Everyone: I have a big interest in North American geography as well as being a baseball fan and I decided to post a interesting observation I found about Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark and before
that Riverfront Stadium: They are/were the closest big league ballparks to a state line in the MLB.
On a visit to Cincinnati back in the 90s I walked in the Downtown/Riverfront Stadium area including walking over the Roebling Bridge to Covington,Kentucky and I wondered about the odd placement of signs marking the state boundary line-on the Cincinnati side-and after looking at some detailed maps and asking about Ohio geography I found that the Ohio River in that area is actually entirely considered Kentucky
territory across to the Ohio side riverbank...and since both ballparks are on the riverfront the south front on the Ohio River is basically on the state line.
There are some other ballparks that are close to state boundary lines-Busch Stadium in St. Louis and
Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia are within a mile or two of the Missouri/Illinois and the Pennsylvania/New Jersey state lines respectively but Cincinnati wins this distinction.
Another observation I will mention is that Coamerica Park in Detroit is the closest big league ballpark to the US/Canada international boundary line-within also a mile or two of Windsor,Ontario.
I don't want to go off topic but I feel that this should be also mentioned as a geographical observation.
Since the Reds are a regional team drawing fans from a large area centering on SW Ohio I realize that many Kentuckians and for that matter Southern Indiana baseball fans follow the Reds.
I also find maps showing "fansheds" interesting showing which areas follow which big league team...
I realize that Ohio is divided between the Reds and Indians...and I wonder as a good example how those in Columbus are more Reds or Indians fans...
If anyone can link or has information concerning these topics I will definitely be interested and I thank all in advance for any input here-Long Island Mike