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When the stadium was
built, there were 16 royal palm trees planted directly outside of the outfield wall,
around its perimeter. By the mid-1980's, this one near the right field foul pole
was the only one left.
Legend has it that
former Brooklyn Dodgers slugger Duke Snider would use it as a target for homeruns.
It lived until 2001 when it was killed by the demolition process. It has been
referred to in newspapers and magazines as "The Lone Palm". Also, a small
bit of original neon tubing is still visible in the foul marker.
Taken in 1994
Wynwood & Miami Stadium