Jefferson Street Grounds

Globe Life Field, the newest stadium in Major League Baseball

Baseball field located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Philadelphia Athletics (1860–1876)

Prominent National Association, and later National League, professional baseball team that played in the second half of the 19th century.

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For 1871 they relocated to Jefferson Street Grounds, playing most of their home games there until being expelled from the major leagues after the 1876 season.

Philadelphia Athletics (American Association)

The Philadelphia Athletics were a professional baseball team, one of six charter members of the American Association, a 19th-century major league, which began play in 1882 as a rival to the National League.

Their home games were played at Oakdale Park in 1882, and at the Jefferson Street Grounds from 1883 to 1890.

Philadelphia White Stockings

Early professional baseball team.

Mookie Betts hits a pitch by swinging his bat

Their home games were played at the Jefferson Street Grounds.

Major League Baseball

Professional baseball organization and the oldest major professional sports league in the world.

National League Baltimore Orioles, 1896
Cy Young, 1911 baseball card
Jackie Robinson comic book, 1951
1959 World Series action at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Graph showing, by year, the average number of runs per MLB game
Mark McGwire was one of several central figures in baseball's steroids scandal
Cleveland Indians throwback uniform
A Grapefruit League game at the former Los Angeles Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida
President John F. Kennedy throwing out the first pitch at the 1962 All-Star Game at DC Stadium
Rafael Palmeiro (batter), one of the MLB players suspended for steroid use
MLB blackout map in the United States
Canadian MLB blackout map

The first game in the NL—on Saturday, April 22, 1876 (at the Jefferson Street Grounds, Philadelphia)—is often pointed to as the beginning of MLB.

National League

Older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada, and the world's oldest extant professional team sports league.

Shea Stadium prior to the start of a New York Mets game in 2008. Shea had the best attendance in the National League that year, drawing over 53,000 fans per game on average.
Morgan Bulkeley, the first president of the National League

The first game in National League history was played on April 22, 1876, at Philadelphia's Jefferson Street Grounds, at 25th & Jefferson Streets, between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston baseball club.

Oakdale Park

Former baseball park located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Globe Life Field, the newest stadium in Major League Baseball

The franchise relocated to Jefferson Street Grounds in 1883.

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1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.

February 17: Battle of Hemmingstedt

1876 – The first National League baseball game is played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia.

List of baseball parks in Philadelphia

List of venues used for professional baseball in Philadelphia.

Citizens Bank Park
Veterans Stadium
Shibe Park a.k.a. Connie Mack Stadium
Columbia Park
Baker Bowl

Jefferson Street Grounds a.k.a. Jefferson Park a.k.a. Athletics Park

Frank Chapman (baseball)

Professional baseball player who appeared in one game for the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association in 1887.

His only Major League appearance took place on July 22, 1887, when the Philadelphia Athletics signed him from the Reading club to pitch in a game against the Cleveland Blues at Jefferson Street Grounds.

Brewerytown, Philadelphia

Neighborhood in the North Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

City Park Brewery, listed separately on the National Register of Historic Places

Jefferson Street Grounds, the first home of the Philadelphia Athletics major league baseball team and site of the first ever Major League Baseball game, is located at 27th and Jefferson Streets in the neighborhood.