Sanford Baseball Collection

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The San Francisco Giants' Camp for Boys, Sanford, Florida

The San Francisco Giants'
Camp for Boys
Sanford, Florida

The Florida State League All-Stars Ballot
This ballot is from the Florida State League with the purpose of selecting an all-start team to meet the Sanford team at the leagues's celebration of the 100th anniversary of baseballThe instructions are to vote for one man for each position, plus…

All-Star Baseball Game Ticket
Ticket to an all-star baseball game at Municipal Ball Park in Sanford, Florida on Friday, August 20, 1940 at 8 p.m. The cost of the ticket is 50 cents including tax, but excluding parking. 

Sanford entered the world of pro ball in 1919 with the…

Merchants Day Baseball Game Ticket
Ticket to the Merchants Day Baseball game at Memorial Stadium in Sanford, Florida on Friday, July 24, 1953 at 8 p.m. featuring the Lakeland team vs. the Sanford team.

The Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium, located at 1201 South Mellonville Avenue…

The Giants' Camp For Boys Application
Brochure for the San Francisco Giants Camp for Boys in Sanford, Florida. The Giants Spring Training Facility offered a summer athletic experience for boys in order to gain extra revenue. The first page contains information on membership, rates,…

Florida State League, Class D
Forty-six page record book for the Florida State League of professional baseball clubs, Class D, 1947. Information provided in the book includes a list of the league's presidents, the 1947 directors, official scorers, umpires, a photograph of the…

Florida State League All-Star Baseball Game Souvenir Score Card
Souvenir score card to the Florida State League all-star baseball game at Municipal Ball Park in Sanford, Florida on Friday, August 20, 1940 at 8 p.m. The cover page features a photograph of the Sanford Seminoles, who would be facing the all-star…

Official Schedule for the Sanford Lookouts, Florida State League
Official schedule of the Sanford Lookouts of the 1939 Florida State League. The cover page features a drawing of a batter and catcher. There are two advertisements and a list of games played by the Lookouts in the 1939 Season.

Sanford entered…

Sanford Memorial Stadium Blueprint
Blueprint of Sanford Memorial Stadium created by local Sanford architect Elton J. Moughton. The Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium is located at 1201 South Mellonville Avenue in Sanford, Florida. The stadium was built on the original site of the…

Sanford Baseball Association Game Ticket
Sanford Baseball Association game ticket to the first game played on August 27, 1908. Sanford entered the world of pro ball in 1919 with the formation of the Class D Florida State League. In its inaugural season, the Celeryfeds won the first half…

Sanford Municipal Athletic Field
Black and white photographs of the front of Sanford Municipal Athletic Field and of the infield and bleachers . Located less than a mile from Historic Downtown Sanford, Sanford Memorial Stadium now stands next to the original site, which was built in…

Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium, 2011
The Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium, located at 1201 South Mellonville Avenue in Sanford, Florida, in 2011. The stadium was built on the original site of the Sanford Municipal Athletic Field, which was erected in 1926. Many major league stars have…

New York Giants Farm Clubs: Location of Ball Diamonds, Sanford, Florida
Plans for the New York Giants Farm Clubs' baseball diamonds drawn on October 7, 1947. The Giants' Spring Training Facility offered a summer athletic experience for boys in order to gain extra revenue. In 1947, the City of Sanford collaborated with…

Dublin Core

Title

Sanford Baseball Collection

Alternative Title

Baseball Collection

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Baseball--Florida

Description

Sanford entered the world of professional baseball in 1919 with the formation of the Class D Florida State League. In its inaugural season, the Celeryfeds won the first half pennant, finishing in a tie with Orlando for the best overall record. Although the league folded in 1928, it was revived in 1936, and once again included a team from Sanford called the Lookouts, which was part of the Senators family of clubs. This struggling team finally turned around when they acquired former Major League star, Dale Alexander, as manager and first baseman in 1939. In over 80 years of Florida State League history, no team has ever matched their .737 winning percentage that season. The next season, the Sanford Seminoles emerged as the city's baseball team.

Is Part Of

Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Curator

Marra, Katherine
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

McCarthy, Kevin. Baseball in Florida. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, 1996.
Singletary, Wes. Florida's First Big League Baseball Players: A Narrative History. Charleston, South Carolina: History Press, 2006.

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