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    Braves Field - Check it out!

    http://www.ballparktour.com/Former_Boston.html

    I never knew that parts of Braves Field were still standing and used for Boston University. Imagine, you can sit in the exact same Pavilion and close your eyes and I bet you can almost hear the crowd watching Babe Ruth pitching for the Red Sox in the 1916 World Series!

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    The entrance to Braves Field is striking.

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    At least it wasn't totally destroyed like some other great ballparks.
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    Which proves that the politicos running Boston in the mid 50's were much smarter than the idiots WE had running City Hall in NY in 1960!!

    c.

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    Wow, a slugger would really eat his heart out with 550' to center and 402' to the corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DODGER DEB
    Which proves that the politicos running Boston in the mid 50's were much smarter than the idiots WE had running City Hall in NY in 1960!!

    c.
    Not quite, they let the wrong team leave Boston!!!! If only they had a few more years...

    And you would never know part of Nickerson Field was once Braves Field. The designers BU hired did an exceptional job, could never notice that part of the stands were over 90 years old...I didn't even notice until my father pointed that fact out and showed the plaque honoring the stadium.

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    Always nice to see an old stadium get a new life, at least in some capacity. When Yankee Stadium's demise inevitably arrives I hope at least part of the structure is left. I have heard that the playing field will be kept for local high school and college use.


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    Many old stadiums have been destroyed in the name of "progress", such as the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, but I think more progress, and money, would be made if they were left open as tourist attractions, glad that Braves Field is still partly standing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efin98
    Not quite, they let the wrong team leave Boston!!!! If only they had a few more years...
    Very true. We might have Boston fans with their team winning 13 straight division titles, and only one World Series in those division titles, the Boston fans would be fuming. Meanwhile... in Atlanta

    We would have fans celebrating their first World Series in 86 years. Go Atlanta Red Sox!

    Seriously, though, the Braves move from Boston to Milwaukee might have been the most significant happening in baseball history. What would have happened if the Boston Braves had Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Warren Spahn, and all the greats that lifted the great Milwaukee Braves of the late 1950s? What would be the Red Sox fate? Boston probably wouldn't be big enough to have two teams. It would have changed the whole history of the game.

    What would happen if the Braves never did move to Milwaukee? That is a fascinating question, that brings up many frightening answers, especially to Red Sox fans.
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    The Red Sox of that era were all offense, some defense. The Braves were all defense, little offense. Bring in Eddie Matthews and Hank Aaron and you change the dynamic of the game. Fans flock to Braves Field to see the hot young team, the Sox are forced to make moves to get the team in the right direction...and the rest is history.

    Who knows what teams would have ended up where. Who knows how the AL and NL would look and which cities would have gotten each others teams. Only one thing is certain, it's a shame it all had to happen in the first place...

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    Lou Perrini wanted to stay in Boston at least one more year, to see if the fans would support the team. When faced with the possibility of Bill Veeck and the Browns grabbing Milwaukee first, he had to make the move. Thats why the move was so sudden , announced just a couple of months before the start of the season.Aaron , Mathews, Spahn were all on that team. It would have been interesting to see if the fans would have come out.
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    This is what N.Y. Politicians let happen in 1960s.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKIE42
    This is what N.Y. Politicians let happen in 1960s.




    That's just sad, Jackie, it really is. As I said before, so many great symbols of history have been destroyed in the name of progress, when in reality, more progress and money would be made by keeping them around as tourist attractions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 538280
    That's just sad, Jackie, it really is. As I said before, so many great symbols of history have been destroyed in the name of progress, when in reality, more progress and money would be made by keeping them around as tourist attractions.
    Every time I see these pictures I get pissed off again.
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    I know Marvin Kratter built the Ebbets Field apartments, anyone know who built the Polo Grounds apartments?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonypug
    I know Marvin Kratter built the Ebbets Field apartments, anyone know who built the Polo Grounds apartments?

    Probably another Kratter family member!

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    And fitting for the trend, BU built several high rise dorms on the site of what I believe would be the grand stand...

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    And what about glorious Penn Station? That was a tragedy too.

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    Noticed another remnant of Braves field is still seen: the footprint of the stadium is clearly visible from the air and in the buildings built on the old grand stand area. Plus the old support for the grand stand is visible as a wall for the near goal for the home team, covered in ivy yet still visible as some sort of former support structure above field level as seen here ...
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    This is my favorite shot of the old Braves Field




    The scoreboard seen here was installed in 1948 and then moved to Kansas City in 1955



    Nickerson Field in 2005

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