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  • Russwood Park - Memphis, TN

    Here is a photo I took some time ago. This is the site of where old Russwood Park, home of the Memphis Chicks of the old Southern Association used to play.
    Would anyone wish to share photos of the park for all to see?
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    Here's some pics. Pretty unique place. It's too bad that fire claimed this one. I wonder what the hell the dimensions were? They look pretty crazy.
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    Last edited by Pelt; 09-08-2009, 08:00 PM.

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    • #3
      Another one (Upper right-hand corner):
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      • #4
        Russwood Park

        Pelt: Love those shot of Russwood, especially the last shot. Where can I get a copy or two of those? Keep them coming!

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        • #5
          check this link out

          This thread also covers Russwood and the Memphis Chicks and the horrible replacement stadium.

          http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=86515

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          • #6
            Dimensions of Russwood Park, Memphis, TN

            Dimensions of Russwood Park, Memphis
            I had read books and articles about old Russwood Park in Memphis, which was destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday 1960 after the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox played an exhibition game there.

            Does anybody know what the dimensions were? If I recall correctly, I think the left field line was between 400-430 feet, Center field was 366 feet, Right Center field was 425 feet before a 1956 thunderstorm destroyed the fence and a chain link fence was put up in front of the damaged fence making it 400 feet in that area, and 301 feet down the Right Field line.

            If anyone knows the correct dimensions or any history of the park, let me know.

            However, according to J. J. Guinozzo, who is the official scorer for the Memphis Redbirds, he said it was 335 in left field, 380 to center, 425 to right center and 301 in right field.
            Last edited by DeltaBoy; 06-24-2012, 09:41 AM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by DeltaBoy View Post
              Dimensions of Russwood Park, Memphis
              I had read books and articles about old Russwood Park in Memphis, which was destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday 1960 after the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox played an exhibition game there.

              Does anybody know what the dimensions were? If I recall correctly, I think the left field line was between 400-430 feet, Center field was 366 feet, Right Center field was 425 feet before a 1956 thunderstorm destroyed the fence and a chain link fence was put up in front of the damaged fence making it 400 feet in that area, and 301 feet down the Right Field line.

              If anyone knows the correct dimensions or any history of the park, let me know.

              However, according to J. J. Guinozzo, who is the official scorer for the Memphis Redbirds, he said it was 335 in left field, 380 to center, 425 to right center and 301 in right field.
              Russwood Park Minor League History

              Russwood Park History & Details

              Dimensions (LF-CF-RF): 424-366-301
              Home Plate Orientation: N
              Built: 1896
              Demolished: 1960 (Fire)
              Capacity: 3000 (1896) 6500 (1915) 11500 (1921)
              Location: Jefferson and Madison Avenues, at Edgeway and Dunlap
              Notes: Now a medical center site

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              • #8
                Some other pics of Russwood Park copied from that minor league thread -

                First two 1957-8, second photo is of the fire










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                  Last edited by alpineinc; 09-22-2015, 10:00 PM.

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                  • #10
                    The stadium site after the debris has been cleared and a parking lot put in it's place.
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                    • #11
                      Wonder who had more first base foul in play territory this or BC place?
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