Montpelier in Washington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Montpelier Recreation Field
Built in 1940 by the Federal Works Projects Administration and home to the Northern League for the Montpelier Senators and the Twin City Trojans from 1941–1952. Many future Major League baseball players played on this historic field. The biggest star, pitcher Robin Roberts, called this his home field for two seasons. In 1946 he threw a no-hitter and in 1947 the Trojans won the pennant as he compiled and 18–3 record. Robin went on to win 286 Major League games playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, and the Chicago Cubs. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.
Erected 2003 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
Location. 44° 16.792′ N, 72° 34.388′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Vermont, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street (Vermont Route 12) and Ballfield Road, on the right when traveling north on Elm StreetTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montpelier VT 05602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Senator William Upham (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ammi B. Young (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ethan Allen (approx. 1.3 miles away); Vermont Equality For Same-Sex Couples (approx. 1.3 miles away); State House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clarence W. Fitch (approx. 4.9 miles away); North Montpelier Historic District (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Boy Scout Troop in America (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Robin Roberts. (Submitted on September 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Additional keywords. Major League Baseball
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2017, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California.