Cabaniss Field

Entrance to Cabaniss Field, Aug-2005.

The seating, as seen from the left-field bleachers.

The field looks northeast, away from the naval base.

Quick Facts:
This school-district field on the south end of Corpus Christi, adjacent to Cabaniss Naval Air Station, saw two seasons of use in the Texas-Louisiana League. It was the first hint of pro ball in Nueces County since 1976-77, when teams in two short-lived affiliated leagues used the park. The Texas-Louisiana League folded the ’Cudas and the Mobile BaySharks in February 1996; one reason cited for the demise of the Corpus Christi franchise was the school district’s refusal to allow the club to sell beer.

Site visitor Tom Hand says the field was built in the 1940s and ceded to the school district long before 1976. The school district once used the field for football as well.

Professional baseball returned to the county in 2003 with the arrival in Robstown of the Coastal Bend Aviators. The city proper got baseball back in 2005 with a new downtown park.

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