Photographs courtesy of the Paul Hamaker Collection
Sicks Stadium was built by Emil Sick, who took over the Indians in their final years at Civic Field. Looking to return the team to their former glory, he built Sicks Stadium on the grounds where their former beloved home, Dugdale Field had once stood. The new franchise was renamed, the "Seattle Rainiers". Though many just assumed they were named after the imposing volcano which seemed to stand guard over the new ballpark, the franchise was actually named after Emil Sick's other enterprise… the Rainier Beer Brewery.