
Bob Tholkes RIM Tabulation

Awaiting Review
Location Houston, TX, United States
Modern Address 3000 McKinney St

In 1868 both the Stonewall and Bayou City clubs played here.

Described as "McKinney St." or "McKinney St. Rail Road." McKinney is south of Buffalo Bayou.

According the the book Houston Baseball by Mike Vance:
On Saturday, April 18, 1868, two different Houston teams played intra-squad games on their respective grounds. The Stonewalls, who like their island namesakes honored a Civil War hero, were in the rear of the rail depot that served the Galveston line and the Bayou City Club "at the terminus of the McKinney Street Railroad."  p23-24
The approximate location of the rail depot might be where the GH&H tracks join those of the GH&J Railroad. The terminus of the McKinney St Railroad may also be in that location. Neither place is actually shown on the Houston map of 1869.
Houston historian Louis Aulbach researched this and says the location is around the modern corner of McKinney and Ennis Streets, probably the northeast corner.

Later (1874-5) games were played at State Fair Park. Now disappeared, located in the Midtown District, at the corner of Main and Webster (2201 Main St.).


Flake's, May 30, 1868; Galveston Daily News, May 6, 1868

Comment Edit with form to add a comment
Query Edit with form to add a query
Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice


Club Years Edit Association with Field
Bayou City Club of Houston 1868
Stonewall Base Ball Club of Houston 1868

 Add a Club


No games have been posted yet  Add a Ballgame


<comments voting="Plus" />