Former Notable Players:
Derek Jeter, Mike Lowell, Don Mattingly,
Andy Pettitte, Willie Stargell and Enos Slaughter.
Built by the St. Louis Cardinals from the same plans
as Rochester, New York's Red Wing Stadium, Red Bird Stadium had
a price tag of $ 450,000. In 1955 when a locally owned team set
up shop it was dubbed Jet Stadium. After laying fallow for much
of the 1970's, Franklin County purchased the facility and undertook
a multi-million dollar renovation reopening the ball park as Franklin
County Stadium in 1977. It was renamed Cooper Stadium in 1984 honoring
Harold Cooper, a local business and civic leader, who had spearheaded
efforts to keep baseball in Ohio's capital. In 2009 the Clippers
moved across the river to a new stadium, Huntington Park, in the
downtown Arena District.