Photograph Courtesy of Jordan Anderson
After spending one season at little Ready Kilowatt Park, it became apparent that Ogden was going to need a real ballpark if they were going to be able to support a professional baseball team. Ready Killowatt Park according to Fred Sagebaum's notes, was so windy… that it made professional baseball nearly impossible to play. A new, larger and mostly wooden ballpark was built for Ogden to house their new Pioneer League
franchise, the Ogden Reds. As the name would imply, the Ogden Reds were a member of the Cincinnati Reds Organization and played in the Pioneer League. Though the Pioneer League is currently still in existence as a Rookie League, the Pioneer League held a "Class C" level during this time, which was more in line with today's "Advanced Season-A" ball of the Florida State League, Carolina League or California League. These original teams that called Affleck Park home, were often filled with quite a bit of talent thanks to the Reds umbrella and found themselves in the post-season quite often.