Caswell Park, just a couple of blocks off Magnolia on Winona Street, features four full-size softball fields. Named for benefactor William Caswell, who participated in Tennessee’s first known baseball game in 1865, it became the city’s main baseball field around World War I, and  hosted Knoxville’s own minor-league pro-baseball clubs as well as famous visiting athletes from Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth (who hit a homer here, of course) to Michael Jordan, during his short-lived baseball career.

Photo by Shawn Poynter

Caswell Park, just a couple of blocks off Magnolia on Winona Street, features four full-size softball fields. Named for benefactor William Caswell, who participated in Tennessee’s first known baseball game in 1865, it became the city’s main baseball field around World War I, and hosted Knoxville’s own minor-league pro-baseball clubs as well as famous visiting athletes from Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth (who hit a homer here, of course) to Michael Jordan, during his short-lived baseball career.

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