The History of Baseball in Fort Worth
October 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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.
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.