On Victoria Day, 1933, Edmonton opened its second and longest-serving professional baseball stadium.

View from the short port in right field, Renfrew Park, 1933. Grand Trunk Pacific Railway’s Hotel Macdonald lies in the background. Image via the.

On May 24, 1933, a new baseball stadium opened in Alberta’s capital. …

“1,000 frenzied capitalists” witness Edmonton’s first professional baseball game.

View from the stands at Diamond Park during the opening day game between the Saskatoon Quakers and Edmonton Eskimos, 1910. Image via the .

On May 30, 1907, the first professional baseball game was played in Edmonton, Alberta. Played at Diamond Park, which also opened that day, the home team beat the visiting “Cow Pokers” from Calgary 9–8 (the game was called because of darkness with one out in the top of the 9th)…

“Even though the United States wasn’t in the war, we read the newspapers. We knew what was happening in Europe, and we were outraged by the Nazis — totally outraged. We thought it was a good time for a patriotic hero.” — Joe Simon, Joe Simon: My Life in Comics

Andy Grabia

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