Former Notable Players:
Johnny Bench, Gary Carter, Cesar
Cedeno, Julio Franco, Hal McRae, Lou Piniella and Johnny Podres.
The home of minor league baseball for the Hampton
Roads cities of Hampton and Newport News from 1948 to 1992. It was
built as a joint venture between the two cities, honoring the fallen
of World War II. The first tenant was the Newport News Baby Dodgers,
of the Piedmont League, and the last was the Carolina League's Peninsula
Pilots. In between numerous franchises from levels of play ranging
from the International League to the Piedmont League called War
Memorial Stadium home. It has undergone a recent rebirth as a Coastal
Plain League team has become established and the facility has been
polished and upgraded.