Independence in Montgomery County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
First Night Game in Organized Baseball
April 28, 1930
Western Association League
Independence Producers vs
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1966.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 14.325′ N, 95° 42.209′ W. Marker was in Independence, Kansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is above the Emmot Field ticket office, in Riverfront Park, off Oak Street east of Pennsylvania Avenue (US Hwy 75). Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Independence KS 67301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Kayo's Boys (a few steps from this marker); United Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); F-100F Super Sabre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); A. C. Stich Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. George Tann (approx. 0.3 miles away); Replica of the Statue of LibertyStoddard - Thompson Memorial Bell (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Regarding First Night Game in Organized Baseball. The stadium grandstand was demolished beginning on July 28, 2015. The disposition of the marker is unknown.
Also see . . .
1. Shulthis Stadium. Digital Ballparks website entry (Submitted on July 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. In the Vanguard of Night Baseball. Welcome to Charlie’s World website entry (Submitted on July 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Historic Grandstand Torn Down In Independence, Kansas. Oklahoma 9 website entry (Submitted on January 24, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.