Penmar Park

Philadelphia, PA

Team: Philadelphia Stars Dimensions: LF 330 CF 410 RF 310

Memorable Moments:

This park was originally built in the 1920s by the Pennsylvania Railroad for use by their YMCA team. Coal smoke from passing trains would often cause fielders to loose fly balls of for games to be delayed.

Miss Hattie Williams ran the hot dog stand behind home plate. Her dogs were boiled in a wash tub over a wood fire. Amazingly, the stands never fell down, as Williams would get her wood by chopping away at the grandstand supports with her hatchet.

Current day site.

2003-17 Paul Healey.