The main site for Knoxville’s pro baseball from 1917-99, the site is named for William Caswell, a Confederate veteran who participated in the first known baseball game in East Tennessee in 1865 and who donated the property for this use. The park has hosted the old Knoxville Pioneers, the Smokies,
the “Knoxville Sox,” and the Blue Jays, as well as celebrities from Babe Ruth to Michael Jordan (during his career shift into baseball). Though the original stadium is gone, the grounds have been redeveloped with softball fields.
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