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Sunset Baseball

 
 
Sunset Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglas Finney, February 8, 2019
1. Sunset Baseball Marker
Inscription.
The Sunset League, the oldest after- supper amateur baseball league in the United States, was officially organized here at White Park in 1909. The original teams were the Haymakers, the Old Timers, the Sluggers and the White Parks. Rich in history and tradition, the league was the training ground for stars such as Red Rolfe of the New York Yankees. Games continue on the original site.
 
Erected 1984 by NH Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources - Div. of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 0148.)
 
Location. 43° 12.434′ N, 71° 32.865′ W. Marker is in Concord, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker can be reached from White Street. Touch for map. This marker is located within White Park near the east side of the park administration building and behind the backstop for the baseball diamond where the Sunset League games are played. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 White Street, Concord NH 03301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Baker Eddy House (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Gilbert Winant (1889-1947) (approx. half a mile away); Charles Augustus Doyen (approx. half a mile away); New Hampshire's Presidential Primary (approx. half a mile away); George Hamilton Perkins (approx. half a mile away); A Gift from Mary Baker G. Eddy (approx. half a mile away); New Hampshire State House Chambers (approx. half a mile away); Daniel Webster (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
 
Additional comments.
1.
The first game was played on June 22, 1909, when the White Parks trounced the Old Timers,
14-0.

So-called because games began at 6:15 p.m. and lasted until sunset, the Sunset League was a fertile training ground for players who went on to college and minor league careers, not to mention future Yankee and Penacook native Robert “Red” Rolfe.
Concord Monitor 9/22/2017
    — Submitted February 8, 2019, by Douglas Finney of Concord, New Hampshire, USA.

 
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