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  • Oriole Park (I / II / III [Union Park] / IV / V [Terrapin Park]

    Oriole Park I: 1882-1889 - SW corner of 6th St/Huntington Ave (later 25th St) and York Rd (later Greenmount Ave). Also known as Huntington Avenue Park or American Association Park. Home to the AA Baltimore Orioles.

    Oriole Park II: 1890-1891 - 10th St (later 29th St); York Rd (later Greenmount Ave); 9th St (later 28th St); and Barclay St. AA Orioles moved here for the 1890 season, and the first month of the 1891 season, moving for reasons unknown to ->

    Oriole Park III/Union Park: 1891-1899 - South of Waverly at Greenmount Ave and 6th St. The AA Orioles joined the National League for the 1892 season, playing at Union Park until the franchise folded when the NL contracted from 12 teams to 8 for the 1900 campaign.

    Oriole Park IV: 1901-1916 - New park, same site as Oriole Park II. Also known as American League Park, as the new Orioles franchise were a charter member of the new AL in 1901. However, the major league franchise only played for 2 seasons in Baltimore until they moved to New York and became the Highlanders, and eventually the New York Yankees. In 1903, Baltimore reverted back to the minor leagues with a new Eastern League/International League Orioles franchise playing here, including local product Babe Ruth, playing for his first professional franchise here in 1914, in relative obscurity as everyone flocked to the major league Terrapins across the street (see below). Paltry attendance due to the Terrapins forced the owner to sell off his star players, including Ruth to the Red sox in July of that season.

    Oriole Park V/Terrapin Park: 1914-1944 - Built across the street in 1914 for the Baltimore Terrapins of the upstart Federal League, but the league folded after 2 seasons, and the Orioles moved to V starting in the 1916 season.



    Opening Day, '44 or earlier, Oriole Park V.



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    Oriole Park (V).

    1938.




    Fire, July 3-4, 1944.

    AAA Orioles moved into Memorial Stadium immediately after, drawing larger crowds and paving the way for a major league franchise a decade later.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriole_Park#Fire
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    • #3
      Nice pics . . . . I checked the google map co-ordinates, and that Oriole Park was only a hop/skip/jump away from Memorial Stadium.
      There's a fly ball out to left. Waiting is Cleon Jones ...the Mets are the World Champions! Jerry Koosman is being mobbed! Look at this scene! - Curt Gowdy announcing that the Mets had just won their first World Series.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
        That's what she said!
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        • #5
          1914, brand new Terrapin Park (Oriole Park V) is the scene of the Opening Game for the Baltimore Terrapins of the Federal League, who beat the Buffalo Bisons 3-2 (right-click to open in new window for larger size).

          The league disbanded after the 1915 season, and the minor league Orioles, toiling away at Oriole Park IV across the street, moved in in 1916, renamed it Oriole Park, and played here until the fire of 1944.

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          • #6
            ^^^ I love this pic!
            Put it in the books.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
              Opening Day, '44 or earlier, Oriole Park V.



              I do prefer dry beery beer myself.
              I find myself wondering about this pic. It's obviously in Baltimore, from when the Orioles were a team in the International League. But even from behind, we can tell it isn't the Baltimore Elite Giants, who played at Terrapin Park from 1938-1950. Did the Minor League team share Terrapin with the Elite Giants?
              Last edited by alpineinc; 06-04-2017, 01:39 PM.
              Put it in the books.

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              • #8
                ^^ Nevermind. As alpineinc has informed me, it seems the Minor Leaguers played in Terrapin at least through 1944. I guess they did share the field for a few seasons.

                Thanks, alpineinc, for your invaluable pics and info!
                Last edited by milladrive; 01-22-2012, 05:47 PM.
                Put it in the books.

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                • #9
                  Here's one I found on my hard drive that's been colorized. I've no clue in what year (or even what era) the pic was taken.

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                  Put it in the books.

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                  • #10
                    Found this pic lurking around on my computer. It's Baltimore's Union Park, circa 1890's, when the Orioles were in the American Association.
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                    Put it in the books.

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                    • #11
                      Terrapin Park/Oriole Park V.

                      Terrapins BP, 1914-15




                      More Terrapins




                      1915




                      http://www.mdhs.org/digital-images?S...subject_value=
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                      • #12
                        Oriole Park III/Union Park, 1895.

                        bal-bs-rb-then-union-park-p1-19600501.jpg
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                        • #13
                          Some rise, some fall, some climb, to get to Terrapin.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by chip View Post
                            Some rise, some fall, some climb, to get to Terrapin.
                            And if you're on your way down 95 to see the old grounds, don't forget to stop at Elkton, MD for some appropriate wines for the occasion.


                            http://www.terrapinstationwinery.com/

                            And I know we'll get there soon.


                            Now back to your regularly scheduled thread.

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                            • #15
                              alpineinc,

                              I knew I liked you.

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