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duckydps
12-11-2007, 10:52 AM
a stadium that has been demolished or no longer used, which would it be?


Sorry for the Polo Grounds Typo...

RuthMayBond
12-11-2007, 11:57 AM
If you'll let me in Ebbets, can't I just make the quick trip to the Polo Grounds AND old YS? :bowdown::pray::think::party::applaud::hyper: :dance

Lions/Tigers@Cubs.OhMy!
12-11-2007, 12:00 PM
I wiish I could see a game in Tigers Stadium one more time. But since this is all just wishing anyhow... I wish I could watch a World Series game in Tigers Stadium. I was there at Comerica, and it was special (Tigers won the gameI paid $600 for) but I would have loved the chance to see them in the World Series playing in a park like Tiger Stadium.

NightHawks2007
12-11-2007, 12:19 PM
Polo Grounds was one of the most unique stadiums ever. I would loved to have gone to a game there. Ebbets and Shibe are close seconds though. Tiger Stadium would be great for the sake of going back to my childhood. I had seen countless games there, even ran the bases once after a game.

duckydps
12-11-2007, 12:23 PM
Being a Yankees fan, I would have loved to see the oldest version of the stadium. My next choice would be the Polo Grounds!! I have always been very interested in it, and the dimensions of the outfield. On one of my PS2 games you can play in the Polo Grounds.... I loved ripping those short homeruns down the RF & LF lines!



I left Tiger Stadium off and put "Other" because a lot of peope were able to see Tiger Stadium... I wish I could see a game there too!!

deadcenter~440
12-12-2007, 04:53 PM
I left Tiger Stadium off and put "Other" because a lot of peope were able to see Tiger Stadium... I wish I could see a game there too!!

OK, guess we'll let that slide then..:)

I was able to see many games at "The Corner", and would love to see many more there, as that's the place that gave me the obsession with Baseball and Ballparks, but I picked Ebbets Field, because I wanted to know what the atmosphere would have been like, baseball in Brooklyn.

Urbanshocker13
12-12-2007, 05:22 PM
Being a Yankees fan, I would have loved to see the oldest version of the stadium. My next choice would be the Polo Grounds!! I have always been very interested in it, and the dimensions of the outfield. On one of my PS2 games you can play in the Polo Grounds.... I loved ripping those short homeruns down the RF & LF lines!


Which PS2 do you have that you can do that? The only one I have that you can do that is Allstar baseball 2003, but you can only do batting practice, and that sucks! Can you actually play a game at the old parks??

Back to the thread! If I could go back in time and go to the Old Yankee stadium I think I would hang out and go to Ebbets and the polo Grounds. I wish there was still 3 teeams in NY (Iknow what some of you non Nyers will say)

While waiting for the games depending on the time period: 1950's I would head down to Washington Square, to see if I could find some of my favorite 'beat' writers ( hey I have a beard!): 1920's SPEAKEASIES AND FLAPPERS!!! Hay might run into the Babe! Oh if only time travel was possible!

MedicCook
12-12-2007, 05:26 PM
For me it has to be the original Yankees Stadium. I would also want to see Ruth and Gehrig out on the field.

Yankees12
12-12-2007, 05:38 PM
Yankee Stadium before the renovations. That place was so imposing and amazing - having been in the post-renovation version so many times, I'd love to be able to take in a game at the pre-renovation version in all its glory.

(Preferably a World Series game, but I'll take any. ;))

MaraMoose
12-13-2007, 01:01 PM
Even though I am a Yankees fan (even a young one, 24 years old), I would rather see Ebbets because I heard of all of the history surrounding the stadium in addition, I would like to be around the culture that was brooklyn baseball especially its passion.

Gary Dunaier
12-13-2007, 01:20 PM
Of course, for me it would have to be the 1923-1973 Yankee Stadium, as well as the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field. I'd love to take pictures both from within, as well as outside the stadiums, including the immediate area.

I'd love to have gotten views looking towards Ebbets Field from Sullivan Place and Stoddard Place, a block away; you'd be looking at the scoreboard and right field wall from the outside, with the gas station and Stoddard Place houses in the foreground.

zxasqw12
12-13-2007, 05:14 PM
Forbes Field always intrigued me- maybe it's all those great photos from the '60 WS

Griffith Stadium looks like it had lousy site lines

It would have been great to see a couple of games at Ebbets. The Museum Of The City Of New York had a great multimedia exhibit of Ebbets Field earlier this year with 360 degree views from various areas around the park- as close as you can get to being there now

Crosley looks interesting- as long as I don't have to sit in those right field stands on a 90 degree, 90% humidity afternoon in July

Polo Grounds? Yeah- left field, fair territory

Comiskey, Yankee Stadium, Shibe Park- sure, especially for the historical aspects.

What the heck- I'll take 'em all :)

nyyfan
12-13-2007, 05:24 PM
I would love to at least been able to see Polo Grounds or Comiskey Park.

Silver Blaze
12-13-2007, 05:56 PM
Which PS2 do you have that you can do that? The only one I have that you can do that is Allstar baseball 2003, but you can only do batting practice, and that sucks! Can you actually play a game at the old parks??




MVP 2004 has a number of unlockable old parks. It's fairly easy to do the tasks required to score enough points to unlock them. Off the top of my head, there is Polo Grounds, Shibe, Forbes, Griffith and I forget the rest.

Silver Blaze
12-13-2007, 05:57 PM
I voted for Polo Grounds, but have to put Ebbets right up there as well.

Stray Cat
12-14-2007, 06:33 AM
Sportsman Park. St. Louis
I've been lucky enough to go to Forbes Field and remember it
as a very traditional park.

metfan2987
12-14-2007, 06:20 PM
The answer to this one is so obvious. Nothing matches the small town passion that was seen in Ebbets field. I know it was New York, but it wasn't rreeally a New York team, it was a Brooklyn team, and at its height it was a small town team where the players lived amongst the fans, and the ballpark had such a passionate following and filled up every night with crazy fans ESPECIALLY when Jackie started.

Yankee Stadium had all of the greats play in it, of course. But the crowd was more of a corporate atmosphere (much like it is today), and I can't imagine it being nearly the fun experience Ebbets would be.

icee82
12-14-2007, 06:51 PM
I would love to have gone to a game at old Crosley Field back in the early 1950's when the laundry was still standing over the left field fence and the old scoreboard was there.

StanTheMan
12-14-2007, 07:03 PM
Polo Grounds... no doubt about it.

exposhistory
12-14-2007, 07:53 PM
I'd go to any of the old ballparks - my Dad used to tell me of his visits to Crosley, Braves Filed, Yankee Stadium, Ebbetts Field, Polo Grounds ... but almost every day my mind wanders back to being 8 years old and the sights and sounds of Jarry Park :(

Gary Dunaier
12-14-2007, 11:36 PM
almost every day my mind wanders back to being 8 years old and the sights and sounds of Jarry Park :(
Yeah, add Jarry Park to the list of defunct ballparks for me.

Also, Olympic Stadium, and Exhibition Stadium.

And, upcomining exhibition game notwithstanding, it would have been interesting to see the Dodgers play at the LA Coliseum.

duckydps
12-17-2007, 08:23 AM
Which PS2 do you have that you can do that? The only one I have that you can do that is Allstar baseball 2003, but you can only do batting practice, and that sucks! Can you actually play a game at the old parks??


I think it was MVP Baseball 2005...

http://search.product.ebay.com/MVP-Baseball-2005_UPC_014633148923_W0QQfifptsZ1QQfvcsZ1453QQsop rZ44144385

It might have been '04 (I have them both). It was cool, the only thing I didn't like was the presentation made it look like you were watching it on an old TV. It was a good idea but made it hard to play sometimes.

I used to play the play offs and for the deciding games, such as Game 7 of the WS, I would play in the Polo Grounds or somewhere like that. I think they had to be earned, but a simple cheat code woud unlock them for you! You can also play in the Astrodome and Tiger Stadium.

BallCoach06
12-17-2007, 01:19 PM
How about old Tiger Stadium?

Sean O
12-17-2007, 01:24 PM
Check out mvpmods.com, which is a site I frequent (way too much, I might add) about modding MVP Baseball 2005. Just off the top of my head, I've released (by myself and others) Classic Yankee Stadium, Yankee Stadium late-70's, Colt Stadium, Sick's Stadium, Candlestick, KC Municipal, Comiskey Park and my personal favorite, LA Memorial Coliseum. This doesn't count others doing picture-perfect Forbes Field, Shibe Park, Ebbets Field, Busch Stadium III, Fenway Park (new and old), Tiger Stadium, and a rebuilt-from-scratch Dodger Stadium.

Take a look at the site and, if you can find a copy of the elusive MVP 2005, download away. It's the next best thing to actually being at all those old parks. You get 5 guesses what my screen name is there.

StanTheMan
12-17-2007, 06:45 PM
I usually buy a new baseball game every other year, and playing with classic players (I prefer rosters to be IN the game already, rather than create my own) and in Classic Parks MUST be part of the game for me to buy.

MVP Baseball 2004 was great (although I no longer play it). MLB 2006 The Show is a much better game, and has some great classic parks. The Polo Grounds (we never could hit a HR to dead Center Field... but only TWO Major Leaguers were able to do so in tens of thousands of at bats, so we quit trying after what seemed like 1,000 swings in both HR Derby and games grooving fastballs only), Forbes Field, Shibe Park (launching pad) Griffith Stadium, Crosley Field, and one more I can't recall.

Below are screenshots from MVP 2004. I had a heck of a time finding screenshots of MLB The Show with the classic parks.... sorry. 2004 it is then....

Satchel Paige takes the hill at the Polo Grounds

32982

The Babe corkscrews himself into the ground

32983

The Polo Grounds

32984

Forbes Field

32985

Hank and the Babe in a Home Run Derby (I think this is a "created" Hank Aaron, as I don't recall him being "in the game."

32986


I wish I had some shots of MLB 2006 The Show... its a far superior game!

Lafferty Daniel
12-17-2007, 08:19 PM
Those screenshots are very cool. Much better than the original 'Baseball' video game for Nintendo.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/12/NesBaseball2.png/256px-NesBaseball2.png

Sean O
12-17-2007, 08:50 PM
Some screens of modded parks:

Coliseum:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/2496_coliseum%202.jpg

Dodger Stadium:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/roliemendoza/select-EDIT-DAY.jpg

Comiskey Park:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/2496_comiskey.jpg

Yankee Stadium 07:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/462_2007%20screenshot%20day.jpg

Fenway 07:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/162_fenlite.jpg

Angel Stadium 1960s:
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/8287/analeftdp5.jpg

Kauffman 70s:
http://i13.tinypic.com/68cv76b.jpg

Fenway Park 70s:
http://i5.tinypic.com/4p11u7k.jpg

And Classic Yankee Stadium:
http://home.wi.rr.com/wangerin/yankee6.jpg

aqib
12-18-2007, 11:20 AM
I got to go with Ebbets field. I have heard so much about it over the years, there is no ball park that has gone has had as much legend as that one. Look at how many pop culture references have been made to that place. I would love to walk under the rotunda just to see what all the fuss was about, even Tampa Bay felt the need to put one on their stadium. I wish I could experience what the hype was all about

jimmyjimjimz
12-18-2007, 12:53 PM
Some screens of modded parks:

Coliseum:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/2496_coliseum%202.jpg

Dodger Stadium:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/roliemendoza/select-EDIT-DAY.jpg

Comiskey Park:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/2496_comiskey.jpg

Yankee Stadium 07:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/462_2007%20screenshot%20day.jpg

Fenway 07:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/162_fenlite.jpg

Angel Stadium 1960s:
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/8287/analeftdp5.jpg

Kauffman 70s:
http://i13.tinypic.com/68cv76b.jpg

Fenway Park 70s:
http://i5.tinypic.com/4p11u7k.jpg

And Classic Yankee Stadium:
http://home.wi.rr.com/wangerin/yankee6.jpg

are those all the same game? if they are, what game is it? I got Major League Baseball 2K6 for Gamecube, Derek Jeter is on the cover of the box, and they have some classic stadiums, but I really wanna see the pre-renovated Yankee Stadium in a game, being a big Yankee fan and born after they renovated.

Sean O
12-18-2007, 01:14 PM
Yup, they're all from MVP Baseball 2005 from EA Sports. The game has become nearly impossible to find over the past few years, but if you can find the PC version, there are endless mods available. There are full season mods for 1956, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1969 (soon), 1978 and 1994, plus Total Classics which has the 120 best teams in baseball history. Plus, every MLB stadium since deadball except League Park, Roosevelt Stadium, Seals Stadium, and Parc Jarry.

It's pretty great, especially now that we've found a new program to mod stadiums with. Without any other PC baseball game, it's created the best classic baseball platform I've ever seen in a game.

Williamsburg2599
12-18-2007, 07:11 PM
Yup, they're all from MVP Baseball 2005 from EA Sports. The game has become nearly impossible to find over the past few years, but if you can find the PC version, there are endless mods available. There are full season mods for 1956, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1969 (soon), 1978 and 1994, plus Total Classics which has the 120 best teams in baseball history. Plus, every MLB stadium since deadball except League Park, Roosevelt Stadium, Seals Stadium, and Parc Jarry.

It's pretty great, especially now that we've found a new program to mod stadiums with. Without any other PC baseball game, it's created the best classic baseball platform I've ever seen in a game.

I have a suggestion for you guys, when you do Fenway '08, can you please remove the GO SOX! from the Pru? It always bugged me in MVP 05 for PS2 that it would be like that every game. (when in reality they only do it for playoff games)

CDubb25
12-26-2007, 06:46 PM
I would like to see Fenway Park. I prefer the older parks to the new, because the new do not seem to want to build a history in their parks. The older parks are still standing because they are full of the history of baseball. They will patch these stadiums until they fall down around the feet of their respective home team.

Ballfour
12-27-2007, 04:49 PM
Definately would have to be Colt Stadium in Houston in the early 60's.

TheJourneyman
12-27-2007, 05:21 PM
Yup, they're all from MVP Baseball 2005 from EA Sports. The game has become nearly impossible to find over the past few years, but if you can find the PC version, there are endless mods available. There are full season mods for 1956, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1969 (soon), 1978 and 1994, plus Total Classics which has the 120 best teams in baseball history. Plus, every MLB stadium since deadball except League Park, Roosevelt Stadium, Seals Stadium, and Parc Jarry.

It's pretty great, especially now that we've found a new program to mod stadiums with. Without any other PC baseball game, it's created the best classic baseball platform I've ever seen in a game.

hmmmm anyway to get those to work on the PS2. I was a little upset when they stopped making the MLB game from EA. I'll check out the site and see what I can do for the PS2

TheJourneyman
12-27-2007, 05:23 PM
I would choose to see a game in what might have been one of the worst all time stadiums. Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and only because I grew up watching the Braves on TBS but never got to see a game there.

DODGER DEB
12-27-2007, 06:21 PM
Even though I am a Yankees fan (even a young one, 24 years old), I would rather see Ebbets because I heard of all of the history surrounding the stadium in addition, I would like to be around the culture that was brooklyn baseball especially its passion.

WE would welcome all of you to OUR Ebbets Field...and let me add, YOU would have loved it! As someone who literally lived there, I will tell you that it would have been an experience you would never have forgotten. And, this is coming from someone who seen games in all the ballparks that you have listed, plus several more, save Comiskey Park, which I only saw from the outside. Sadly, baseball will never see the likes of OUR Ebbets Field again! :cry:

c.

Lafferty Daniel
12-27-2007, 09:54 PM
WE would welcome all of you to OUR Ebbets Field...and let me add, YOU would have loved it! As someone who literally lived there, I will tell you that it would have been an experience you would never have forgotten. And, this is coming from someone who seen games in all the ballparks that you have listed, plus several more, save Comiskey Park, which I only saw from the outside. Sadly, baseball will never see the likes of OUR Ebbets Field again! :cry:

c.

I am so jealous, Ebbets is awesome.

DTF955
12-28-2007, 01:49 PM
Those screenshots are very cool. Much better than the original 'Baseball' video game for Nintendo.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/12/NesBaseball2.png/256px-NesBaseball2.png

Yeah, the foul ground looks just plain weird - although at least you have fans, unlike the old Strategic Simulation Inc. one for the C-64.

Now, the Epyx game for the C-64 wasn't that bad. Kind of reminded me of a full Cleveland Stadium. For the time period, it was pretty good.

The Intellivision baseball one was interesting - dimensions must have been about 180, 400, 300, 400, 180 :-)

I've been to Cleveland Stadium and Tiger Stadium, as far as old ones that aren't around. Both were nice, Tiger seeming much more so. My great-grandpa was at game 7 in 1960, and I've seen pictures of Forbes and Crosley,w here my dad was once.

I had a great uncle who'd even been to League Park in the '30s.

I chose Ebbets, though the Polo Grounds was a thought.

mikeymussina35
12-30-2007, 06:02 AM
Polo Grounds would be awesome to go to. Far more than any of the other stadiums.

placount
12-30-2007, 05:30 PM
Yup, they're all from MVP Baseball 2005 from EA Sports. The game has become nearly impossible to find over the past few years, but if you can find the PC version, there are endless mods available. There are full season mods for 1956, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1969 (soon), 1978 and 1994, plus Total Classics which has the 120 best teams in baseball history. Plus, every MLB stadium since deadball except League Park, Roosevelt Stadium, Seals Stadium, and Parc Jarry.

It's pretty great, especially now that we've found a new program to mod stadiums with. Without any other PC baseball game, it's created the best classic baseball platform I've ever seen in a game.

i love that i found my old pc copy when i was back home for christmas

Pere
01-26-2008, 08:13 PM
I would like to attend a game at Greenlee Field, Pittsburgh, in 1932.

ri95171
02-13-2008, 01:17 PM
Definitely Ebbets. My dad was a huge Dodgers fan, and when they left Brooklyn it basically killed off his love of baseball as he could never "stoop" to root for the Yankees and the Mets never tickled his fancy either. I'd love to have seen a game there with him.

Not sure how many of you folks have read the old "Wild Cards" books... they present an alternative Earth with super-powered individuals. And not only do the Dodgers still play at Ebbets as of 1988 or so... their pitching coach is Fidel Castro. :)

NJMetfan4life
02-13-2008, 02:35 PM
Some screens of modded parks:

Coliseum:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/2496_coliseum%202.jpg

Dodger Stadium:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/roliemendoza/select-EDIT-DAY.jpg

Comiskey Park:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/2496_comiskey.jpg

Yankee Stadium 07:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/462_2007%20screenshot%20day.jpg

Fenway 07:
http://mvpmods.com/uploads/downloads/images/162_fenlite.jpg

Angel Stadium 1960s:
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/8287/analeftdp5.jpg

Kauffman 70s:
http://i13.tinypic.com/68cv76b.jpg

Fenway Park 70s:
http://i5.tinypic.com/4p11u7k.jpg

And Classic Yankee Stadium:
http://home.wi.rr.com/wangerin/yankee6.jpg





I usually buy a new baseball game every other year, and playing with classic players (I prefer rosters to be IN the game already, rather than create my own) and in Classic Parks MUST be part of the game for me to buy.

MVP Baseball 2004 was great (although I no longer play it). MLB 2006 The Show is a much better game, and has some great classic parks. The Polo Grounds (we never could hit a HR to dead Center Field... but only TWO Major Leaguers were able to do so in tens of thousands of at bats, so we quit trying after what seemed like 1,000 swings in both HR Derby and games grooving fastballs only), Forbes Field, Shibe Park (launching pad) Griffith Stadium, Crosley Field, and one more I can't recall.

Below are screenshots from MVP 2004. I had a heck of a time finding screenshots of MLB The Show with the classic parks.... sorry. 2004 it is then....

Satchel Paige takes the hill at the Polo Grounds

32982

The Babe corkscrews himself into the ground

32983

The Polo Grounds

32984

Forbes Field

32985

Hank and the Babe in a Home Run Derby (I think this is a "created" Hank Aaron, as I don't recall him being "in the game."

32986


I wish I had some shots of MLB 2006 The Show... its a far superior game!


What systems are those?

thechefs2003
02-13-2008, 02:58 PM
Some screens of modded parks:

Kauffman 70s:
http://i13.tinypic.com/68cv76b.jpg


Those are great screenshots, except Kauffman was actually called Royals Stadium in the 70's and it was artificial turf, and they didn't retire Brett, Howser and White's numbers until the 90's.

Anyhow, my vote goes for Ebbets Field.