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    What stands on the land where some old ballparks use to be, like the Polo Grounds, Baker Bowl, Shibe Park and Forbes Field? Is it office buildings, houses, malls or whatever, where they use to stand before getting razed.

  • #2
    Washington, D.C.

    Howard University Hospital now occupies the grounds where Griffith Stadium stood.

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    • #3
      In Boston:
      The former Huntington Ave. Grounds of the Red Sox is now part of Northeastern University marked by a statue of Cy Young, it's nearby neighbor the South End Grounds that once housed the Boston Braves is now an MBTA Orange Line station but no known markage of it's former use, and South End Grounds' successor Braves Field is now owned by Boston University with the footprint of the old stadium and the former clubhouse/ticket office intact and the former Right Field pavillion still in use as the bleachers for "Nickerson Field"...
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      • #4
        Forbes Field

        On what was the infield, anyway, is Forbes Quadrangle of the University of Pittsburgh ("Pitt"). I assume it's still there. One of the tiles in the floor is made of glass. Next to that tile is another tile with a plaque on it. The plaque explains that underneath the glass is home plate from Forbes Field, where Bill Mazeroski hit the home run to win the 1960 World Series.

        I grew up on the outskirts of Pgh. and visited only a couple of times. I assume it's still there.

        I had thought they left some of the fences as well but then Pitt was expanding and I want to say those may have come down. I'm not sure though.

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        • #5
          Where Old Comiskey Park used to stand,it's now a parking lot.

          But there's a replica of the batters box and the foul lines marking the spot of the old park

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          • #6
            Hilltop Park, where the Yankees first played as the New York Highlanders in 1903, is now the location of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. I believe there is a marker of where home plate used to be located.

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            • #7
              Old LA Wrigley is now the Gilbert Lindsay Community Center which includes a park, gymnasium, and youth ball fields.

              Chavez Ravine is now luxury condominiums. Wait, that has not happened yet, but stay tuned.
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              • #8
                ebbetts field

                Originally posted by JPL BMX
                What stands on the land where some old ballparks use to be, like the Polo Grounds, Baker Bowl, Shibe Park and Forbes Field? Is it office buildings, houses, malls or whatever, where they use to stand before getting razed.
                ...is now a housing project in brooklyn

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by scrabblehack
                  On what was the infield, anyway, is Forbes Quadrangle of the University of Pittsburgh ("Pitt"). I assume it's still there. One of the tiles in the floor is made of glass. Next to that tile is another tile with a plaque on it. The plaque explains that underneath the glass is home plate from Forbes Field, where Bill Mazeroski hit the home run to win the 1960 World Series.

                  I had thought they left some of the fences as well but then Pitt was expanding and I want to say those may have come down. I'm not sure though.
                  the plaque and home plate is still there and there is a picture from the cathedral of learning looking down into forbes on that day and the outfield wall is still there or at least it was last may when i was in pitt
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                  • #10
                    the polo grounds

                    On the site of the polo grounds stands 4 apartment buildings and a school . DONALD
                    LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                    • #11
                      The stadium housing the New Browns is built on the site of Municipal Stadium. The site that housed League Park is basiccally a vacant lot with a couple of ball diamonds. A small piece of League Park is still standing, I think it was their ticket offices.

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                      • #12
                        where colt stadium was is now parking lot for the dome and the power house (aka reliant) and a fingers furniture is on teh site of ole buffs stadium across I-45 from the University of Houston
                        Houston Rockets
                        playoffs:1969,75,77,79,80,81,82,85,86,87,88,89,90, 91,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,2004,05,07,08
                        West Champions:81,86,94,95
                        NBA Champions:94,95
                        Houston Astros
                        Playoffs: 1980,86,97,98,99,01,04,05
                        NL west champs: 80,86
                        NL central champs: 97,98,99,01
                        NL Wild Card: 04,05
                        NL Champions: 05
                        Houston Oilers: AFL champs 1960,61
                        Texas Longhorns class of 2012
                        Lufkin Panthers div 2 state champs 2001

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                        • #13
                          The wall's still there, as well as the flagpole and home plate of forbes field. The playing areas of exposition park and 3 rivers are now part of the PNC Park (and Heinz Field) parking lot. I like how that massive Mall of America is where old Metropolitan Stadium stood.
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                          • #14
                            Crosley Field in Cincinnati is now an industrial park. No marker for home plate.

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                            • #15
                              Old Sportsmans Park is now a Boys and Girls Club on Grand Ave. in St. Louis. Not the best part of town.
                              "Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you. What's that you say Mrs. Robinson? Joltin' Joe has left and gone away. Hey hey hey."

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