American League Park II

From BR Bullpen

Home of Washington Senators, 1904 to 1910


BUILT: 1904

FIRST GAME: April 14, 1904

LAST GAME: October 6, 1910, vs. Boston Red Sox (Doubleheader)

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.