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Charlotte Sports

Postcards appearing in this gallery are from the collection of Sam H. Smith, Jr.



Hornets... playing baseball

Clark Griffith Park, home of those "other" Charlotte Hornets... the baseball team that was operated by the Minnesota Twins.


Meet me at the fair!

A 1943 postcard showing the Southern States Fair. The 100 acre fairgrounds hosted all sorts of games, exhibits, and vendors. The sender of this postcard wrote "Everything's swell, wish you could have come. Eating myself to death, riding, etc."


Tennis, anyone?

The Julian J. Clark Tennis Stadium, located at the Olde Providence Racquet Club.


Peanuts! Popcorn! Cracker Jack!

Memorial Stadium and the National Guard Armory. The stadium was completed in 1937 and orginally designed to seat 15,386. It has been renovated several times since.