Music - Meal ticket by Elton John
Photographed in 1994 using film.
Ned Skeldon Stadium - Opened in 1965 and still in use. The stadium served as the home for the Toledo Mud Hens of the International league. The Mud Hens moved out in 2002 to the brand new Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo. Ned Skeldon Stadium is still used today by college, high school and local teams.
Location - 2901 Key Street Maumee, Ohio
Corporal Klinger's FAVORITE team. He usually wore a Mud Hen's cap on the TV show M*A*S*H. When Toledo came back to minor league baseball in 1965, the New York Yankees had their triple A team there. Mostly, Toledo has been associated as the Detroit Tigers triple A team. Detroit is about 70 miles north of Toledo on I - 75. During the years Ned Skeldon was in operation for minor league baseball, it also served as a triple A home for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Minnesota Twins. The building boom of the 90's and 2000's pretty much doomed Ned Skeldon. The 2001 season was the last for the Mud Hens here.
Ned Skeldon replaced Swayne Field as the home for minor league baseball in Toledo. Swayne Field was in operation from 1909 till 1955, when minor league baseball moved out of Toledo. The field was torn down that same year. If you want to go find out where it stood, the field was on the block surrounded by Monroe Street (1B), Detroit Ave. (RF), Railroad tracks (3B), and Council Street (LF). The appropriately named "Swayne Field Shopping Center" now sits on the site.