Ponce de Leon Ball Park

Ponce de Leon Ball Park (HMW78)

Location: Atlanta, GA 30312 Fulton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 46.498', W 84° 21.917'

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1908 - 1966

Here on these grounds at Ponce de Leon Ball Park, The Atlanta Crackers and the Atlanta Black Crackers began a tradition of baseball championship and athletic excellence which set the high standard for the baseball we enjoy in Atlanta now.

The Atlanta Crackers, known as "The Yankees of the Minors," were led by Luke Appling, Eddie Mathews, Bob Montag, Ralph "Country" Brown, and many others. For many years, they were owned and operated by "Mr. Atlanta Baseball," Earl Mann, who rose from peanut vendor to owner. Mann led Atlanta in becoming a major league city, and was instrumental in bringing the Braves to Atlanta.

The Atlanta Black Crackers fielded many of black baseball's superstars, including Norman "Geromino" Lumpkin, James "Red" Moore, James "Gabby" Kemp, and Vinicus (Nish) Williams. The Rev. John and Billie Harden owned the Atlanta Black Crackers for many years, and the team played on these grounds when the white Crackers were away.
HM NumberHMW78
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Native Atlantans Club, Inc., with the cooperation of Whole Foods Market
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 5:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 743983 N 3740325
Decimal Degrees33.77496667, -84.36528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 46.498', W 84° 21.917'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 29.88" N, 84° 21' 55.02" W
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Area Code(s)770, 404, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 Eastside BeltLine Trail, Atlanta GA 30312, US
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