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Baker Bowl / Philadelphia Park (aka Philadelphia Grounds)

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  • Baker Bowl / Philadelphia Park (aka Philadelphia Grounds)

    Thought I'd start a thread for the other classic Philly park, the Baker Bowl.

    1915.






    1931.




    Opening Day 1938, Phillies' last year there. Dolph Camilli of the Brooks goes yard.




    1939, in racing configuration:



    Largest soap ad ever.

    bakerlife.jpg
    Last edited by alpineinc; 06-02-2016, 03:28 PM.
    sigpic A different classic baseball blog https://twitter.com/behindthebagbtb

  • #2
    "the Phillies use lifebuoy and they STILL stink" classic!
    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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    • #3
      I love the photos of the Baker Bowl and the warehouse down the left field line.

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      • #4
        That warehouse building is still standing to this day... as is the triangular building in back of CF....
        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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        • #5
          Nice pics Bnbusser.
          Yeah, Baker Bowl pics are tough to find. Here's some that may or may not have been posted here somewhere before.



          ENLARGE






          This is when it was used as a speedway


          From the Temple Univ Archives (w/watermarks, darn it)






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          • #6






            The above Temple pics are from 1939, after the Phillies moved out.

            Last game at Baker Bowl 1938












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            • #7
              You could come up with anything ! Neat pictures, thanks. You should put this one in the 'Locker Rooms' thread.

              Originally posted by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock View Post

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              • #8
                More from the last game


















                1950 Captioned "High winds demolish wall of old Baker Bowl". Do they have tornados in Philly?


                Finally, here's an ornament from the old stadium

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock View Post
                  Yeah, Baker Bowl pics are tough to find...
                  He says right before posting a ton of pics of the BB that I've never seen before.

                  Those pics are great!

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                  • #10
                    Chicago Tribune, via Sporting News, 1937.

                    sigpic A different classic baseball blog https://twitter.com/behindthebagbtb

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                    • #11
                      Man, pictures of this place are few and far between:

                      BakerBowl1..jpg
                      BakerBowl2..jpg
                      BakerBowl3..jpg

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                      • #12
                        A couple more:

                        BakerBowl5..jpg
                        BakerBowl4..jpg

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                        • #13
                          Aaaand another, which looks like two pics spliced together rather badly :

                          BakerBowl6..JPG

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                          • #14
                            this is one of ralph kiner's favortie stories, he tells it every year (as only ralph can do). if your're over the age of 40 you've heard it many times...

                            one thing not mentioned in the story, the face of the upper half of the rf fence was made of tin. any ball hitting it would make a racket.
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                            the turd in the punchbowl
                            reality really sucks.
                            enjoy the game more...

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                            • #15
                              Paul, do you know why the upper deck was removed?

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