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1956 - Miami Marlins souvenir program
1956 Courtesy of Lee Martines

1956 - Miami Marlins souvenir program

Miami Baseball Stadium, NW 10th Avenue and 23rd Street, Miami

Thank you to Lee Martines for contributing this image.

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Don Boyd25-Jan-2017 04:58
Ah, but Satchel Paige was infamous as Ben described him. He was one of the game's all-time greats but he also deserted the Negro leagues, with team mates he picked, to play for General Rafael Trujillo's team in the Dominican Republic. Trujillo was one of the cruelest dictators ever, having his opponents and critics murdered and having his military kill around 15,000 Haitian men, women and children with machetes for illegally crossing over the border to Dominican soil. This is a fascinating story about Satchel and how he ended up in the Dominican Republic:

Also, bear in mind that the word "infamous" is sometimes used as a joking term of endearment to describe someone. I don't believe that Ben was being malicious in his use of the term about Satchel.

Guest 24-Jan-2017 06:43
Satchel Paige was not "infamous." Not sure why you would say that.
Ben Godwin 29-Jan-2014 06:01
My Dad would take me to watch the "Miami" Marlins at Miami Stadium often. Dad was a close friend of "The Beast" (aka Jimmie Foxx or Double X). During the mid '50s Foxx was a coach for the Miami Marlins. I believe he was one of their batting coaches. In Foxx's earlier days he played for the Boston Red Sox and was a power hitter. He was a close friend of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. In 1938 he finished the season with 50 HRs, 175 RBIs, and a batting avg of .349. In '39 he ended the season with a .360 batting avg. Foxx was inducted in the baseball HOF in 1959.

Another baseball legend that played for the Marlins briefly was the infamous pitcher Satchel Paige. I recall once my Dad and I were invited into the Marlins locker room and I was allowed to visit with both Foxx and Paige. As a young boy of 9 I had no full appreciation of the two towering baseball legends I was in the midst of.
Guest 11-Nov-2013 00:40
Such a shame they let the Miami stadium completely abandoned and was finally torn down in 2001.
Guest 26-Sep-2012 18:27
I remember seeing the big arched grandstand roof and light posts from I-95 in the 1970s. I thought the Miami Hurricanes played baseball there.
Vince Carlisle 11-May-2012 00:03
I lived in the area when I was 12 years old and there was an entrance at the North East corner of the stadium that was for kids and it was called the "Knothole Club" Went there many times. And thanks to whomever for the postings of these great pictures.
MOGO 20-Aug-2011 08:18
It was later called the Bobby Maduro
Don Boyd28-Aug-2010 05:26
Thank you for the correction!

Ed 28-Aug-2010 03:36
The Miami Baseball Stadium was located at N.W. 10 Ave. & 23 St.