Baxter Stadium was situated in Stockton, California and home to the Pacific Association Championships which was ran on a clay track (Parrish, 2006). The stadium's location is henceforth part of the University of the Pacific's dining hall, where many students pass by and have access to a plaque titled HISTORIC LANDMARK which gives insight to what a triumph it was for Don and America. However, in a time where baseball was still America's past time Don's accomplishment was often ignored. Parrish exclaims that even now, with the landmark posted on campus, student's rarely stop to read about the great feat.
What was widely seen as an accomplishment for America, Don's achievement opened doors for many American runners to come. By seeing that an American could break the barrier, many other runners boosted their training and, metaphorically speaking, shot for the stars. Since then, the barrier has been broken 518 times by just Americans!! Don Bowden's giant leap for American runners has shown to be one significant triumph that will continue to inspire many to come.