From Boulevard Park and Memorial Field to Security Service Field (formerly Sky Sox Stadium), Colorado Springs is a baseball town. Professional baseball arrived in 1901; the Brown Bombers, a semiprofessional black team, came in the 1940s; and the original Sky Sox won the Western League Championship in 1953, 1955, and 1958. Local players such as Ed Kent, Bill Everitt, Jim Landis, Sam Hairston, Connie Johnson, Vinny Castilla, and Todd Helton have made it to the major leagues. Rich qGooseq Gossage, a Colorado Springs native, went directly from Class A ball to the Chicago White Sox, starting his hall-of-fame career in 1972.For the past 25 years, Colorado Springs has enjoyed AAA minor league professional baseball, courtesy of the Sky Sox. However ... A city league, run by former Colorado Springs Millionaire player Burt Jones, lasted throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. In the 1940s ... The US Air Force Academy, however, continues to field a mena#39;s baseball team. During the 1970s ... In 1988, Dave Elmore chose Colorado Springs over Sacramento as the new home of his Hawaii Islanders. The cityanbsp;...
|Title||:||Baseball in Colorado Springs|
|Author||:||Roger P. Hadix|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing - 2013|