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    Another park with not a lot of photo representation.

    The site for three World Series – but only one involving the Braves.

    All of these photos except one are undated. The photo with the play at First Base is from Game 2 of the 1948 World Series (10.7.48). Bob Elliott of the Braves has just grounded into a Double Play with Indians 1B Eddie Robinson stretching to catch the throw.

    Others are an aerial shot, crowds outside the ticket office, a lonely Braves fan in the last Boston season of 1952, and then the weeds taking hold of the park in 1953. I can't tell if the 1952 photo of the one Braves fan is from the stands in the LF corner or the RF corner. Maybe someone has another aerial photo that would identify the building behind the stands he is sitting as to what side of the park it was.
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    July 30, 1978 @ Yankee Stadium (DH vs. Minnesota) My childhood introduction in-person to the greatest game ever.

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    Second set of Braves Field photos

    These last two photos provide an interesting history.

    First, they seem to me to be taken from the same game.

    Interesting point of reference is that beyond the right field “Jury Box” stands is the football scoreboard, which still displays the score of the last football game, which using my magnifying glass, says that Boston lost 20-6. Internet searches reveal that game is not the Boston University Terriers*, but the Boston College Eagles, who lost to Wake Forest on September 21, 1951. The Braves had 6 home games remaining in 1951 after that date, of which judging by the “size” of the crowd means that the photos were taken against the Giants on Sunday, Sept. 30 (13,209 in attendance). The Saturday game drew considerably less at 7,091. The four midweek games (incl. a DH) against the Dodgers only drew 5,670; 2,444; and 2,086, so I know it can’t be those games.

    I believe the photos were possibly taken that weekend against the Giants by someone (or a fan) chronicling the Giants then hopeful miracle comeback. (it had yet to be completed). All of the 6 Braves home games were day games. Of course it doesn't help that the left field baseball scoreboard isn't in any of the picturs to verify opponents, line-ups, etc., but wonderful photos, nonetheless.

    *There isn’t any information online on Boston University game scores from 1925-1946.

    Only other Boston College home game that I came across with a 20-6 score relative to that period was against Holy Cross in the season finale on November 29, 1947, which would mean that the scoreboard was left alone with the score all winter and that the baseball game is during 1948. Highly unlikely.
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    Last edited by sflnyc; 10-08-2007, 12:23 PM.
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    July 30, 1978 @ Yankee Stadium (DH vs. Minnesota) My childhood introduction in-person to the greatest game ever.

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    • #3
      Sporting News, 1937. Anyone for Bees Field? Only concession stand in majors which carries full line of chewing tobacco!

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      • #4
        1947 Sporting News, from Gene Mack of the Boston Globe.

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        • #5
          Stadium blueprints/drawing from Osborn Engineering, 1915.

          Last edited by alpineinc; 08-18-2015, 11:17 PM.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the blueprints. It proves that the main grandstand was at an obtuse angle.
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            • #7
              Wednesday, August 9, 1950, Giants and Braves wrapping up a 3 game set, and after dropping the first two Boston would win this one, 3-2, with 10,367 on hand, with only 10 hits by both teams and Bob Chipman pitching a CG in a tidy 1:59. The win kept the 2nd place Braves 5 games behind Philadelphia, and would finish 4th.


              Sam Jethroe at bat, Wes Westrum catching. Jethroe was the Braves' first African-American ballplayer, arriving in 1950, and won the Rookie-Of-The-Year that season at age 33, leading the majors with 35 steals. Unfortunately he had few years left, and his major league career was over by 1954.

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              Bottom of the 4th, and Sid Gordon cruises into second after doubling to right to score Bob Elliott with the game's first run

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              Giants manager Leo Durocher has a few words for the umps during the bottom of the 5th

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              • #8
                August 8, 1950 Giants at Braves

                This pic was taken on August 8, 1950 at Braves Field
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                • #9
                  Check out this photo from September 1951

                  Check out the scoreboard in this pic. It is similar to the ones posted by sflnyc.
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                  • #10
                    Same game as above
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                    • #11
                      At 40 years old, Babe homered and singled off Carl Hubbell on Opening Day, 1935.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by icee82 View Post
                        Same game as above
                        why is there a score on the football scoreboard during a baseball game? Unless it was during football season too, and even for away games they changed the score on the scoreboard.

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                        • #13
                          Here is one more from that same Dodger Brave game in September 1951.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jimmyjimjimz View Post
                            why is there a score on the football scoreboard during a baseball game? Unless it was during football season too, and even for away games they changed the score on the scoreboard.

                            That was an auxiliary scoreboard for football ... my guess is that picture was taken on a Sunday in September, and Boston College had played a game there on the day before

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                            • #15
                              Anyone notice the little quirk in the Braves Field main scoreboard in the big pics above? It listed the strikes ahead of the balls, for some unknown reason. This board eventually became the main scoreboard at old Municipal Stadium here in K.C.
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