Parkway Field is also remembered as home to Earle Combs' final minor league game as a Louisville Colonel before he went on to become a New York Yankee. As a center fielder, Combs was a great ball player for the Colonels by quickly running down fly balls and hitting .344 on average. Combs batted .380 for the Louisville Colonels in 1923, leading to the Yankees to acquire his contract the following year. Combs was was later induced into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.
Although Parkway Field no longer exists, some of the remains have been put to good use as a result of a beautification project. Headed by Jane Ramsey, wife of University of Louisville President James Ramsey, the old green bricks from the original Parkway Field wall were sold to support the program and enhance the areas surrounding Cardinal Park, the new Jim Patterson Baseball Stadium, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, the neighborhoods adjoining Belknap Campus and the University of Louisville campus. At the Jim Patterson Baseball Stadium, the first eight feet of the roof supports of an adjacent building from the stadium are constructed with the green bricks from the left wall at the historic Parkway Field. Infield dirt was also taken from Parkway field and placed in the batters box at the Jim Patterson Baseball Stadium as a tribute to the former ballpark.