In the News: St. Paul Saints Win Best Ballpark Improvement Award
September 30, 2019
We’re excited to announce that the new City of Baseball museum was recognized for the Best Ballpark Improvement in the 2019 Ballpark Digest Year-End Awards!
“You don’t see many museums at ballparks: on their own, they don’t generate much in the way of revenue,” said Ballpark Digest publisher Kevin Reichard. “The St. Paul Saints ownership stepped up with a unique ballpark addition that combined a state-of-the-art museum space with a second-level group space, enhancing what had already been a top-notch fan experience at CHS Field.”
The 2,000-square-foot City of Baseball Museum details St. Paul baseball history, including multiple Saints franchises, plus so much more. There is plenty of Saints memorabilia, including some nifty turn-of-the-century trophies, a bat used by former Saints catcher Roy Campanella, and a great map showing historic city baseball sites. But that’s only part of the story: You’ll also see a baseball signed by Toni Stone, the Twin Citian considered to be the first woman to play pro baseball during her time in the Negro Leagues, as well as a Minneapolis Millers uniform worn by Carl Yastrzemski when Nicollet Park hosted Red Sox prospects. Displays highlighting the history of African-American baseball in St. Paul, including info about the St. Paul Colored Gophers, is a window to undertold stories.
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