Former Site of Lexington Baseball Park


Lexington Park was located in St. Paul, Minnesota. We came across this historical marker for the stadium while driving to the St. Paul Saints game last Friday. I have always liked the Saints for the way they make baseball fun for everyone. After visiting the monument I have yet another reason to like them. They were the begining of the White Sox franchise. In 1897 Charles Comiskey (yes the same one) had this park built for his team the Saint Paul Saints. Comiskey bought the Sioux City team after his managing contract with the Reds was up, and brought the team to St. Paul. The was part of the Western League at the time. In 1899 the league changed its name to the American League to gain Major League status. Before the club could play its first Major League game Comiskey moved the team to Chicago where it was re-named the White Sox in March of 1900. Comiskey kept leasing the park for about ten years after the move before selling the team. The Saint Paul Saints played in the park until 1956 when the team moved to Midway Stadium. All that remains of the park now is a stone monument and a couple of pictures. The front of the monument can be seen to the left, and the back of the monument can be seen to the right. It can be found in front of the TCF bank branch on Lexington Avenue not far from the current Midway Stadium. We stopped to get a look at some baseball history. What we found was the beginings of our favorite team. Sometimes the little things like this can really make a trip special. If you are in the area take a look at the site. You can see where the Old Roman first put his mark on baseball.

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