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  • Cardinal Field / Robison Field / League Park / Sportsman's Park [II]

    Does anyone have any? I have never seen a picture of the field and I have searched the site. This is all I have found.

    Last edited by CardsFan1982; 02-16-2009, 07:31 AM.

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    taken during fire in 1901
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    • #3
      Robison Field Photos?

      Anyone have any good photos of old Robison Field in St. Louis (home to the St. Louis Cardinals 1893-1920 and the St. Louis Browns 1902-1908)? Can't find much online...

      Also, for anyone interested in the history of St. Louis ballparks, check this out:
      http://www.stltoday.com/mds/sports-cardinals/html/2503

      Cheers,
      kopper

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      • #4
        What a cool design for a stadium! Not that its functional these days, but a cool distinct design.
        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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        • #5
          Thats an interesting link on st.louis ballparks
          THE SAINT LOUIS CARDINALS
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          • #6
            Originally posted by kopper65 View Post
            Anyone have any good photos of old Robison Field in St. Louis (home to the St. Louis Cardinals 1893-1920 and the St. Louis Browns 1902-1908)? Can't find much online...

            Also, for anyone interested in the history of St. Louis ballparks, check this out:
            http://www.stltoday.com/mds/sports-cardinals/html/2503

            Cheers,
            kopper

            Yeah, that's about it. Hard to believe that there are so few photos of the place. Part of the reason is that St. Lous was really a Browns town prior to the Cardinals winning the 1926 World Series. Sportsman's Park was owned by the Browns and the Cardinals were merely tenants when they moved there in 1920. The Robison family sold the field to the St. Louis Board of Education and Beaumont High School was built on the site of Robison Filed. Today, it's a pretty depressed area. There is a plaque on the site indicating that Robsion Field used to be there.
            "Smith corks it into right, down the line. It may go...........Go crazy folks! Go crazy! Jack Buck

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            • #7
              I found a few more from Missouri Historical Society. Miller Huggins is in a couple of them.

              http://www.flickr.com/photos/mohisto...th/4497616348/
              "Smith corks it into right, down the line. It may go...........Go crazy folks! Go crazy! Jack Buck

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JRH11 View Post
                I found a few more from Missouri Historical Society. Miller Huggins is in a couple of them.

                http://www.flickr.com/photos/mohisto...th/4497616348/
                Here are a few of those photos, all from 1912.


                BP, or "pre-game warmups". Love to see BP like this today.

                4496980483_864e0389f2_b.jpg


                Left Joe Willis, right William "Wheezer" Dell. Player in center unknown.

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                Harry "Slim" Sallee

                4496980045_4f4edc8ef6_z.jpg


                Miller Huggins. After 6 years with Cincinnati, he joined the Cards in 1910 and became a player-manager in 1913. He eventually retired from playing after 1916, managing the Cards for one more year, before becoming the Yankees manager in 1918, until his death late in the 1929 season.

                4497615784_eeb545d854_z.jpg


                Arnold Hauser SS, Miller Huggins 2B

                4497616348_3f3495e140_z.jpg


                St. Louis Cardinals baseball team owner, Helene Britton with her children, Maire and Frank DeHaas Britton. Helene Britton owned the St. Louis Cardinals from 1911-1918. She was the first female owner of a major league team in baseball history. Love the snack, and the woman wearing the odd veil (Grandma?)?


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                • #9
                  Better quality photo of the fire on May 4, 1901. The grandstand was consumed in a half-hour.

                  The Cardinals arranged to play at Athletic Field while the stands were rebuilt, but played only one game there on the 5th before embarking on a month-long road trip. They returned to a rebuilt "League Park" (as it was known then) on June 3.

                  robisonfieldfire5401.jpg


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