Mike Carter Field
Entrance to Mike Carter Field, Sep-2005.
The seating bowl, as seen from the right-field foul line.
- Location: Fair Park Drive, Tyler, Texas
- Opened: 1938 (renovated 1990)
- Home team: Tyler Trojans, East Texas League (1938-40, 1946, 1949-50), Lone Star League (1947-48); Tyler East Texans (1951-53), Tigers (1954-55), Big State League; Tyler Wildcatters, Texas-Louisiana League (1994-97); Tyler Roughnecks, All-American Association (2001)
- Capacity: 4,000 (approx.)
This WPA park, adjacent to the county fairgrounds, saw three seasons of action before World War II broke out. The park then thrived for ten years after the war before the general decline in minor league baseball took its toll.
For four seasons in the mid-1990s, the Texas-Louisiana League brought baseball back to the city in the form of the Wildcatters. The park got one final professional fling with the Roughnecks of the short-lived All-American Association in 2001.
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