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The History of Baseball in Fort Worth

With baseball season coming to a close, let’s look back on the history of the game in Fort Worth. Author Mark Presswood will discuss the trajectory of baseball in the city from its beginnings in the 1870s through the formation of the more recent Fort Worth Cats team and all the fun and drama in between. As part of the Texas League of Professional Baseball Clubs, the Fort Worth Panthers became one of the most famous minor league teams in history winning six straight championships in the 1920s. After World War II, the Brooklyn Dodgers purchased the Panthers which meant that many star Dodgers of the 1950s had once passed through the city. Join us to learn all about how the game has been played in Fort Worth. The program is FREE and HYBRID. You can join us IN-PERSON at Fort Worth Public Library (500 W 3rd St) or register on ZOOM.

Mark Presswood is President of Panther Real Estate Solutions. His community involvement includes service on the Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board, the Near Southside Board, and as past Chairman of Fort Worth’s Development Advisory Council in addition to other Fort Worth Committees.  His passion, however, is baseball and in particular the history of the Fort Worth Cats. Presswood co-authored two books on the Fort Worth and Dallas minor league baseball teams and was instrumental in producing When Panthers Roared, a history of the Fort Worth Cats. 

For the health and safety of our attendees and staff, we will be asking all in-person guests to socially distance themselves. Masks are strongly encouraged but not required.

Photo courtesy University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Special Collections

Saturday, October 2 at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Fort Worth Public Library, Tandy Hall 500 W 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public






Center for Texas Studies

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