Tinker Field Stadium, 2003

Dublin Core

Title

Tinker Field Stadium, 2003

Alternative Title

Tinker Field

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Baseball fields--Florida
Baseball players--Florida
Baseball stadiums

Description

The Tinker Field Stadium, located at 287 South Tampa Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 2003. Tinker Field is named after Joseph B. Tinker, who was a shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, manager of the Orlando Tigers, and the first Floridian to be selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame. The first baseball field at this location was built in 1914. The stadium was dedicated in 1923 and could seat approximately 1,500 people. In 1934, a fence was added. The field was home of the Orlando Rays, a minor league baseball team, until they moved to the Cracker Jack Stadium in 2000.

Tinker Field was also the Spring Training home for the Cincinnati Reds from 1923 to 1935, the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1934 to 1935, and the Washington Senators and the Minnesota Twins from 1936 to the 1990s. On May 14, 2004, Tinker Field was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The field has also served as the home to the Orlando Electric Daisy Carnival, an electric dance music festival, in 2011 and 2012. The stadium currently seats 5,100 people.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color image by Thomas Cook, 2003: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2003

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

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Medium

11 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Tinker Field, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

"Tinker Field." Orlando Venues. http://www.cityoforlando.net/venues/tinkerfield/.
"Tinker Field Ball Park History." Spring Training Online. http://springtrainingonline.com/features/tinker-field.htm.

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11 color digital images

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