Photos: Demolition of Tinker Field begins




Today demolition began on historic Tinker Field. In May, the City Council voted to give the field "historic designation," meaning that it would be recognized as a historic spot and could end up getting a plaque or a marker to explain its significance, and that some portion of it would be preserved. But that doesn't save most of the old baseball field, which was once a training field for the Cincinnati Reds, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Minnesota Twins. It was also the one and only place in Orlando were Martin Luther King Jr. made a stop in 1964. He addressed an audience of thousands from the pitcher's mound. Here are some photos and a short video of the first stages of demolition at the field. 





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