Majors Stadium in Greenville, Texas - Atlas Obscura

Majors Stadium

Greenville, Texas

The home of a former Minor League baseball team that beat Joe DiMaggio's New York Yankees in 1949. 

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Drive north on narrow Houston Street in the northeastern section of Greenville, Texas, and you will see a mix of houses and industrial buildings. But at a seemingly random intersection, you will find an old entry gate and a historical marker, which is all that remains of Majors Stadium.

Greenville is located about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. The stadium was home to high school football, followed by a minor league baseball team named the Majors starting in 1946. The stadium and the team were named after World War II hero Truett Majors.

In 1949, the team played an exhibition game against the New York Yankees and won 4-3. Playing in center field was Joe DiMaggio. Pitcher Monty Stratton played in this stadium in 1950 for the Majors. He was portrayed by Jimmy Stewart in the movie The Stratton Story.

Know Before You Go

Google Maps will probably take you to the wrong spot. The approximate coordinates are 33.1410765, -96.1022273, which is on Houston Street, just south of Blades Street. There is not a good place to park, and there is no shoulder on the road. There is a sign stating that you cannot park on the grass. But, the road does not seem to have much traffic.


Go a few feet north of the entry, and you will see a small, brick building. There might be room to park near this building along the fence, and then walk back to the entry.

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