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Including a corn field beside left-field, from which the players are introduced. The team unveiled a $347,000 HD video board shortly before the Bandits hosted the 2022 Midwest League All-Star Game. The renamed and remodeled Modern Woodmen Park was selected the Midwest League‘s best ballpark by Baseball America and earned a five-star rating from BallparkDigest.com. Sitting on the banks of the river, the stadium has survived many floods, including major Mississippi River floods of 1965, 1969, 1993 and 2001, all of which breached the facility.
- The Davenport teams of 1901–1916, ending with the Davenport Blue Sox, played at Davenport Base Ball Park.
- DAYTON, Ohio – The Quad Cities River Bandits clubbed a lucky 13 hits to win the opening game of Sunday’s Class A Midwest League doubleheader with Dayton, but had to settle for a split on the afternoon.
- Main Street Baseball has also been a trail-blazer, having hired the Midwest League‘s only female general manager then hiring the only African-American GM in minor league baseball.
- Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jim Bunning pitched for the 1951 Davenport Tigers.
Pictures of the flooded stadium are plentiful in the news media. The Great Flood of 1993 was especially damaging to the facility. The Davenport teams of 1901–1916, ending with the Davenport Blue Sox, played at Davenport Base Ball Park. The ballpark was located at Bowditch & Second Streets, or Third Street & Telegraph Road in Davenport, Iowa. Early Davenport teams played Sunday games on Sullivan Island outside of town, presumably to avoid Sunday activity laws.
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Municipal Stadium was fondly nicknamed “The Muny.” In 1971, Municipal Stadium was renamed John O’Donnell Stadium after the longtime sports editor of the Quad-City Times. Over time, the ballpark has shown its unique view, versatility and staying power, continuing to host baseball today as Modern Woodmen Park. Richard Holtzman, another Chicago businessman who owned as many as five minor league teams, purchased the franchise from Semrow and remained as owner from 1987 until 1998. In 1998, Holtzman sold the team to Seventh Inning Stretch, a company owned by Kevin Krause, a businessman out of Mason City, Iowa, and son of Kum & Go co-founder William Krause. Despite finishing third in the league in attendance , the DavSox moved to Lincoln, Nebraska after the 1958 season to become the Lincoln Chiefs (who drew 44,783 in the 1959 Three-I League) .
The ballpark was also known as “Blue Sox Ball Park.” The ballpark had a capacity of 5,500 . Located at West Locust & North Clark Street, with an address of 2815 West Locust Street Davenport, Iowa. The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds are still in use today. As the traditional TV season winds down, no series finale looms larger than that of “This Is Us” as the Pearsons look back and ahead while they honor their late mother. PRINCETON, Ill. — Just 10 days ago, Erie-Prophetstown baseball coach Brad Tichler would have called you a dreamer if you told him his team would be holding the Princeton Regional championship plaque. An SUV drove onto the I-74 bridge pedestrian/bike path around 2 a.m.