Haight Street Grounds was one of San Francisco's earliest baseball parks. It was built for use by the California League and was located on the east side of Golden Gate Park, bounded by Stanyan, Waller, Shrader, and Frederick streets. The opening game on April 3, 1887 between the Haverlys and the Pioneers was attended by 10,000 fans. In 1893, the California League folded, and, in 1895, plans were announced to use the ballpark land for residential development.
While built for baseball, Haight Street Grounds is noteworthy for being the birthplace of the Big Game, a now annual football game between Stanford University and Cal. In fact, Haight Street Grounds was the site of the first four Big Games, which were played March 19, 1892; December 17, 1892; November 28, 1893; and November 29, 1894.
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