Vote for Bosse Field in Best of the Ballparks Round 1
Evansville's own historic Bosse Field is in the running for Best of the Ballparks from Ballparkdigest.com. What does that mean? The vote is an annual series of fan votes in a bracket-style tournament. They are narrowing it down to the best ballparks in the four MLB Partner Leagues which encompasses 45 ballparks in former independent, and affiliated leagues.
There are 45 teams in the running, and Bosse Field in round 1 is currently taking on Volcanoes Stadium located in Oregon. Round one will be coming to an end on June 3rd, so you'll want to cast your vote for Bosse Field ASAP so they can advance to round 2!
Why should you vote for Bosse Field? Well first of all if you're from the Evansville area you know just how important the field is to us. It's where our Evansville Otters play every summer, and where scenes from A League of Their Own were filmed. But those aren't even the coolest parts of Bosse Field. Did you know Bosse Field is the 3rd oldest working ballpark in America? It's true! Bosse Field opened in 1915 and is only behind Chicago's Wrigley Field which opened in 1914 and Boston's Fenway Park which opened in 1912. So it's really cool that over 100 years later, Bosse Field is still in use, and draws crowds every summer.
I know I'm biased since I grew up in Evansville, but to me, there's nothing better on a warm summer night than watching baseball at Bosse Field. Except for maybe enjoying a warm summer night at Bosse Field, and celebrating with an Otters win!
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