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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Red Birds

1931-1954

 
 
The Red Birds Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 14, 2010
1. The Red Birds Marker
Inscription.
After the 1930 season, the St. Louis Cardinals bought the Columbus Senators and changed the team's name to the Red Birds. In 1932, Red Bird Stadium was built on West Mound Street. It was one of the first stadiums in the country built with lights for night baseball. The first game was on June 3, 1932. The first night game on June 17th drew 21,000 fans.
 
Erected 1909.
 
Location. 39° 58.097′ N, 83° 0.596′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Neil Avenue and Nationwide Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Neil Avenue. Click for map. Marker is near the Huntington Park ticket office and Center Field Entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbus' First Professional Game (here, next to this marker); The Columbus Buckeyes (here, next to this marker); The Western League (here, next to this marker); The Negro Leagues in Columbus (here, next to this marker); The Columbus Senators (here, next to this marker); The Jets
Columbus' Baseball History Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Columbus' Baseball History Markers
Looking NW into Huntington Park.
(here, next to this marker); The Clippers (here, next to this marker); Harold M. Cooper (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Columbus Red Birds. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The 1933 Columbus Red Birds. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Red Bird (Cooper) Stadium Photos. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Columbus Clippers. (Submitted on April 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues - Cooper Stadium. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Huntington Park Center Field Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Huntington Park Center Field Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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