Banner Image

Heartland Baseball Trail

"A great little road trip." – Roadtrippers.com

Heartland Baseball Trail

The entrance ramp to I-64 is just a block from us. Hop on the highway and head towards southwest Indiana where you'll find a section of America's heartland that holds several special places in our national pastime’s legend and lore. The Heartland Historic Baseball Trail spotlights six historic baseball sites in Southern Indiana and Louisville. 

 

 

Bosse Field

23 Don Mattingly Way
Evansville, IN 47711
(812) 435-8686

Built in 1915, Bosse Field is the third-oldest stadium used for professional baseball in the United States, trailing only Boston's Fenway Park (1912) and Chicago's Wrigley Field (1914). The stadium currently serves as home to the Frontier League's Evansville Otters, who play a May through September schedule. Bosse Field was also used by Columbia Pictures during the filming of "A League of Their Own," the 1991 hit movie featuring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty and Rosie O'Donnell.

 

Gil Hodges Field

North 4th St. & West Glendale St.
Princeton, IN 47670

Before becoming one of Major League Baseball's all-time greats, Gil "Bud" Hodges grew up on Main Street in Petersburg. In the summer of 1941, Hodges played American Legion baseball for Princeton on this field, named for him in 1975.

 

Gil Hodges Mural

IN State Road 57 & 9th St.
Petersburg, IN 47567

Eight-time All-Star is immortalized in his hometown with a 52' x 16' mural showcasing his  career as a Major League player and manager. Painted by artist Randy Hedden and dedicated in 2009, the mural shows Hodges during his playing days as a Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodger and his managing career with the New York Mets. Hodges' career accomplishments border the painting and pay tribute to the Petersburg native.

 

Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame

850 College Ave.
Jasper, IN 47546
(812) 482-2262

Dedicated to the sport of baseball and its Indiana heroes, this museum showcases memorabilia from high school, collegiate, and professional athletes throughout the Hoosier State. Displays include a unique sampling of jerseys, gloves, bats and plaques significant to the history of Indiana baseball. This facility is located on the Vincennes University Jasper Campus.

The Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame is open Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST Summer Hours (May 12 - August 15) the hall is open daily from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

 

Huntingburg League Stadium

203 S. Cherry St.
Huntingburg, IN 47542
(812) 683-2211

Built in 1894 and renovated in the early 1990s, this historic stadium served as home field for the Rockford Peaches in the filming of the hit motion picture, "A League of Their Own", featuring Tom Hanks and Madonna. Original advertisements from the film still remain along the outfield fence. The Stadium also starred in the HBO movie, "Soul of the Game" and is home to the Dubois County Bombers collegiate baseball team, which entertains hundreds of fans June through August each year.

Please call to schedule a tour.

 

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

800 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(877) 775-8443

It takes a special place to craft the Official Bat of Major League Baseball. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory celebrates the extraordinary role of Louisville Slugger in baseball's past, present and future. Millions have enjoyed our world-famous bat factory tour along with our fun interactive exhibits and the World's Biggest Bat that marks our entrance. Don't miss the Louisville Slugger Walk of Fame that connects the museum to Louisville Slugger Field with a mile of bronzed replica bats honoring the best hitters in the game's history.

 

Thanks to our Sponsors

What's Happening

Daily
Daily Programming
November 11th 2018
Daily Through December 31st 2018

Daily Programming

In addition to our fascinating bat factory tour, amazing artifacts, and interactive exhibits- don't miss our entertaining daily programming!

Weekly
Santa Swings By!
December 1st 2018
Weekly Through December 22nd 2018

Santa Swings By!

Santa will be bringing his festive cheer to the museum December 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd from 1-3 PM. Make sure you get on Santa's 'Nice' list by bringing the entire family down to the museum!

Weekly
Santa Swings By!
December 1st 2018
Weekly Through December 22nd 2018

Santa Swings By!

Santa will be bringing his festive cheer to the museum December 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd from 1-3 PM. Make sure you get on Santa's 'Nice' list by bringing the entire family down to the museum!