League Park (Houston)
|Full name||League Park|
|Former names||Houston Base Ball Park|
2600 Travis Street|
|Closed||July 2, 1904|
|Owner||Houston Electric Company|
|Operator||Houston Baseball Association|
|Houston Buffaloes (STL, TL) (1888–1904)|
The ballpark is notable for being the place of the first Texas League game between Houston and Galveston on April 1, 1888. A large portion of the crowd came over from Galveston, expecting their team to humiliate the Houston team. However, Houston won the game 4-1. The ball park existed about two miles from the original Texas State Fairgrounds, at the intersection of Travis Street and McGowen Street on the eastern edge of Fourth Ward.
Redevelopment and closure
Although owned by the Houston Electric Company throughout the majority of its existence, the ball park was sold to a real estate development company before the beginning of the 1904 season. The Houston Buffaloes (known as the "Lambs" for 1904) continued to play at League Park despite the development company's sale of portions of the land. Game rules became inventive to accommodate the small size of the field.
Houston's professional baseball team played its last game at the park against the Beaumont Millionaires on July 1, 1904.
- List of baseball parks in Houston, Texas
- West End Park (Houston)
- Buffalo Stadium
- Colt Stadium
- Reliant Astrodome
- Minute Maid Park
- "Baseball in the Lone Star State: Texas League's Greatest Hits," Tom Kayser and David King, Trinity University Press 2005
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