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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bowman Field

 
 
Bowman Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
1. Bowman Field Marker
Inscription. Built 1926. Long noted as Pennsylvania's oldest operating minor league baseball park and the nation's second oldest. The first professional game here was played April 27, 1926, between the Williamsport Grays and the Negro league Harrisburg Giants. Over the years this park became home to successive Williamsport teams and hosted many major league teams for exhibition games. Originally Memorial Field; renamed 1929 for J. Walton Bowman.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 14.502′ N, 77° 2.826′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker can be reached from West Fourth Street (State Road 2014) 0.2 miles west of Beeber Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker stands next to Bowman Field. It is accessible via the roads of Max Brown Memorial Park from West Fourth Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 West Fourth Street, Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carl E. Stotz (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.D. Crooks & Sons Door Plant (approx. 1.3 miles away); Peter Herdic (approx. 2 miles
Bowman Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Bowman Field Marker
away); Julia C. Collins (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dietrick Lamade (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lycoming County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Freedom Road Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Williamson Road (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues - Bowman Field - Williamsport Crosscutters. (Submitted on June 19, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Williamsport Crosscutters: History of Bowman Field. (Submitted on June 19, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Bowman Field - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
Bowman Field (1926) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
3. Bowman Field (1926)
Renovated and upgraded many times over the years, it is home to the NY-P League Williamsport Crosscutters today.
Bowman Field (1926) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 24, 2011
4. Bowman Field (1926)
Bowman Field (1926) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 11, 2002
5. Bowman Field (1926)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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