Horlick Field

Horlick Field, located on the north side of Racine, Wisconsin, in the United States, is a 5,000-seat football stadium and a baseball park enclosed within stone walls and chain fences. The land for the field was donated by William Horlick, the inventor of malted milk.[2] It was designed in 1907 by Walter Dick, who also designed the North Beach Beach House.

Football has been a part of Horlick Field's history since 1919. It was the home for the Horlick - Racine Legion,[3][4] a member of the NFL from 1922 to 1924, and the Racine Tornadoes,[5] an NFL team in 1926. Now the Racine Raiders, a minor league team in the Mid-States Football League, call Horlick Field their home.

Teams from the high schools and local leagues play their regular season games in the baseball diamond, which is the site for local tournaments and championship games. The park has been the home of the Old Timer's Athletic Club Softball Tournament for over three decades. The Racine Belles, immortalized in the film A League of Their Own, called Horlick Field their home while the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was in existence.

Horlick Field has hosted 99 drum and bugle corps shows through 2013. Between 1962 and 1978, the stadium hosted 57 drum and bugle corps shows, an average of almost 3.5 shows a year.[6]

Horlick Athletic Field
Horlick Field
Westsidebleachers
Former namesNorth Side City League Park, City League Park, League Park
Location1648 North Memorial Dr.
Racine, WI 53203
Coordinates42°44′30″N 87°48′03″W / 42.74155°N 87.80096°WCoordinates: 42°44′30″N 87°48′03″W / 42.74155°N 87.80096°W
OwnerCity of Racine
OperatorCity of Racine
Capacity5,000
SurfaceNatural Grass
Construction
Opened1907 (Approximate) as North Side City League Park; October 19, 1919 as Horlick Athletic Field
Construction cost$250,000 Bleacher Upgrade in 2006/07
ArchitectWalter Dick
Tenants
Racine Raiders (MSFL) (1953-Present)
Racine Legion (Ind.) (1919-1921)
Racine Legion (NFL) (1922-1924)[1]
Racine Tornadoes (NFL) (1926)
Racine Belles (AAGPBL) (1943-1950)

Statistics

  • Location: 1648 North Memorial Drive, on the corner of High Street and North Memorial Drive.
  • Ownership: Owned and operated by the City of Racine, Wisconsin. Concessions for all events held at Historic Horlick Field are run by the Racine Raiders Minor League Football Club.
  • Playing Surface: Natural Grass

References

  1. ^ http://www.racinelegion.com
  2. ^ Drummond, Margo (1994). "The Horlick Mausoleum". A Walking Tour Guide: Mound Cemetery, Racine, Wisconsin. Racine, WI: Preservation-Racine, Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  3. ^ Welcome To Horlickville!
  4. ^ http://www.racinelegion.com
  5. ^ http://www.racinelegion.com
  6. ^ Karls, Alan R. (2014). Racine’s Horlick Athletic Field: Drums Along the Foundries. Charleston, SC: The History Press. Archived from the original on 2014-06-09.
Annastasia Batikis

Annastasia Batikis [Stash] (March 15, 1927 – March 12, 2016) was a center fielder who played for the Racine Belles of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during the 1945 season. Listed at 4 ft 11 in (1.50 m), 125 lb., she batted and threw left-handed.

Horlick

Horlick may refer to:

Horlick Baronets, of Cowley Manor in the County of Gloucester, a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom

James Horlick (disambiguation)

John Horlick (disambiguation)

John Van Horlick (born 1949), a former World Hockey Association player for the Toronto Toros

Nicola Horlick, (born 1960), a British investment fund manager

Ted Horlick, born 1925, a British naval officer

William Horlick (1846–1936), an English-born food manufacturer and the original patent holder of malted milk

Malted milk

John H. Batten Airport

John H. Batten Airport (IATA: RAC, ICAO: KRAC, FAA LID: RAC), also known as Batten International Airport, is a public use airport located 2 miles (3 km; 2 nmi) northwest of the central business district of Racine, a city in Racine County, Wisconsin, United States, North America. It is privately owned by the Racine Commercial Airport Corporation. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a regional reliever general aviation facility.

Racine, Wisconsin

Racine ( rə-SEEN) is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River. Racine is located 22 miles south of Milwaukee. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the city had a population of 78,860, making it the fifth-largest city in Wisconsin. Its median home price of $103,625 makes it one of the most affordable cities in Wisconsin to buy a home. In January 2017, it was rated "the most affordable place to live in the world" by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey.Racine is the headquarters of a number of industries, including J. I. Case heavy equipment, S. C. Johnson & Son cleaning and chemical products, Dremel Corporation, Reliance Controls Corporation time controls and transfer switches, Twin Disc, and Arthur B. Modine heat exchangers. The Mitchell & Lewis Company, a wagonmaker in the 19th century, began making motorcycles and automobiles as Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company at the start of the 20th century. Racine is also home to InSinkErator, manufacturers of the first garbage disposal. Racine was also historically home to the Horlicks malt factory, where malted milk balls were first developed, and the Western Publishing factory where Little Golden Books were printed. Prominent architects in Racine's history include A. Arthur Guilbert and Edmund Bailey Funston, and the city is home to several works by Frank Lloyd Wright. It has several immigrant communities, and is among both the most diverse and most racially segregated cities in Wisconsin.

Racine Belles

The Racine Belles were one of the original teams of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League playing from 1943 through 1950 out of Racine, Wisconsin. The Belles won the league's first championship. The team played its home games at Horlick Field.

Racine Legion

The Racine Legion was a professional American football team based in Racine, Wisconsin, of the National Football League from 1922 to 1924. Its official name was the Horlick-Racine Legion. The team then operated as the Racine Tornadoes in 1926.

Racine Raiders

The Racine Raiders American football club is a Mid-States Football League team based in Racine, Wisconsin. Founded in 1953, they are the oldest minor league football team still operating in Wisconsin (United States). After a decade-long drought, the team has risen to prominence again, winning a national championship in two of the past six years, bringing their total to nine national titles. The Raiders were the first minor league football team to gain 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Organization is composed entirely of volunteers.

Helmet Design: Silver background with a cowboy bandit in black with an eye patch on the left eye with a half and half bandanna of cardinal and black.

President: Matt Nelson

General Manager: Robbie Harrington

Head Coach: Wilbert Kennedy

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