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  • #76
    Originally posted by Chisox73
    #2. Tiger Stadium Correct!
    1. The first night game in World Series history ws played in this park.

    2. This stadium's original grandstand was built in 1879 and hosted horse racing, stage shows, football and other sporting events, fireworks displays, livestock judging and other fair events. It later became an MLB stadium.

    3. This stadium's wacky 70s promotions included:

    --Wedlock and Headlock Night, when 34 couples were married at home plate before a game, and a wrestling match was presented after the game;

    -- Races in which radio announcers and the club owner rode on the backs of ostriches;

    -- The "$25,000 Cash Scramble," in which $25,000 in single bills was scattered over the field and fans chosen at random were given 2 minutes to grab as much cash as they could;

    -- Wishbone Salad Dressing Night, in which fans scrambled through a huge salad bowl to find keys to a new car;

    -- Mattress Stacking Night, when a local fraternity set a record for the most people stacked atop a single mattress.

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    • #77
      1. Three Rivers Stadium

      2. Polo Grounds

      3. Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Chisox73
        1. Three Rivers Stadium - correct

        2. Polo Grounds -wrong Original Coogan's Hollow Polo Grounds built in 1891, not 1879.

        3. Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium - correct That wacky Ted Turner
        Bonus Question: This club owner had a personal apartment built into the outfield wall. (Name the ballpark and EXTRA bonus to name the owner)
        Last edited by Elvis; 01-24-2006, 06:14 PM.

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        • #79
          bill veeck in sportsman's park, i believe
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          • #80
            Originally posted by Elvis9045
            This stadium's original grandstand was built in 1879 and hosted horse racing, stage shows, football and other sporting events, fireworks displays, livestock judging and other fair events. It later became an MLB stadium.

            Answer: Exhibition Stadium, Toronto.

            Bonus Question: This club owner had a personal apartment built into the outfield wall. (Name the ballpark and EXTRA bonus to name the owner)

            Answer: Judge Roy Hofheinz/Astrodome
            The Astrodome apartment is seen in this photo in between the Coke sign and the upper deck.



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            • #81
              i didn't know that about the astrodome. interesting. but i'm also pretty sure bill veeck lived in sportsman's park for a while in the 50s. look it up.
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