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Russwood Park

914 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 25.745532", -90° 1' 50.618604"
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Originally Red Elm Park,
Russwood Park was home to Memphis professional baseball from 1899 to 1960.
Primarily home to the Memphis Chicks, a charter member of the Southern
Association, Russwood hosted Nearly 70% of all players and managers enshrined
in the Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth. For years local
entrepreneurs De Berry, James T “Doc” Prothro, and Frank Longinotti owned,
operated and/or managed the Chicks. In addition to baseball, Russwood hosted
other events, including one of Elvis Presley' concerts. Fire destroyed the
park on April 17, 1960.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
Russwood Park Historical Marker Location Map, Memphis, Tennessee Map