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    Here is a nice cleveland indian team photo that shows old league park in cleveland. there was a small portion of the stands still standing of this stadium around 14 years ago + the ticket and office buiding on the corner.you could also see the dugout in front of the stands. they had the stands fenced off because they were not safe back in 1993.the section that was kept was on the first base side of the stand and can be seen in this photo.Does these stands still exist today or have they been torn down.
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    My understanding is there's just a small part of a wall left
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    • #3
      League Park

      Originally posted by RuthMayBond
      My understanding is there's just a small part of a wall left
      If this is the case then they tore down those stands in the last couple of years. i heard somewhere about a possible renovation of the property. they could have renovated that small stands area.When i was there 14 years ago there was a portion of the wall standing along side of these stands.
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      • #4
        League Park Stands

        Here is a photo of the league park stands that i took 14 years ago at the league park site. i am hoping that these stands are still there today. these were located on the first base side of the stadium.
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        • #5
          This is what I believe is left
          league park photo 1


          which is the bottom left hand corner of this picture
          photo 2

          Which I believe still has grandstands


          I also believe Cleveland is attempting to restore the park somewhat
          Last edited by Ubiquitous; 03-30-2007, 01:02 PM.

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          • #6
            League Park

            Originally posted by Ubiquitous View Post
            This is what I believe is left


            which is the bottom left hand corner of this picture


            Which I believe still has grandstands


            I also believe Cleveland is attempting to restore the park somewhat
            I hope to god that they were not crazy to have torn down these stands which is exactly how it looked when i was there 14 years ago.it would be great to see a renovation and the keeping of these stands which is all that is left of league park besides the wall and ticket office building.Does anyone know how old this photo is.
            LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
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            • #7
              I read somewhere and I don't remember where that what was once the right field grandstands has been torn down.
              Maybe someone on this site can verify this.

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              • #8
                It's gone. The building and wall may still be there. I used this site:

                http://local.live.com/

                to navigate to Cleveland as well as many other locations of past ballparks. Use the "bird's eye" view to see oblique images.

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                • #9
                  http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v...5300&encType=1


                  Here is what I believe is the site. This thing is pretty cool!
                  Last edited by Shotgun Shuba; 04-05-2007, 03:14 PM.
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                  • #10
                    League Park

                    Well i see that these people in cleveland were ignorant to have torn down those stands that were part of league park in stead of renovating them.
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                    • #11
                      I have become very intrigued by this park. When I look at what appears to be a residential neighborhood like the one I grew up in and think of the likes of Dimaggio, Gehrig, Speaker, Foxx and the Babe walking those grounds it gives me goosebumps. It really shows you how great the old parks were and how mega-parks in the middle of parking lots are not always so great.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by POLO GROUNDS 1957 View Post
                        Well i see that these people in cleveland were ignorant to have torn down those stands that were part of league park in stead of renovating them.
                        Do you really think it's more important to the city of Cleveland to renovate a 100' piece of former seating from a meaningless ballpark instead of giving it to teachers or policemen?

                        They dumped that part of the park because they probably didn't want to get sued when someone fell off it. There's no need to renovate League Park.
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                        • #13
                          Good thread idea. What's there now at sites of old ballparks?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ElHalo View Post
                            Good thread idea. What's there now at sites of old ballparks?
                            http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=30132
                            Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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                            • #15
                              League Park

                              Originally posted by Sean O View Post
                              Do you really think it's more important to the city of Cleveland to renovate a 100' piece of former seating from a meaningless ballpark instead of giving it to teachers or policemen?

                              They dumped that part of the park because they probably didn't want to get sued when someone fell off it. There's no need to renovate League Park.
                              Well the stadium was torn down around 1950 and its crazy for anyone to tear down that part of the ballpark after all of these years instead of renovating.i was there years ago and took photos and those stands were fenced off so nobody could get in there.granted the area around there is terrible.but the stands should have been renovated instead some idiot decides to tear them down after all of these years. that would be like the city of boston or the university tearing down whats left of braves field after all of these years. at least the people in boston lealize what they have there with whats left of braves field.the city of cleveland sounds to me to be alot like the city of detroit with there mission to tear down tiger stadium.:disbelief:
                              LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
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