Lots of good Sportsman's Park photos on a couple of other threads. Try the fantastic Panoramic Pictures by BSmile thread in the History Of The Game in the General Baseball section. This is one FANTASTIC thread Sportsman's Park or not, Period! Also check out the Bill's Babe Ruth Photos thread also in the History of the Game in the same section. Bill Burgess = Fabulous!
1907 Sportsman's Park Photos
Here are four "new" photos of Sportsman's Park when homeplate and the grandstands where and the NW corner of the block--Spring and Sullivan (prior to the move to the configuration the park would have for the rest of its life):
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Looking from centerfield in toward homeplate and the grandstand.
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Looking toward homeplate from foul territory beyond first base.
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Looking from foul territory behind first base toward right and centerfield.
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Looking from homeplate toward the leftfield corner.
Last edited by Lpeters199; 09-21-2008 at 02:58 PM.
Sporting News, 1937. Sportsman's Park's turn. Only place in the majors with broiled hot dogs!
That's a nice article. It's interesting that he doesn't mention anything about segregated seating in the pavilion.
Yes, Gussie Busch closed off the centerfield bleachers and mounted planter boxes on the benches in which were planted shrubs for a new hitter's background. Also, for big games like the world series, several rows of temporary seats were added in front of the existing seats, going from foul pole to foul pole.
Originally Posted by Brownieand45sfan
Last edited by Chuck; 12-25-2012 at 04:58 PM.
Credit for all but the last photo on the post by "Stan the Man" should go to Bernard Waxman who took these and a couple dozen more photos, taken in '61 and '62.
Last edited by Chuck; 12-25-2012 at 05:09 PM.
That aerial view to which disgreg or shouless joe3 refers (this thread is too confusing for me) as being taken in 1915 couldn't have been taken in 1915 because the expansion of the ballparks grandstand to the foul poles didn't occur until the '20's when the Browns management erroneously predicted the Browns would win a pennant.
Last edited by Chuck; 12-25-2012 at 11:05 PM.
That looks like Bob Feller walking from the visitor's dugout to the mound.
Originally Posted by disgrig