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Vintage Stadium Archive...Long Gone Or Forgotten

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  • Vintage Stadium Archive...Long Gone Or Forgotten

    Here are a collection of old school ballparks from different cities, most that are no longer standing. Most are large pics, which can be viewed in full by clicking on the link. Feel free to add any pics of old parks you have. The more obscure the stadium, and the larger the pic, the better (so as to get a good feel of the long gone parks). 56K warning!! High speed internet recommended

    Maybe Bill Burgess, BSmile etc can cross post some of their vintage stadium pics from the History of the game thread here. There are some good ones over there.


    West Side Park Chicago
    1907
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    1908
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    1908
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    1904


    1904 South Side Park
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    1903 Opening Day At Old Polo Grounds


    1901 Fire At Robison Field St Louis


    1910 Hilltop Park New York
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    1904 Yale Vs Princeton
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    Last edited by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock; 05-26-2008, 07:01 PM. Reason: Fix link

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    Neato, cool pics. I especially dig the people up to (and over) the foul line at South Side Park.

    I also didn't think warning tracks were standard on parks until well after 1904, so what's up with that yale/princeton pic?
    http://www.virtualfenway.com

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      Brooklyn National Grounds (Ebbets)
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      Bennett Park Detroit

      1907
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      1909
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      Griffith Stadium Washington DC

      1933 World Series


      1924 World Series


      1923 Opening Day Crowd
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      1913 Polo Grounds NY
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      1910 League Park Cleveland
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      Miscell Shots From League Park
      Last edited by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock; 05-26-2008, 07:35 PM. Reason: Fix Link

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      • #4
        the fans, the players, the workers, everyone... were so classy back then. Compare to today.

        Great pics!!

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          Opening Day 1923 photo, I didn't realize Black people could sit in the same sections as White people, I thought segregation would have had a section just for African Amer.

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            Originally posted by YankeeFanBx View Post
            Opening Day 1923 photo, I didn't realize Black people could sit in the same sections as White people, I thought segregation would have had a section just for African Amer.
            I was just-about to say the same thing.

            But, you 'beat me to it'.

            What GREAT pics have been posted just in the past 24 hours.

            My deepest thx to the assiduous posters.

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            • #7
              How did you find these pictures? Did you just search on flickr?

              They are amazing and thank you

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                Originally posted by Yoda View Post
                How did you find these pictures? Did you just search on flickr?

                They are amazing and thank you
                Glad you enjoyed them. Many I had on an old disk I got from a friend. Some were acquired online over the years (some of those using trial & error tricks to cull the full size image when only the thumbnail is shown).

                Here are a few more.

                Brooklyn's Washington Park, where the Brooklyn Superbas, Trolley Dodgers, and later the Dodgers played up until 1912. They moved into Ebbets in 1913.

                With street construction, 1910 (stadium at distant left)


                Closeup of above


                Map with location of Washington Park


                Mid 20's view prior to it's demolition


                Part of this park still exists (or did up until recently). Read this (with 2 pics)... Washington Park-Forgotten Brooklyn

                More of West Side Park Chicago
                1907
                LARGE Pic


                Cubs Raising Pennant 1907


                Cubs vs White Sox South Side Park 1909
                LARGE Pic


                Cubs vs Giants First Year At Wrigley
                LARGE Pic


                Dugdale Park Seattle
                LARGE Pic
                Last edited by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock; 05-27-2008, 11:28 PM.

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                • #9
                  these pictures are just incredible!

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                    Originally posted by banko View Post
                    I was just-about to say the same thing.

                    But, you 'beat me to it'.

                    What GREAT pics have been posted just in the past 24 hours.

                    My deepest thx to the assiduous posters.
                    The ballpark was in a northern city.

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                    • #11
                      Thank God for downtime at work; perfect time to post baseball pictures (don't tell my boss).

                      Exhibition Stadium Pittsburgh 1915

                      Used by the Pittsburgh Rebels of the Federal League 1913-15, and torn down soon after.
                      Renovations after Pirates moved into Forbes included removing huge turrets behind grandstand.
                      Near wear PNC stands today.



                      1904 (with turrets)


                      Forbes Field set up for a 1915 football game.
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                      Griffith Stadium Washington, all from 1933 WS






                      I assume that's FDR arriving


                      Municipal league game at Brookside Stadium in Cleveland. Not much of a stadium, considering "seats" consisted of sitting on a hill. Legend has it that 150,000 saw a game there.


                      First Game at Ewing Field San Francisco.
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                      This has been posted in the Polo Grounds thread but it's worth a hi-res repeat
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                      OK, back to work...
                      Last edited by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock; 05-28-2008, 09:53 AM.

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                        Municipal league game at Brookside Stadium in Cleveland. Not much of a stadium, considering "seats" consisted of sitting on a hill. Legend has it that 150,000 saw a game there.


                        Wow !! Silly question, but I can't help but wonder what kind of bathroom facilities did they have for a place like that back then. Now you would have hundreds of porto potties, equal number for man and women, handwashing stations, etc.

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                        • #13
                          Incredible!
                          They are all great and I have never seen pics of Ebbets Field from that angle. The one of Griffith Stadium is very cool and it is so clear.
                          Thanks for posting these.
                          Last edited by Philtration; 05-28-2008, 01:17 PM.

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                            Originally posted by YankeeFanBx View Post
                            Opening Day 1923 photo, I didn't realize Black people could sit in the same sections as White people, I thought segregation would have had a section just for African Amer.
                            The South was segregated, not northern cities.

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                              Originally posted by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock View Post
                              This has been posted in the Polo Grounds thread but it's worth a hi-res repeat
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                              OK, back to work...
                              My god. talk about crappy obstructed seating. Look at the fans at the lower left of the photo.
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