Bosse Field

Park Name: Bosse Field

Tenants: Evansville Otters (Frontier League)

Opened: 1915

Address: 23 Don Mattingly Way, Evansville, Indiana 47711

Dimensions: 315' (L), 415' (C), 315' (R)

Former Tenants:

Evansville River Rats (Central League) 1915

Evansville Evas (Central League) 1916-1917

Evansville Evas (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) 1919-1923

Evansville Little Evas (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) 1924

Evansville Pocketeers (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) 1925

Evansville Hubs (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) 1926-1931

Evansville Louis Reichert Giants (Negro Southern League) 1927

Evansville Reichert Giants (Negro Southern League) 1929

Evansville Bees (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) 1938-1942

Detroit Tigers (Spring Training) 1942-1946

Evansville Braves (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) 1946-1957

Owensboro-Evansville Braves (Negro Southern League) 1950

Evansville White Sox (Southern League) 1966-1968

Evansville Triplets (American Association) 1970-1984

The view from behind home plate at Bosse Field.

The view from down the first base line.

The view from down the third base line.

The grandstand at Bosse Field. The stadium was built in 1915 and is one of the oldest parks still in regular professional use.

The pressbox at the top of the Bosse Field grandstand.

All of the seating is fold down seating in long rows in the concrete and steel grandstand.

Box seating makes up the first three rows, and ushers at Otters games wear throwback uniforms.

A large open party box extends out into the field from the original grandstand.

Bosse Field was used as one of the main sets for the movie "A League of Their Own" and the park still features period ads and banners touting the Racine Belles women's baseball team.

A quote from former Evansville mayor Benjamin Bosse, for whom the field was named, greets fans walking up the tunnels to the grandstand.

Concession stands under the grandstand also feature throwback uniforms and signage.

The outer concourse and brick facade at Bosse Field.

Photos along the outer concourse show the construction of the stadium in 1915.

The grandstand wraps around the field in a wide circle, creating a huge amount of foul territory down the lines. This allowed the park to also see use as a football stadium in its early days, and it was actually home to an early NFL team in the 1920's.

The outfield wall curves uniformly around the playing field and features ivy on the center field fence.

The scoreboard behind the left field fence.

The Evansville Otters on the field during a game at historic Bosse Field.