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Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fogel Field

 
 
Fogel Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 8, 2017
1. Fogel Field Marker
Inscription. This field, also known as Fordyce Field, was constructed in 1912 by the Hot Springs Park Company to meet the demand of over 250 major leaguers training in Hot Springs. The Philadelphia Phillies’ owner Horace Fogel, leased the field for his team. The Phillies’ roster included pitching legend Grover Cleveland Alexander and slugging outfielders Gavvy Cravath and Sherwood Magee. The training ground was also later used by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
Erected 2012 by Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission.
 
Location. 34° 30.908′ N, 93° 4.393′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is on Whittington Road just west of Woodfin St., on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hot Springs: The Birthplace of Spring Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker); Smoky Joe Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); Babe Ruth (within shouting distance of this marker); Babe Ruth Changed Baseball Forever (within shouting distance of this marker); Whittington Park
Fogel Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 8, 2017
2. Fogel Field Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mel Ott (about 400 feet away); Lefty Grove (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bill Dickey (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Fogel Field. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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