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  • Gehrig27
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    That photo of Stahl has actually been misidentified as being from the 1903 World Series. It's really from the famous final series of 1904 against the Highlanders (Yankees) at Hilltop Park.

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  • the_mad_monk
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    Photo of Chick Stahl at the 1903 WS possibly after consuming a beverage from a Boston rooter's beer mug.

    Edit: Not the 1903 WS or Exposition Park per the post below.

    Exposition Park 1903 WSa.jpg

    https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/...0959/sf2685667
    Last edited by the_mad_monk; 04-12-2019, 08:06 AM.

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  • the_mad_monk
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    Originally posted by doctor_gogol View Post

    I'm wondering how accurate the placement of the plate is.
    A few months ago, a permanent marker of home plate was cemented into the parking lot. See https://grandstander.blogspot.com/20...tion-park.html for the story.

    Exposition Park marker.JPG

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  • the_mad_monk
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    Boston rooters group in the Exposition Park grandstands during 1903 WS.

    Exposition Park 1903OCT06a.jpg

    https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/...0959/sf268890x

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  • alpineinc
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    The hoisting of the first World Series banner. Glorious. Thanks for posting!

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  • the_mad_monk
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    A fantastic set of negatives sold at auction a few months ago showing the 1904 opening day activities.

    Exposition Park 1904APR21d.jpg17699d_lg.jpg
    Last edited by the_mad_monk; 03-23-2019, 01:25 PM.

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  • alpineinc
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    1903, first WS, Game 4, Pittsburgh at bat. The Pirates would win it 5-4, despite a furious 3-run rally by the Red Sox in the 9th, to go up in the best of eight series 3 games to 1, with Honus Wagner collecting 3 hits. Unfortunately for the locals, Boston would take the next FOUR games, three in a row at Exposition Park, and then Game 8 at the Huntington Avenue Grounds to take the first ever World's Series title, 5 games to 3.



    Crop of the sign on the wall, come meet both teams tonight!

    1903crop.jpg

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  • Chevy114
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    Thanks Chip, that is so cool!

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  • chip
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    Here is a nice overlay of all the stadiums and there locations.

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  • alpineinc
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    Originally posted by Pelt View Post
    Look at that foul territory. You'd almost have to hit a foul ball the same distance as a home run for it to reach the stands. lol
    Can almost have a practice game in that area at the same time. Here's a zoom from the great pic Mario posted at the top of the thread showing the huge foul area (a great scene in it's own right - both horseless carriages and a horse and buggy can be seen, as well as a second game going on right outside the stadium!).

    exp1.jpg


    Also, it appears that the area was so large, that they continued the right field foul line straight through foul territory to the first base side wall, as shown passing through the players lineup here (thought it was the left field line at first, but doesn't add up at all). While Forbes also had its share of foul ground, it definitely improved upon this setup.

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  • Pelt
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    Look at that foul territory. You'd almost have to hit a foul ball the same distance as a home run for it to reach the stands. lol

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  • alpineinc
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    Brooklyn Tip-Tops in town (Federal League) to take on the Rebels. Love the unusual cave-like dugouts of this park.

    6a29632r.jpg

    Crop of visiting dugout
    expkcrop1.jpg
    Huge size (full photo)

    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2007663782/


    Crop from panoramic earlier in thread showing dugouts

    expkpan.jpg

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  • alpineinc
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    Honus Wagner in Exposition Park action, 1909. Light cap and uni, solid stockings on the road would make the opponent likely Boston, possibly Chicago.

    15822a_lg.jpeg

    http://www.mearsonlineauctions.com/L...px?lotid=15822
    Last edited by alpineinc; 06-09-2012, 09:36 AM.

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  • StadiumPage
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    Here's an article about it:
    http://rockymtn.sabr.org/sabr.cfm?a=cms,c,572,9,0

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  • StadiumPage
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    Originally posted by doctor_gogol View Post
    I'm wondering how accurate the placement of the plate is.
    The plate was marked by SABR, so its likely very close. It is not where the PA historic marker is though. That's on the riverwalk. The plate is/was in a parking lot just east of Heinz Field.

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