Burlington's Athletic Park

Location: Burlington
Tag(s): Sports
Historical Category: African-American History
Video Date: 06/16/16

Burlington's original baseball field was located on Riverside Avenue and easily accessible by trolley and train line. Famous players at this site include: Bert Abbey, Arlington Pond, Jean Debuc, Ray Collins, Larry Gardiner, Doc Hazelton, and Clarence Matthews. The park closed in 1906 with the opening of Centennial Field.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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