Pullman Park

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Pullman Park is a baseball stadium located in Butler, Pennsylvania. Constructed in 1934, and rebuilt in 2008, the ballpark hosted minor league teams that were affiliated with the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today, the ballpark hosts the Butler High School Golden Tornado, and the Butler BlueSox of the summer collegiate Prospect League.

History

1934–2004

Pullman Park hosted minor league baseball from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Notable players such as Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, and Whitey Ford played at the stadium while the Yankees farm team (Butler Yankees) was in Butler. Joe Namath, Terry Hanratty, and Rich Saul also played at Pullman during their high school football years. The ballpark itself was named after the Pullman-Standard Company's railroad car manufacturing facility which sat adjacent to the ballpark from 1902-2005.

A state record was broken at Pullman Park in May of 2003 when High School Senior, Jerry Obiecunas, of Bethel Park High School went 5 for 5 with 5 rbi's at the plate against WPIAL champion North Allgheny in the first round of the 2003 P.I.A.A State Playoffs. Obiecunas finished the day with 2 doubles, 3 singles, 3 runs scored in a 15-6 win for Bethel Park. The Bethel Park Blackhawks eventually lost to West Chester East in the P.I.A.A. Class AAA State Finals. "North Allegheny......
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