|Opening Day: 1893||Capacity: 3,000|
|Dimensions: LF 315 LCF 365 CF 395 RCF 315 RF 285|
Located in picturesque Newport, RI, Bernardo Cardines Field is arguably the oldest baseball park in existence. The parcel of land this sits on was know as "The Basin", because it served as a source of water for steam locomotives. This practice was stopped because locals were complaining about stagnant water. In 1908 a group of New York, New Haven, and Hartford railroad employees cleared some of the land and started a baseball league, which was disbanded later due to broken windows. In 1919 the railroad granted permission to the George S. Donnelly Sunset League, which is still going strong today, to use the field. In 1936, the City of Newport purchased the land outright and made many improvements to it. In 2001 the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Newport Gulls started to play here. Over time, many baseball legends, such as Jimmy Foxx, Larry Doby, and Satchel Paige all played here.
© 2007-17 Paul Healey.