Olsen: How did 40 years of baseball history at Sicks’ Stadium become a hardware store?

From Hanna Brooks Olsen at Crosscut on September 25, 2018:

Did you know that’s where Sicks’ Stadium used to be?” I ask my boyfriend as we’re driving down Rainier Avenue. We are baseball fans and have lived in Seattle for a long time but not long enough to be considered local yet.

“Wait, where?” he asks.

I point to the Lowe’s hardware store as we go by, and indicate the yellowed, peeling sign that stands up against it. The sign proclaims that the hardware store is also the site of “Historic Sick’s Stadium.” It’s very easy to miss.

From 1938 to 1977, Sicks’ Stadium (also stylized as Sick’s; Sicks’ with an apostrophe was adopted later to incorporate the entire Sick family) hosted thousands of baseball games, a couple football games and a number of concerts. It was home to a handful of teams from various leagues and divisions. It was, during the sport’s much-hailed glory days, where baseball lived in Seattle.

Read the full article here: https://crosscut.com/2018/09/sicks-stadium-how-did-40-years-baseball-history-become-hardware-store

Originally published: September 25, 2018. Last Updated: September 25, 2018.