Fort Wayne, Indiana: First Professional Baseball Game

According to a black granite monument, the "1st major league baseball game" was played on this spot on May 4, 1871. Six months later, the baseball stadium burned down.

Camp Allen Park

Address:
200 Center St., Fort Wayne, IN
Directions:
Camp Allen Park. From downtown drive west on Main St., cross the river, then turn left at the blue sign (no stoplight) onto Center St. Drive two blocks. On the southeast corner of Huron and Center Sts.
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Historical monument.

First Professional Baseball Game

A monument marks the site of the first professional baseball game. It is located in a small city park.

[Steve Braun, 01/01/2022]

According to the monument, the game was played on May 4, 1871, at the brand-new Kekionga Ball Grounds. Six months later, "all structures were destroyed by fire and never rebuilt."


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