Located in historic Frederick, Maryland, Harry Grove Stadium was opened in 1990. The facility is home to the Carolina League affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, Frederick Keys.
The Frederick Keys are named after Francis Scott Key, the author of the Star Spangled Banner. Key was born in Frederick County and began his law career in Frederick City. Francis Scott Key is buried across the street from Harry Grove Stadium at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
The stadium is named for Harry Grove, an avid baseball fan and an integral part of baseball in Frederick in the early 1900's. His son, M.J. Grove, donated the final funds needed to complete the stadium in 1990. He asked that the stadium be named for his father.
By AlbinoFlea @ 2006-05-18 22:22:07