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  • #46
    Originally posted by chip View Post
    I found this photo missplaced in the Polo Grounds thread
    and thought I would post it.

    I miss this place
    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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    • #47
      I have put my photos of Cleveland stadium on my site.

      http://ballparks.phanfare.com/album/...ageID=38454954

      Click on slideshow then turn your speakers up.... and enjoy the music .. 99% of the photos are mine on the site.... check out some of the other parks and arenas on the site too too....
      It is 9:46 p.m.

      Vin Scully with the call: Two and 2 to Harvey Kuenn, one strike away. Sandy into his windup, here's the pitch.....

      Swung on and missed, a perfect game!!

      check out my personal ballpark photography site
      www.ballparks.phanfare.com

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      • #48
        The Best I've Ever Seen

        If that isn't the greatest tribute to a stadium, I want to see it!
        That was awesome, those old parks had a charm the news stadiums will never have, maybe age does it.
        My first ball game was at the old Yankee Stadium, must have been in '65, I thought it was the most beautiful place I had ever been! It was huge and had about 12,000 for a double header vs. the Twins. I digress, I know how you felt about this stadium, I feel the same about YS.
        This is magnificent, thank you very much.

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        • #49
          I went to your site and am looking at the other old parks, just looked at Shibe and the Baker Bowl, this is great.

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          • #50
            Thanks bnbusser
            That is AWSOME!

            After looking closely at the scoreboards in the Indians game photos
            and checking another website that has old box scores, I’ve found the
            dates of the games.

            The first set with the old scoreboard that had the Seagram’s “7” logo on top
            is from July 23, 1976 vs. Detroit

            The second set with the high wall in center is from September 7, 1991 vs. Toronto
            Notice the Canadian flag on the flagpole. There is also a photo with the upcoming
            schedule on the scoreboard.

            It looks like the non-game photos are from 1986 with the “This Is My Team”
            slogan on the dugout.

            Not shure when the Browns game is but it is after the Indians moved out.
            And then it looks like photos just prior to demolition.

            They are all great pics except the ones of Cleveland Browns Stadium.

            Thanks again,
            chip
            sigpic

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            • #51
              I think the "This is my team" slogan was from 1985, as in the song "Tribe '85, this is my team" set to MSB's "This is my town."

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              • #52
                its a shame they made this place where they did and had so much seating in the outfield. i see a lot of potential in this design.
                http://peterton.myminicity.com/

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                • #53
                  I remember my wrestling coach in high school who was from cleveland told us they used to jump the turnstyles because no one gave a crap about the Indians and get the one guy with the fake id to buy them all beer. Sounds like a fun place to watch some bad baseball for years!
                  The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                  • #54
                    Here's a great aerial picture of Cleveland taken in June 1931.
                    Say hello on Twitter @BSmile & Facebook "Baseball by BSmile"

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                    • #55
                      Picture taken during the 1954 All-Star Game on July 13, 1954
                      Say hello on Twitter @BSmile & Facebook "Baseball by BSmile"

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                      • #56
                        Welcome to the 1954 World Series - October 1, 1954
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                        • #57
                          1) View from the bleachers - 1954 All-Star Game

                          2) View from the bleachers (just a few seats over) - 1954 World Series

                          I'd have to say that 1954 was a pretty good year for Cleveland....or least it was pretty good for Cleveland Stadium.
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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                            I'd have to say that 1954 was a pretty good year for Cleveland....or least it was pretty good for Cleveland Stadium.
                            Yep, I got DVD of some of the World Series and am looking for same of the NFL championship
                            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.
                            Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

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                            • #59
                              Whitey Ford delivers a pitch - 1954 All-Star Game
                              Say hello on Twitter @BSmile & Facebook "Baseball by BSmile"

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by BSmile View Post
                                Welcome to the 1954 World Series - October 1, 1954
                                What a different time, man that mascot looks so racsit to me now!
                                The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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