Chicago Tribune Article showing Katy Park and the Hotel the Sox will call their home for March of 1912
While Waco's Navigators were starting to turn the corner at the Katy Park, something else quite exciting was happening here in the spring of 1912. The nomadic Chicago White Sox were looking for a new ballpark to play in, as every year they changed their spring training camp. After training in Mineral Wells Texas in March of 1911, the White Sox found Waco's two baseball parks... here at Katy Park, and Baylor University's Carroll Field, quite inviting. For the 1912 spring season the the ChiSox would call these two ballparks their Spring Training camp bringing with them, future Hall of Famer Ed Walsh. Walsh was a cunning pitcher and after breaking camp from Katy Park, he would post an amazing 27-13, 2.15 record on the season. As was the case, the White Sox wouldn't stay long, leaving Texas altogether after they broke camp and moving their 1913 franchise to the "Grounds of the Fair" in Paso Robles California.