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  1. #41
    My favorite scoreboards are
    • 1.Shea stadium
    • 2.Candlestick park (old 1960s model)
    • 3. Polo grounds (With Rheingold sign)
    • 4.Wrigley Feild
    • 5.Connie Mack stadium
    • 6.Yankee stadium(Early1970s)
    • 7.Baltimore Memorial stadium (1970s with CHARGE sign)
    • 8.Crosley feild
    • 9.Atlanta Fulton county stadium
    • 10.Ebetts Feild

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    Polo Grounds

    Here is a photo from 1956 showing the left field scoreboard at the polo grounds. you can also see the cigarette box ad next to the scoreboard.
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    Polo Grounds

    Here is a nice photo showing the scoreboard at the polo grounds in 1962 and 1963 with the rheingold beer sign.
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  4. #44
    Great photos Donald. The main scoreboard at the Polo Grounds as shown did not have out of town scores. Only the game being played was shown. Donald, do you have any photos of the scoreboard, during a football game?
    Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957 View Post
    Here is a nice photo showing the scoreboard at the polo grounds in 1962 and 1963 with the rheingold beer sign.
    Great picture PG that Rheingold sign rocks the house C60

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    Quote Originally Posted by otis89 View Post
    Which stadium's scoreboard has never been hit by a home run?
    Which stadium's scoreboard has been hit? Besides Fenway, I cant think of any.

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by skobabe8 View Post
    Which stadium's scoreboard has been hit? Besides Fenway, I cant think of any.
    This one been hit...



    and this one...



    So has this one long gone...



    Lots of the older ballparks had their main scoreboards built into the outfield walls--and they were routinely hit: Shibe Park, Ebbets Field, Forbes Field, Griffith Stadium...
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    And I thought this was useless trivia... A couple of years ago I took B.P. at Comerica Park, and I found out that the out-of-town scoreboard (which was replaced this year, apparently) used 40 watt bulbs to show the digits and team abbreviations.
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  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by otis89 View Post
    Which stadium's scoreboard has never been hit by a home run?
    The polo grounds. the scoreboard out in centerfield in 1962 and 1963 when the mets played there was 505ft from homeplate and also was the clubhouse.
    There was only 3 times that a homerun was hit in the centerfield bleachers in the majors. there was one time that a player in the negro leagues hit a homerun in the bleachers at the polo grounds in the 1940s.
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    The one at Comerica was the biggest at the time it was constructed. Don't know how long that lasted, and just being the biggest isn't anything to be proud of, any more than having a carousel.

    Here's that behemoth from underneath:
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Chance View Post
    The one at Comerica was the biggest at the time it was constructed. Don't know how long that lasted, and just being the biggest isn't anything to be proud of, any more than having a carousel.

    Here's that behemoth from underneath:
    That claim was always a joke. The structure was perhaps the biggest, but the actual scoreboard was and is pretty small by comparative standards.

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    These are mostly images I have previously posted in other threads, but are all appropriate for this great new topic:





    These are my recreations of the main and auxilliary scoreboards at Yankee Stadium during the 1960's. I originally created these as improvements to the ones that were made for the Yankee Stadium model by Bauer Diamonds.

    An interesting bit of low-tech trivia: in order to show which team was at bat, the team names signs would rotate with the name of the batting team indicated in RED.
    This was seen on both field-level boards as well on the main scoreboard in both the line score and the batting order sections (My main scoreboard illustration is therefore wrong for showing the Yanks at bat as it was created way before my research was complete).



    Finally, here is a photo of Mickey Mantle at bat on August 28th, 1966 against the Tigers taken by my father. The massive Stadium scoreboard looms like a gigantic computer in right-center and if you can just barely make out the "Yanks" and "New York" being darker (red) on all the boards to show they are at bat.

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    Those are fabulous pictures of the old yankee stadium scoreboard C60

  14. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by KingNothing13 View Post
    How about pics from inside the manual scoreboards?

    I have seen Fenway many times, but never inside the one in Wrigley.

    inside of wrigley scoreboard
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    Great photos from inside the Wrigley scoreboard.
    Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
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    Great photos from inside the Wrigley scoreboard.
    Very cool pics. I wonder how hot it gets in there in the summer.

  17. #57
    i heard that it gets extremely hot and stuffy on hot and humid days.

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    I'm not trying to sell any of this stuff, but thought it was interesting when I was Googling something else that these came up. They're selling replicas of bygone scoreboards & clocks. Apparently somebody knows that these things are of interest to a certain segment of the population.

    Polo Grounds


    Ebbets Field


    Crosley Field


    Sportsman's Park

    There are a couple more, but you get the idea.

    Hey, wait a minute.....is is ALWAYS ten after ten?
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    Here are a couple of unusual views of the scoreboard at Comerica Park, taken the first Saturday of this month:
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    ...and the second one.
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