Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail
The Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail is a self-guided walking tour with 32 locations in Hot Springs, Arkansas telling stories of baseball legends & lore.
Baseball runs deep in Hot Springs National Park, America’s First Resort. From historic fields and recreational retreats, to the roles of Oaklawn Racing and Gaming and Bathhouse Row as entertainment for baseball’s finest, a connection to history is around every turn.
Visit stops on about legends Babe Ruth, Cy Young, Hank Aaron, Honus Wagner, Jackie Robinson, Mel Ott, and see historic locations, such as Majestic Field, Whittington Park, and Sam Guinn Field.
Stop #13 – Hot Springs Baseball GroundsWhere spring training began in Hot Springs. Plaque located on the lawn at the current site of the Garland County Courthouse (501 Ouachita Avenue).
Stops #25 & #26 – Bill Dickey & Left Grove
Lefty Grove – Became a star in the major leagues with the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Sox, winning 300 games in his 17-year major league career. Plaque located on the sidewalk next to Tiny Town at 374 Whittington Avenue.
Bill Dickey – Hall of Fame member and Arkansas native was discovered in Hot Springs while substituting for a friend in a semi-pro game at Whittington Park. Plaque located on the sidewalk next to Tiny Town at 374 Whittington Avenue.
Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail Map
See all 32 stops along the Hot Spring Historical Baseball Trail, or download the Historic Baseball Trail Brochure with detailed information about each stop.
The Birthplace of Spring Baseball
Hot Springs is the birthplace of spring baseball. Listen to the song dedicated to the many scores of baseball luminaries who trained and played in Hot Springs, Arkansas, from the 1880’s through the 1950’s – in Baseball’s Golden Age.