Here's a horizontal comparison with 1979 and 2004.
Here's a horizontal comparison with 1979 and 2004.
How can I go to that site? There are a lot of places I would like to compare with a Now and Then look.
I took the liberty of cutting and pasting some of the Jerry Reuss photos to make pans out of them.
I had to stitch them myself since they were copyrighted photos.
I don't mean any disrespect to JR, but I grew up there and I have some of the exact same photo angles in 1991 and 1993 and wanted to compare them to the photo's that I had.
Also, I wanted to paste them together to giver everyone a full look at the stadium.
They are really some great photo's JR.
I have this exact same in 1993 and I am trying to find all of the prints to scan.
Here is a post card that shows the bleachers instead of seats down the first base line.
Look to the left and you will see aluminum bleachers with arm rests.
Old Scoreboard not getting much love
Last edited by Arlington Stadium Child; 09-06-2010 at 11:35 PM.
JC, Thank you for that comment.
I just had a very long day at work + overtime because of a water line break.
I just laughed my ass off and didn't think that would happen after my day at work and then just checking on my Rangers score.
I'd never noticed the two fences/netting behind home plate. One low and another on the section behind it. I wonder how long that lasted?
The double netting lasted until the expansion of 1978. I guess they used two because of the proportionof the two levels.
Better to have two 15' high screens than to have one 30' screen.
They didn't go with a net from the bottom to the press box because that would cause some of the best seats in the house to be "limited view" as was the case for OYS in this picture.
I don't know why they never used it, but behind the padding that is behind home plate, there were areas for cameras or ground level seating.
There could have been some great photos and video taken from there.
In March of 1993, I went in and walked around and saw that they were replacing the padding behind the plate. There wasn't any up and I noticed these two large rectangels. I thought that they were going to utilize them and that they were additions even though it was the last season at Arlington Stadium.
I didn't see them in use on Opening Night vs. Red Sox but did see them in a picture from the Yearbook that year that had a Tribute to Arlington Stadium.
You can see them in this photo from Turnpike Stadium that may have already been posted here.
Last edited by Paul W; 09-08-2010 at 10:30 PM.
Paul, that is an interesting theory but I actually climbed down in there and it was completly sealed off. The only way to get in there was through the openings.
This just came to me though, there were some sliding windows that were still there. They were milky white with water stains and partially broken.
My only thought is that they were only used when the D/FW Spurs (Houston AA) played there from 1965-1971 and they were never used once the Rangers started to play there in 1972.
I can also say that they may have never been used because it was dank and wet in there and was prone to flooding. It smelled bad like there was mold and mildew. Not to mention all of the warning track runoff that would erode from the field.
Have you been to the Forbes Field site? I haven't but knew that the outfield wall was still there on part of the campus of Pitt.
I told my friend in 1994 about it while he was there for the All Star game and had no idea. He and his mom went to look for it and he got me some great photos of it.
Players were smaller then too. No Roids in the Forbes, Shibe or Sportsmans Parks clubhouses.
Here is footage minus the audio because of MLB stupid rules. Beautiful music though.
Tribute to Arlington Stadium and shots of The Ballpark in Arlington's first day with Rain Delay.
Nice video. Growing up on the east coast, Arlington Stadium was a place I never saw alot of.
That annoys me about MLB Advanced Media not allowing audio. You could put up a 35 year old regular-season game clip that Uncle Joe taped in his basement, and MLB will have it taken down for "copyright infringement" (despite the fact that it is the only remaining footage of that game left in the world).
Funny thing about that video is that there were no play-by-play calls on it. If anything, the footage itself of plays and what not should be flagged.
I made a Highlights CD For tailgating and posted one of the tracks on Youtube. It lasted a week.
Rockies fan living in Texas
I have home footage of it on an old Sony 8MM Video Cam Corder. I don't currently have a power source to it but my friend has the exact same one so maybe I can borrow his and transfer it over.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
They were made permenant sometime during the 70's. I am pretty sure it was between 1977 and 1978 when they expanded and added the upper deck. In some of the earlier pictures, there are no portals or tunnels seen that went down to the concessions and restrooms that were down there when the stadium was demolished. I am pretty sure those were added with that expansion.