American League Park II
HIGH SEASON ATTENDANCE: 264,252 (1908)
LOW SEASON ATTENDANCE: 129,903 (1906)
American League Park II, a wooden park at Seventh and Florida, was a larger version of its predecessor, whose stands were transferred to this site. The grounds crew had a dog house near a flagpole in the outfield where the flag was kept between games. During one game, its door was left open and a ball was hit inside. While trying to retrieve it, Philadelphia Athletics centerfielder Socks Seybold became stuck in the doorway, and the batter got an inside the park home run. A fire caused by a plumber's blow lamp caused American League Park to be burned to the ground on March 17, 1911, while the Senators were in spring training.