The First Game at Seattle’s Sick’s Stadium

Some months back I looked up the last baseball game at Sick’s Stadium, mostly because I was interested in finding out what happened to it after the Pilots left Seattle. I’ve since gone back and looked up the first baseball game at Sick’s Stadium, which is maybe too arcane to be of much interest: an awful lot of minor league stadiums were built and torn down in the 1900s, and it seems that Sick’s was not especially unique. But, since I got some pictures from Seattle newspapers about the game, which was on June 15, 1938, and featured the Rainiers vs. the Portland Beavers, I’m presenting them here. A preview feature:

The sports section cover and illustration:

A vantage from the left-field stands:

And the game’s hard-to-make-out box score: the Beavers won, 3-1:

The construction of Sick’s cost $500,000, with 13,000 in attendance, and a couple hundred more sitting on “Tightwad Hill” outside the leftfield fence.

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