From the Archives – Baseball at Tate Field
America’s favorite sport, baseball! Did you know that Richmond had a baseball field on Mayo Island? Tate Field was located on Mayo Island until 1940. It was the home of Richmond’s semi-pro baseball team, the Richmond Colts. Even Babe Ruth played there in 1922!
In 1940 the James River flooded both Tate Field and the Virginia Boat Club boathouse. Tate Field closed and a new stadium opened on the Boulevard, called Mooers Field, where the Diamond stands now and the Flying Squirrels currently play. The VBC, however, rebuilt and opened for the 1941 season.
Do you like where our baseball stadium is currently located?