Mann Field

Posted by KB | | Saturday 15 November 2008 8:11 pm

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1. The former site of the ballpark.

Mann Field

Built Unknown
Opened Unknown
Closed Unknown
Torn Down Unknown
Used by/for Newport Cardinals (MILB D) 1936-1938

Newport Tigers (MILB D) 1938

Newport Dodgers (MILB D) 1940-1941

Location 406 Wilkerson, Newport, AR
Capacity 1500 (1937); 2500 (1940); 1200 (1941)
AKA Memorial Field, Greyhound Field

History:

Mann Field, later known as Memorial Field and Greyhound Field, was home to the Newport Cardinals from 1936-1938 and the Newport Dodgers from 1940-1941.

The field was located on the campus of the Newport High School. The field was built sometime in the 1930’s and was named after Louis P. Mann, who was superintendent of the school from 1924-1946.

The Newport high school baseball and football teams, nicknamed the “Greyhounds”, both used the field for their home games for many years. Today, the field is still used by the Greyhound football team, but the ballpark no longer exists.

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