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  • #31
    From the 1975 All-Star Game in Milwaukee, caption reads:

    Brewer's slugger Hank Aaron (R) jokes with Pete Rose, (L) of the Cincinnati Reds prior to the start of the All Star Game at Milwaukee's County Stadium. Johnny Bench is shown to the right of them.
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    • #32
      Kind of a sad one. Original caption:

      A large section of the right field upper grandstand falls after demolition workers cut steel and concrete away from the rest of the structure of County Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 24, 2001. Cables were used to pull the upper grandstand toward the inside of the stadium, in preparation for the opening of newly constructed Miller Park.
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      • #33
        A nice view of the 3rd base side, 1971. Not too many fans for this game.
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        • #34
          Not Many Fans?

          That was a full house compared to some games I had gone to. We went to a double header against the Blue Jays in 96. We sat in the upper deck and were able to count the fans at the game. They said 15000+, but we physically counted them and ended up each with 42s and 43s as totals.

          We started having fun with it and had a loud guy sit on the first base side as well and started to talk to each other across the field. Eventually we brought up the classic Miller Lite chants until security "asked" us to quit as it was interupting.

          Someone! Please post a photo of the Tijuana-esque sheet metal exterior to our own little version of a border shanty.

          It was a grand old girl though.

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          • #35
            I miss the beer keg!
            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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            • #36
              The Keg

              It was more enjoyable before it was taken down the first time. At that time Bernie would be flying down that slide and crash through th doors which let out a ton of baloons. When they brought it back the for the second version; he slide gingerly in, opened the door manually, and just a few baloons were released. Half the fun was watching the crash.

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              • #37
                I have almost 200 photos on my site of old County stadium... most of them shot by myself. Here is the link. Click on slideshow and turn your speakers on.. enjoy...

                http://ballparks.phanfare.com/album/...ageID=36768150
                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!!

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                • #38
                  That is a Great Slide Show!

                  Sitting here watching that show make you miss the Old Girl.

                  The photos from 1976 were from the week leading up to the All-Star game. I love seeing the guy laying out in the infield tanning. Only in Milwaukee.

                  You have some great photos of the cutting edge score board and sound system. The yellow lights that you couldn't read at all during the day and was outdated the morning after it went up. And the speaker tower in center that you could only hear a third of the time as it rotated across the stadium.

                  Check out those brown post in the tunnels. I don't think they had ever painted those things.

                  One thing that is really missing from the new place around the league is that bullpen positioning. Almost any game you wanted you could sit out there and hold conversations with those guys and listen in on thier conversations. The pull pen has some real interesting folks out there.

                  And the night Photos from the 1991 season. All 3000 people there on any night. That was our treat during college. After classes and practices, just head over there and take in a few innings from the bleachers.

                  At that place; it wasn't even about the game. It was about just hanging out with friends and enjoying a few nights before we would go back into the deep freeze of winter. Most high school games around the country are more intense than those nights were. That feeling has all changed with the dome.

                  And then I look down at the Opening Day tickets for tomorrow and I come back to reality and am so thankful for what we have now. And not just because going to Opening Day at the old place in eight layers of winter clothing and still being cold was the norm.

                  As unpleasant as it may sound; it is too bad that no one ever had the thought of snapping a shot of the creative bathroom layout for male urination. I don't think most people would ever believe that unless they saw it for themselves.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by bnbusser View Post
                    I have almost 200 photos on my site of old County stadium... most of them shot by myself. Here is the link. Click on slideshow and turn your speakers on.. enjoy...

                    http://ballparks.phanfare.com/album/...ageID=36768150
                    Great slideshow, loooooooooooong, but really great. Feels like I've been there. (the music stinks though). Love how the field is a little league field now.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by steveironcity View Post
                      Is it just me, or was county stadium a wrigley in the suburbs? from the pics i have ssen, it looked alot like wrigley
                      I always thought the same thing.
                      It does have a very Wrigley look to it and it was a classic park.

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                      • #41
                        Wrigley? You think so?

                        Wrigley always struck me as being really cramped. Obviously built in another era. That's not the way I remember County Stadium at all.

                        It was more like Dodger Stadium (no surprises there, huh?) than anything else.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by six4three View Post
                          Wrigley? You think so?

                          Wrigley always struck me as being really cramped. Obviously built in another era. That's not the way I remember County Stadium at all.

                          It was more like Dodger Stadium (no surprises there, huh?) than anything else.

                          I am talking about the upper deck configuration.
                          It has that same look and shape to it. Maybe that is because you do not see many parks with the beams supporting the upper deck any more.

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                          • #43
                            Oh. I get what you're saying now.

                            I suppose so, being that there are very few parks which still have support beams. I guess they're just not part of my most prominent memories of County Stadium.

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                            • #44
                              Here are some photos of County Stadium that I took



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                              • #45
                                Here are some great photos of County Stadium from the 1957 World Series on Flickr:


                                (Uploaded to Flickr.com by user KlickerChick on December 29, 2005; described as having been taken October 1, 1957. Link to original Flickr.com post: here)


                                (Uploaded to Flickr.com by user KlickerChick on December 29, 2005; described as having been taken October 6, 1957. Link to original Flickr.com post: here)


                                (Uploaded to Flickr.com by user KlickerChick on February 3, 2008. Link to original Flickr.com post: here)

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