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Dexter Park (Queens)

Dexter Park was initially a racetrack, named for a famous racehorse called Dexter, and was situated in Woodhaven, New York. Built in the 19th century, it was eventually the home of the Negro Leagues team called the Brooklyn Royal Giants, of the 1920s and 1930s. According to the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society sign at the site, the first night game at this venue was played in 1930. It was also the home of the Brooklyn Bushwicks, an independent semi-pro team that played there until 1951, when they folded. The Bushwicks played many teams in the Negro Leagues as well as various All-Star teams. Dexter Park and the Bushwicks were owned by Max Rosner. Many former Major League ballplayers were featured on the Bushwicks, like the Cuccinello brothers. The Brooklyn Farmers also played at Dexter Park.

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