Lincoln Park (Marion, Ohio)

Lincoln Park is located in Marion, Ohio. It served as the home of the Marion Red Sox, a Boston Red Sox minor league affiliate, from 1949 to 1951.[1] It is still is use today by amateur baseball teams.

The ballpark previously served as home to Marion minor league teams beginning in 1915. The 1915 Marion Senators of the Class D level Buckeye League, 1937 Marion Presidents, 1944 Marion Diggers and 1944 to 1947 Marion Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals affiliate), all members of the Class D level Ohio State League played at the ballpark. The Marion Cubs (Chicago Cubs affiliate) in 1948 preceded the Marion Red Sox as members of the Class D level Ohio-Indiana League and hosted games at Lincoln Park.[2]

Lincoln Park was also the site of one NFL game in 1922. On October 8 of that year, the Oorang Indians coached by Jim Thorpe, played the only home game of their short two year existence defeated the Columbus Panhandles by the score of 20–6.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ Online, Marion (June 10, 2010). "Free Vintage Baseball Game at Marion's Lincoln Park". Marion Online.
  2. ^ "Lincoln Park in Marion, OH minor league baseball history and teams on".
  3. ^ The Marion Star, Monday, October 9 1922 Page 8" Mon, Oct 9, 1922 The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio)

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