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Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baseball Field

North Washington and Hungerford Drive

 

—SITE #17 —

 
Baseball Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 19, 2017
1. Baseball Field Marker
Inscription. The practice field for Rockville's African American baseball team was located between North Washington Street and present-day Hungerford Drive.

The team played around the county and in Washington, D.C. from the early 1900s through the 1950s, later moving to Lincoln Park.

One of Rockville's most famous players was Clarence "Pint" Isreal (see photo). In 1923, his parents moved the family from Georgia to Lincoln Park, looking for a better life. In 1933, Clarence was signed by the semipro traveling team, the Washington Royals. He went on to play professionally in the Negro National League for the Homestead Grays and Newark Eagles, helping his teams win multiple Negro World Series championships.

The City of Rockville named a park with a ball field in Isreal's honor after his death in 1987.
 
Erected by Rockville African American Walking Tour. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 39° 5.169′ N, 77° 9.049′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. In an alley leading to the parking garages. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Maryland Avenue, Rockville MD 20850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockville Town Square
Baseball Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 19, 2017
2. Baseball Field Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Rockville Town Square (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Rockville Town Square (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Rockville Town Square (about 500 feet away); Father Divine Birthplace (about 600 feet away); Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church (about 600 feet away); Galilean Temple (about 700 feet away); Mr. T’s (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Also see . . .  Rockville's African American Walking Tour. (Submitted on March 22, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Baseball Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 19, 2017
3. Baseball Field Marker
Rockville Baseball Team image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 19, 2017
4. Rockville Baseball Team
Close-up of photo on marker
Rockville Baseball Team image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 19, 2017
5. Rockville Baseball Team
Close-up of photo on marker
Clarence "Pint" Isreal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 19, 2017
6. Clarence "Pint" Isreal
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 189 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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