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    I came across an interesting thread in the Boston/Milwaukee Braves site about remains of Braves field which exist to this day. I must admit this was news to me. In NY nothing remains of either the Polo Grounds or Ebbets Field structures. However there does exist part of the outfield wall of Washington Park in Brooklyn, which is now a public utilities building wall. Washington Park was of course home to both the Brooklyn Dodgers/Superbas and Brooklyn Tip-Tops of the Federal League. Are there any actual parts of the structures of any old ballparks left besides these two aforementioned parks? Would be very interested to hear of it.
    unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
    unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
    unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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    All i no is that theres a small monument where polo grounds used to be, which is really pitifulh

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    • #3
      Here is a cool pic of Washington Park, of which few photos exist.bkn_sb.jpg
      unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
      unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
      unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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      • #4
        Another view of Washington Park.
        washin01.jpg
        unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
        unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
        unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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        • #5
          old ballparks

          There is all ready a thread here in this stadium forum that covers former sites of stadiums and includes photos of what the sites look like today.included are the polo grounds, ebbets field, wrigley field LA, forbes field, shibe park,etc.
          LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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          • #6
            polo ground

            Originally posted by kckid2599
            All i no is that theres a small monument where polo grounds used to be, which is really pitifulh
            you are right about the plaque for the polo grounds. i was there in 1988 and saw the site in person.i was also at the ebbets field site and saw the corner stone for the ebbets field apartments. there also is still stairs coming from coogans bluff today that use to take fans down to the polo grounds that still exist.
            LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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            • #7
              There is a plaque where League Park was in Cleveland. The old ticket office also remains, though it is in dreadful shape. The field is still wide open, so if you want to stand where Joe D's 56 game hitting streak ended, you can do so. Body armor is recommended, but you can do so.
              I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a Hell of an Engineer!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sschirmer
                There is a plaque where League Park was in Cleveland. The old ticket office also remains, though it is in dreadful shape. The field is still wide open, so if you want to stand where Joe D's 56 game hitting streak ended, you can do so. Body armor is recommended, but you can do so.
                So instead of guided tours, they give armed tours?
                Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
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                • #9
                  Old Ballparks

                  There is a monument standing where Crosley Field once stood. It is very hard to find though as it is nestled in an industrial area and is in the midst of a couple of companies. I had to search for it. The outfield wall of Forbes Field still stands on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. It is very nostalgic to stand in front of that wall and remember what once had stood there.
                  Last edited by icee82; 02-11-2006, 02:22 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Great American Ballpark



                    Check out one of my favorite modern day parks. Joe Randa is hitting against Kerry Wood last April at Great American Ballpark.

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                    • #11
                      No evidence of Exhibition Stadium still exists to my knowledge, however if you look at an overhead photo of the CNE grounds you will notice in the parking lot the outline of what was once a stadium. I think the homeplate for the Ex might be in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, which is next door.

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                      • #12
                        Had the pleasure of walking on the field of Exhibition Stadium when it was still home to the BlueJays in 1987. It was during the CFL season so the outfield walls were removed but I remember the stadium being hugh. At least it seemed that way to a 13 year old.
                        unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
                        unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
                        unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by theAmazingMet
                          Had the pleasure of walking on the field of Exhibition Stadium when it was still home to the BlueJays in 1987. It was during the CFL season so the outfield walls were removed but I remember the stadium being hugh. At least it seemed that way to a 13 year old.
                          It ironically had 50,000 seats, though that was the capacity for the CFL games. The design I suppose fools you alot. The 1B/3B grandstand didn't give you the illusion of a large stadium. However the OF grandstand was huge.

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