On November 21, 1913 — The Phillies become the first major league team to play in Wilmington, NC when they beat the International League’s Baltimore Orioles, 5-1, in front of nearly 2,000 fans at the city’s Sunset Park. After the Wilmington Baseball Stock company is formed in November and successfully raises money to improve the playing conditions at the local park, Philadelphia selects the Port City to be its spring training home for the next two seasons, departing after finishing their 1915 exhibition schedule, citing logistical problems.

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