When most people think of professional baseball in Portland Oregon, monumental Multnomah Stadium (aka Providence Park aka PGE Park aka Civic Stadium) is usually the first thing that comes to mind. The venerable stadium was built afterall in 1926 so most people assume that baseball had been played there for 85 years (until the Triple-A team packed its bags for good and left town for their brand new El Paso ballpark in 2010). Few realize that it wouldn't be until 30 years after it debuted, that the first professional baseball games would take place at Multnomah. The reason was... Portland already had an established long-time baseball stadium here on Vaughn Street at "Vaughn Street Park" a huge 12,000 seat wooden facility dating back to 1901. Vaughn Street Park would be the home to professional baseball in Portland for 55 years, through fires, championships and some of the worst teams ever to play this game.