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717 Fair Park Drive
Tyler, TX

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Mike Carter Field


Before every Tyler Junior College baseball home game, the announcer welcomes fans and players alike to "historic Mike Carter Field." Over the past 71 years, Mike Carter Field has been through a lot of ups and downs all the while providing a venue for America's pastime. Baseball has had a long history in East Texas. The first baseball game played in Texas was at Camp Ford in Tyler during the Civil War. The first minor league team in Tyler was the Tyler Elbertas who played in the South Central League in 1912. Tyler had various teams who played until 1955. The only times there weren't teams was from 1913 to 1923 due to the Great Depression and from 1941 to 1945 due to World War II. Read more at: http://www.tjcnewspaper.com/mike-carter-field-celebrating-71-years-of-baseball-history-1.2136208?pagereq=1#.T6_0wlLLnYg

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