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Cardines Field

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<p>Considered one of the oldest ballparks in the U.S., Cardines Field is a popular complex in the heart of Newport. It is the home of the Newport Gulls baseball team.</p>
<p>Formerly known as "the basin," it was used in the 1800s as a source of water for steam locomotives. In 1908, a small group of railroad employees cleared the space for a baseball diamond. In 1936, the city purchased the field. In the 80's, it was at risk of being torn down to make way for a parking lot. But it is now well-maintained, in part thanks to the "Friends of Cardines Foundation" and the work of the Newport Recreation Department. Cardines field underwent renovations in 2002.</p> <p>Many baseball greats are said to have played there. Rumor has it that Babe Ruth even graced the stadium.</p>
20 Americas Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840
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