Photograph courtesy of Ed Pippenger
The problem was, as great as Lexington Park was (and all of the Twin Cities' writers spun wonderful stories about the place)… it was 2 miles from downtown. Nobody wanted to travel the two miles to get to it. Keep in mind that not everybody had a car in 1903, so perhaps it was a little trying… attempting to go the 2 miles to see the ballgame. The owner of the Apostles insisted that he should have a downtown ballpark but there simply was no room… so they built it anyway. They called it the Pill Box.