Former Notable Players:
Rod Carew, Scott Erickson.
Originally built in 1914, the ballpark has been dwarfed
by the continuous expansion of the Florida Citrus Bowl, which now
abuts the right field wall. The current incarnation was built in
the early 1960s. The stadium served as the spring training facility
for multiple teams as well as the home of a couple of Florida State
League and Southern League teams until it was abandoned in 2000
for Champion Stadium
in nearby Kissimmee. It is named for Baseball Hall of Famer Joe
Tinker, who retired to Orlando and is buried nearby. 909 of the
grandstand seats are from long-gone Griffith Stadium in Washington,
D.C. The stadium was addded to the National Register of Historic
Places in 2004.