Photograph courtesy of Ed Pippenger
The reason it was called that is because it was shaped like one. The lines were so close that if you hit one over the fence they called it a double… unless you hit it to dead center… and no one did. The Apostles played most of their games here despite the sorry configuration. Sundays & holidays however, were played at Lexington Park.
The State Capital building could easily be seen from the Downtown Ball Park (which was supposed to be this place's official name but it was never called that). The very few photos of this place aren't very good… probably because nobody really wanted a picture of this place.