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Bush Stadium, Indianapolis

Constructed as Perry Stadium in 1931, this ballpark was renamed Victory Field in 1942. In 1967, it was renamed Bush Stadium, in honor of veteran Indianapolis baseball player "Donie" Bush.


In its many years of operation, the stadium served primarily as the home field of the minor league Indianapolis Indians—though several other teams used the field as well (notably the Negro American League's Indianapolis Clowns, who are arguably best-known for serving as Hank Aaron's springboard to the major leagues).


The movie Eight Men Out was partially filmed here in 1987. Following the Indians' departure in 1996 for a new stadium downtown, Bush was used for several years as a track for midget auto racing.


Since 2000, the stadium has been used for not much of anything. Indiana Landmarks currently has it listed as one of the state's 10 most endangered historic properties.

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Taken on April 21, 2010