“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Jefferson Street Ballparks

Jefferson Street Ballparks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Russell Galen, September 1, 2018
1. Jefferson Street Ballparks Marker
Inscription. The Jefferson Street Grounds and later Athletic Park hosted several monumental games here. Early civil rights activist Octavius Catto captained the Pythians against the white Olympic ball club in 1869 – the first interracial baseball game. The first National League game was also played here in 1876. In operation between 1864 and 1891, the venues saw baseball evolve from an amateur pastime into a competitive professional sport.
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical And Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 58.704′ N, 75° 10.723′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Street and North Bailey Street, on the right when traveling east on Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19121, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John W. Coltrane (approx. half a mile away); Pearl Bailey (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry O. Tanner (approx. 0.7 miles away); Opportunities Industrialization Centers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett (approx. 0.7 miles away); Berean Institute (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fairmount Water Works (approx. 0.7 miles away); Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsParks & Recreational AreasSports
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2018, by Russell Galen of Lambertville, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 1, 2018, by Russell Galen of Lambertville, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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