Norfolk was a baseball town. It took over the Fremont franchise in the Nebraska State League in 1914. When that version of the league started to fail in 1915, Norfolk was one of the few teams ready to complete the season. Many of the NSL teams in 1915 did not like the long train ride to Norfolk. By 1922 there was a gravel highway between Columbus and Norfolk and many of the teams decided to travel by autobus rather than by rail.
Their home diamond was Municipal Athletic Park, which was a new facility in 1922. It was located on North 4th St and Prospect Avenue. The wooden grandstands were covered behind home plate. Bleachers went down both lines and right field also had a strong set of bleachers. The park was used for the Harvest Festival and fairs in addition to baseball.
Nebraska State League 1922-1923
Tri-State League 1924
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