Gill Stadium has been much more than just a ballpark
Best known for baseball but also renowned as the site of some legendary high school football games, Gill Stadium at times during its nearly 100-year history has served as a year-round facility — and not just for sports.
Soccer has been a fixture at the stadium almost since its inception, and lacrosse games have been played there, too.
And it wasn't just circuses and carnivals that brought animal acts inside the facility's brick walls. You've heard of donkey basketball? Well, in 1936 Gill was used for a game of donkey baseball, with prominent local citizens taking their cuts and shagging pop-ups aboard the backs of beasts of burden.
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