Dugdale Park 1907
July 23rd, 2008 @ 1:10 am by Cliffe | Sorted Photo Exposure |
It’s summer. Baseball is on the mind.
After a visit to Safeco Field for my birthday a few weeks ago, I thought I’d look up the older pro stadiums from years past. As it turns out, Seattle has gone through stadiums like it was a full time job. Madison Park, YMCA Park, Recreation Park, Yesler Way Park, Dugdale Park, Civic Field, Sick’s Stadium, Kingdome, and now Safeco Field.
Dugdale Park lasted from 1913 until July of 1932 when it was burned down by local arsonist Robert Driscoll. It was the first Seattle stadium to use lights at night and among the players who graced the field were Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb.
Sick’s Stadium was built on the same site in 1938 (there’s now a Lowes there
). Scope out this vintage photo of Dugdale, well before it met its fiery demise.
| Dugdale Athletic Park, circa 1907. Copyright deposit; Fremont C. Plummer; November 24, 1907; Image courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.