Music - Heard it in a love song by the Marshall Tucker band who are from Spartanburg South Carolina
Photographed in 1991 and 1997 using film.
Duncan Park - Opened in 1926 and is still standing and used by high schools.
Location - 1000 Duncan Park Drive Spartanburg, South Carolina.
A very colorful history is the story behind Duncan Park. The park played host to its first game on July 8, 1926 as the Spartanburg Spartans beat the Macon Peaches 5-1. For most of its life, Duncan Park has hosted minor league baseball. The Spartanburg Phillies were the last Sally league (South Atlantic League) team to play at Duncan Park. They left for Kannapolis North Carolina in 1995. Notable players to call Duncan Park home were Larry Bowa, Tom Glavine, Ryne Sandberg and Dale Murphy, just to name a few. When Connie Mack Stadium was demolished, a few hundred seats made it down to Duncan Park. They are still there today. From 1996 thru 2003 the Wofford College Terriers used Duncan Park as its home field. In 2010, the city council decided to make some improvements and let Spartanburg High School use the field. One last tidbit... in my photos, you can see an area where the negro seating section was. Segregation was alive and well even at Duncan Park.
The negro section of Duncan Park, happily NO longer in use.
Another shot of the negro seating section, no longer in use.