While the "pre-Met Park, Tidewater Tides" of the 1960's were located at Portsmouth's Frank D. Lawrence Stadium as Norfolk's lone representative to pro baseball... before 1956... Portsmouth and Frank D Lawrence Stadium was actually the home of Norfolk's sworn enemy. From 1940-1955, Norfolk has its very own stadium "Myers Field" which was literally 5 minutes driving distance away from Portsmouth and FDL Stadium on the other side of the Elizabeth river. Norfolk's Myers Field and Portsmouth's Frank D. Lawrence Stadium were homes to very seperate arch rival members of the Piedmont League and there was no love lost between these two teams. In fact, on-field brawls between the Norfolk Tars and the Portsmouth Cubs was the norm as the rivalry made today's Yankees-Red Sox battle look nearly tame. These now separated roots from 1940-1955 continued downwards to between World War I and World War II with the Norfolk Tars playing at wooden Bain Field (very similar architecture to Myers Field) and Portsmouth's Cubs playing at wooden Sewanee Stadium. Throughout this whole time period from around 1920 to 1955... Norfolk's franchise was known as the Norfolk Tars (though they nearly switched their name to the "Norfolk Tides" in 1930 when they joined the Eastern League) and they were the Class B members of the New York Yankees farm system throughout their history. Portsmouth meanwhile was most associated with the Chicago Cubs. Norfolk's Tars would produce 4 future Hall of Famers as Phil "The Scooter" Rizzuto, Whitey Ford, Whitey (The White Rat) Herzog and Yogi Berra all played for this Norfolk farm system before going on to be inducted into Cooperstown.