Recreation Park

Philadelphia, PA

Team: Philadelphia Phillies Opening Day: April 8, 1882 (first MLB game: 5/1/1883)
Closing Day: October 9, 1886

When the Worcester Brown Stockings folded in 1882, it allowed Alfred J. Reach to buy a team and move them into Recreation Park in Philadelphia. The Park recieved about $2,000 worth of repairs before the 1884 season for new benches and bat racks in the dugouts, carpet in the isles, some flags, and a new coat of paint. The one complaint that Reach had was the loss of balls batted into the Corinthean reservoir.

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