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Henninger Field

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Operator  Chambersburg Maroons
Opened  1895
Surface  Natural Grass
Henninger Field
Former names  Wolf Park or Wolf Field (1895-1920)
Location  Corner of Vine Street and Riddle Alley, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Owner  Borough of Chambersburg
Field size  Left Field - 305 Center Field - 455 Right Field - 375
Address  241-271 W Vine St, Chambersburg, PA 17201, USA
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Henninger Field is a little-known, historic ballpark located in historic Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

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Erected in 1895, Henninger Field, (originally known as Wolf Park), is the home of the Chambersburg Maroons. Wolf Park was renamed in 1920 in honor of Clay Henninger, a very influential person in baseball in Chambersburg.

Major League Memorial

Major League Baseball third baseman Mike Mowrey was born in Chambersburg and managed and played baseball for the Chambersburg Maroons at Henninger Field for several seasons prior to his days in the Major Leagues. Mowrey had his memorial service held at Henninger Field. Two months after his death on March 20, 1947, Mowrey's memorial service was held following a game played by the sandlot Letterkenny team. More than 1,000 people attended the service, and according to the eulogy, "He was our Grand Old Man of Baseball, who started as a sandlotter and went to the top in baseball to become one of the greatest third basemen the game had known."

Other Users

Henninger Field has been a cornerstone of athletics in the Greater Chambersburg area since the nineteenth century. Aside from the Maroons, Henninger has hosted sporting events ranging from another Minor League Baseball team, the Chambersburg Young Yanks (1929–1930), to the Chambersburg Cardinals of the Mason Dixon Football League (1946–1955). Chambersburg Trojans athletics have also been present, with events ranging from baseball (1900–2006), football (1898–1956), and soccer (1968–2003, 2005) being played at the site as well.

Babe Ruth and Henninger Field

Babe Ruth and the 1929 New York Yankees played an exhibition game at Henninger Field against the Chambersburg Maroons in the summer of 1929. Ruth hit a home run to left-center field during the game.

Location

This historic ballpark is located at the corner of Vine Street and Riddle Alley in downtown Chambersburg.

Dimensions

  • Leftfield (305)
  • Centerfield (455)
  • Right field (375)
  • References

    Henninger Field Wikipedia


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