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

Whittington Park

 
 
Whittington Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 8, 2017
1. Whittington Park Marker
Inscription. More baseball was played in the ballpark on this corner than anywhere else in Hot Springs. Built in 1894 and used until 1942. Whittington Park, later named Ben Johnson Field, was the epicenter of baseball in Hot Springs. A partial list of those who played classic games here includes: Cy Young, Honus Wagner, Buck Freeman, Sam Crawford, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, and Babe Ruth.
 
Erected 2012 by Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission.
 
Location. 34° 30.953′ N, 93° 4.451′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is on Whittington Avenue 0.4 miles west of Woodfin St., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located on the far north side of a parking lot across the street from The Arkansas Alligator Farm. Marker is at or near this postal address: 890 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mel Ott (a few steps from this marker); Smoky Joe Wood (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fogel Field (about 400 feet away); Hot Springs: The Birthplace of Spring Baseball
Whittington Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 8, 2017
2. Whittington Park Marker
(about 500 feet away); Babe Ruth (about 500 feet away); 122 (approx. 1.1 miles away); 126 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of the Founding Convention Assemblies of God April 2-12, 1914 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Baseball Trail: Whittington Park. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. 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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