St. Paul, MN
|Team: St. Paul Saints||League: Western League|
|AKA: Downtown Ballpark|
After a pervious incarnation of the Saints moved to Chicago to become the White Sox, clothing merchant George Lennon, started a new group of Saints in 1902, as part of the American Association. He felt their past digs, Lexington Park, was not central enough, so he moved them to the Pillbox, or Downtown Ballpark. It only held between two and three thousand, and was so small, that balls hit over the left and right field fence were singles. The team abandoned this park permanently in 1909 and went back to Lexington Park.
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