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

Majestic Field

— Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —

 
 
Majestic Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2022
1. Majestic Field Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1909 as the Boston Red Sox training center, this field was also used by the Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn Dodgers. In March 1918, during batting practice, Babe Ruth hit many home runs over the distant center field fence, predicting his change from pitcher to slugging outfielder. Cy Young, Tris Speaker, Smoky Joe Wood and many others also trained here.
 
Erected 2012 by Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Baseball Hall of Famers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1918.
 
Location. 34° 29.715′ N, 93° 3.082′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is at the intersection of Carson Street and West Belding Street, on the right when traveling north on Carson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackie Robinson (here, next to this marker); Hank Aaron (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rogers Hornsby
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(about 600 feet away); Hollywood Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Honus Wagner (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hot Springs Intracity Transit National Historic Register (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oaklawn Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kenji Miyazawa (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
More about this marker. This marker, in 2019, was located on West Belding Street in front of the Champion Christian College Sports Complex. It was moved to the newly built parking lot that was built to the west side of the Sport Complex.
 
Majestic Field Marker (on right) looking towards Jaycee Park ballfields. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2022
2. Majestic Field Marker (on right) looking towards Jaycee Park ballfields.
Majestic Field Marker (on left) looking West. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2022
3. Majestic Field Marker (on left) looking West.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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