For over one hundred years, baseball has been played on the Parkhurst Field grounds.
This ad from 10/13/1913 promotes an upcoming game featuring future Hall of Famer Chief Bender and battery mate Wally Schang against the Danforths on A. J. & G. Park. Most baseball historians agree that Wally Schang was the greatest offensive catcher of the dead ball (pre-1920) era. When Schang wasn't catching, his managers usually played him in center field, right, or at third base, in order to keep his bat in the lineup. His defensive work was also regarded as outstanding, although he holds the American League career record for most errors by a catcher, with 218
Playing to their best form the Dansforths administered an awful walloping to the Philadelphia colored Giants at J. & G. park yesterday afternoon.
Six Hundred enthusiastic fans saw the Dansforths win a ten inning battle from the fast Brooklyn Royal Giants at J. & G. park yesterday afternoon.
This letter, dated 2-11-1910, is from Manager Eggens to Robert M. Colt of F.J &G Railroad and future member of the board of the Industrial League, thanking him for securing the use of J&G Park for the upcoming season.