Russwood Park

Russwood Park (HM26U2)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.424', W 90° 1.819'

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Originally Red Elm Park, Russwood Park was home to Memphis professional baseball from 1899 to 1960. Primarily home to the Memphis Chicks, a charter member of the Southern Association, Russwood hosted nearly 70% of all players and managers enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth. For years local entrepreneurs Ed Barry, James T "Doc" Prothro, and Frank Longinotti owned, operated and/or managed the Memphis Chicks. In addition to baseball, Russwood hosted other events, including one of Elvis Presley's concerts. Fire destroyed the park on April 17, 1960.
HM NumberHM26U2
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 770566 N 3892651
Decimal Degrees35.14040000, -90.03031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.424', W 90° 1.819'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 25.44" N, 90° 1' 49.14" W
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Area Code(s)901
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 910 Madison Ave, Memphis TN 38103, US
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