Penmar Park

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Penmar Park was a wooden stadium in Philadelphia was a ballpark in West Philadelphia from 1903 to the early 1950s. Commonly known as the 44th and Parkside Ballpark, it was the primary home field of the Philadelphia Stars of the Negro National League and Negro American League between 1936 through its demise in 1952. It was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA, located at the corner of Belmont and Parkside Avenues, and was originally used primarily as a football field.

The roundhouse of the Pennsylvania Railroad stood just past the ballpark's rightfield wall, and coal smoke and soot from various train engines frequently drifted into the park during games. Games would occasionally be delayed until the smoke had dissipated sufficiently. Capacity was reported between 5,000 and 6,000.

It served as a neutral site for two Negro World Series games, Game 4 of the 1945 Series and Game 3 of the 1947 Series.