Okay, these have all been reposted before, but I'm posting them again because I just discovered something.
These are probably the two best albums that exist of latter-day Crosley, both taken by fans - and I just realized that both were taken on the same day, Sunday August 31, 1969, which really boggles the mind. As noted before, Reds won 7-5, rocking Bob Gibson of all people. Bench, Perez HRs for the Reds, Shannon, Flood round-trippers for the Cards. With the win, the Reds moved into a tie with the Giants in the NL West, with the eventual pennant winning Braves 2 games back. Cards dropped 10.5 games behind the Cubs.
Among other amazing things in having two albums of the same day, the Merritt warmup and second Gibson warmup photo were taken about 2 minutes apart!
Also, the first two were posted by icee82 a few years ago, who discovered the first album here from good old Pat on Picasa, but were posted smaller; I wanted to pull them out to their largest size that the forum allows to really get a good look. Have also put up links for the largest sizes available overall for all. So let's put them all together in one post, in their biggest sizes once and for all! Enjoy them, again.
Curt Flood double, either in the 5th or 8th inning.
Jim Merritt warming
Now here's Greg Frazier's album, taken along the right field line. These are at their largest sizes.
So long, Crosley...
Last edited by alpineinc; 02-21-2013 at 09:14 AM.
Circus in town? Looks like late '30's, early '40's...
Can somebody fill me in on how Mudcat Grant got to St Louis? Who did the Twins get in the trade, if that's what it was?
Grant was dealt from the Twins along with Zoilo Versalles to the Dodgers for Ron Perranoski, Johnny Roseboro and Bob Miller... he got to the Cardinals via Montreal who traded him to St. Louis for Gary Waslewski....
It is 9:46 p.m.
Vin Scully with the call: Two and 2 to Harvey Kuenn, one strike away. Sandy into his windup, here's the pitch.....
Swung on and missed, a perfect game!!
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Saturday August 1, 1959, Reds won the game 12-3. Johnny Temple is waiting to lead off the bottom of the 7th. Bob Purkey was not only the winning pitcher, but hit a grand slam as well.
Many folks standing for the 7th inning stretch too. Great find!!
Didn't those two buildings beyond the outfield wall come down the next year or shortly thereafter to put the freeway in?
The laundry came down in the fall/winter of 1960 to make room for parking and then the expressway.
Night action, circa early '50's
Great seats! Kluszewski at bat, early '50's
pix of first mlb night game hit by phils ethan allen 5/24/35, a double to right(?).
good clear image taken by earl payne, engineer from cincinnati gas & electric - subcontractor to g.e.
video by payne's son on "light baseball", with many more good images...
Last edited by Paul W; 03-15-2013 at 08:45 PM.
the turd in the punchbowl
reality really sucks.
enjoy the game more...
"2 Color Snapshot Photos from the 1962 season at Crosley Field. The photos were taken on Fan Camera Day. One photo shows Bob Purkey with young fan with the famous right field Moon Porch stands in the background. The other photo has Jim O'Toole and Wally Post posing for fans."