Yankee Stadium is known as "The House That Ruth Built," yet the legendary home run hitter
never lifted a hammer or poured a drop of concrete in its construction.
Brooks Stadium is known as "The House That Brooks Built" because its namesake had everything
to do with its construction. J. Polk Brooks didn't allow his status as president of the Paducah Baseball Association to interfere with his taking a first-hand interest in seeing that the concrete and steel stadium was built as cost-effectively as possible.